Absa Premiership

De Sa plans more friendlies

2015-01-30 13:59
Roger De Sa (Supplied)
Roger De Sa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa is partially satisfied with the progress which has been made during this extended mid-term break.

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The Urban Warriors, who have dropped as low as fifth in the Premiership standings, still have a mountain to climb if they are to achieve anything of substance during this campaign and De Sa believes that journey starts now. 

Part of that preparation is playing a series of club friendly matches, which are of considerable value.

"These friendlies are very important for us," said De Sa.

"Maybe not so much the result, but the game-time and experiments are what we are looking for. We had the chance to put some nice combinations together and we tried some new things which worked nicely."

Indications are that there will be more friendly matches played before the season resumes next month and De Sa hopes to extract as much from them as is possible.

"We will probably play one or two more friendlies against local opposition before the league restarts," added De Sa.

The one central theme in the build-up to the resumption of the league has been the fitness of defender Dominic Isaacs, who has yet to play a match this season. 

Indications were that Ajax would not recruit anybody to fill that void, as there was the expectation that Isaacs would be fit enough to compete when the season resumed. However, at this juncture the signs are in fact rather ominous.

"We’ve had some issues because we expected Dominic Isaacs to be back by now, but he had a minor set-back, but we expect him to start training with the team again by the end of this week.

“Lance Davids and Nazeer Allie are also out injured now, but they aren’t too far from a return either," said De Sa, who has been forced to do some planning on shifting sands.

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