Cape Town -
Following their emphatic start to the 2015/16 ABSA Premiership season, Ajax
Cape Town CEO Ari Efstathiou says that he is not surprised to see his team
doing so brilliantly in the opening stages of the new campaign due to their
hard work in the off-season.
Warriors are currently placed second on the Absa Premiership standings,
trailing log leaders Mpumalanga Black Aces by a single point after three games.
The Ikamva side also advanced to the MTN8 final, which they will
square-off for R8m crown against the reigning champions Kaizer Chiefs.
Efstathiou believes that their pre-season hard work is beginning to show as he
revealed his delights about the way the team is doing so far.
“I think we
haven’t done badly up to so far this season.” Efstathiou told Sport24 in an
that we have started so well this season and the boys are definitely on the
working very hard during the off-season and everything needs a good preparation
if you want the results.
“We had a
good pre-season and I believe that the results of all the hard work are
starting to show.
“And that is
the reason we are number two on the PSL log and also managing to go all the to
the MTN8 final.”
face the reigning champions, Chiefs, in the Wafa-Wafa title decider at the
Nelson Mandela Bay stadium next week and Efstathiou is optimistic that the
Urban Warriors have enough depth in their squad to bring the trophy to the
“Kaizer Chiefs are a good side, we are all
aware of that," continued Efstathiou.
again, we also have a very strong team of young and energetic players.
run all day long without getting tired and they have what it takes to compete.
“On the road
to the final we managed to win two difficult games against Pirates and Wits.
that our team is capable of achieving more accolades this season.
not going to be an easy task on the field of play, because Chiefs are the
defending champions and they will be all out to defend their crown.”