Absa Premiership

Efstathiou: Ajax on the right track

2015-09-09 17:15
Ari Efstathiou (Gallo Images)

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.

The Urban 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 exclusive interview.

“I think that we have started so well this season and the boys are definitely on the right track.

“We were 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.”

Ajax will 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 Western Cape.

“Kaizer Chiefs are a good side, we are all aware of that," continued Efstathiou.

“But then again, we also have a very strong team of young and energetic players.

“They can 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.

“This shows that our team is capable of achieving more accolades this season.

“But it’s 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.”

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