Serero: I let my team down

2011-05-23 12:13

Johannesburg - A gutted Thulani Serero has confessed to that he feels he let Ajax Cape Town down in the last league match against Maritzburg United.

Serero and company lost the title at the death to Orlando Pirates after the Urban Warriors were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Maritzburg United on Saturday, while Pirates beat another KwaZulu-Natal side Golden Arrows to claim the coveted trophy together with the R10 million cheque on offer.

Serero, who signed a four-year contract with Ajax Amsterdam on Sunday, says his dream move has done little to soothe the pain of faltering when it mattered most.

"It was very emotional losing the league and when I went home I felt like it was my fault, because I felt I could have done better," Serero told this site.

"I feel I didn't play well against Maritzburg United and that's why I feel like it is my fault that we lost it.

"Even the excitement of my move to Amsterdam has done little to take away the pain - the pain is still there.

"But congratulations to Pirates. It was between Ajax and Pirates, because they were consistent so I do feel they deserve it just as much as we could have deserved it had we won it."

The 21-year-old, meanwhile, says he is confident he can make his mark in Holland after sealing his move to Amsterdam, which apparently is worth a whopping R25 million and, according to reports, is a South African record involving a local club and an overseas one.

"I'm too excited about it, even though I can still feel the pain of losing the league. It is more like mixed feelings. I'm very happy to get a move overseas and this is something that I have been waiting for," Serero added.

"I'm glad our former player Eyong Enoh (the Cameroonian) is there at Amsterdam and that will help me settle in quicker. It will make a huge difference having Enoh around, because he helped a lot when I was there during my trial and having him will put me in a good position.

"I will leave in June to join them for pre-season and I don't know what to expect at this stage but I imagine it will be difficult for the first few months.

"But I can assure you I'm going to work very hard to make sure I make it there." 


  • Thabiso Muzi Radebe - 2011-05-23 12:18

    mfana ophethe u magic thulani serero simply the best good luck boy

  • Annoy - 2011-05-23 12:39

    No Serero you did not let your team down - Hans Vonk let your team down

      Shahiema - 2011-05-23 12:48

      So true Hans Vonk is a real flop, he should never be given a ball again. Shame on you Hans.

      Mswati - 2011-05-23 12:56

      Eish that Hans is a moegoe of the decade

  • Rammsteen - 2011-05-23 12:54

    It's done & dusted. Losing the league came from a couple of mistakes throughout the season, not the last 90 minutes. AJAX Forever!

  • Scaramouche - 2011-05-23 13:02

    From next season on, I am going to suport Ajax. What a season they have had. All the best Serero, it's is an exciting move!

  • Noma - 2011-05-23 13:03

    Good Luck my boy go there and make us proud but we trust your ability you will make it do not worry we are 100% behind you, anyway thank you for congratulating us as Bucaneers and you are speaking the truth Ajax and Pirates were most consistent team this season i am sorry for your loss boy. up the Bucs

  • karabo - 2011-05-23 13:18

    Goodluck Serero,u were great for Ajax...

  • Mzansisoka - 2011-05-23 13:57

    Don't beat yourself too hard young man... You are our shinning and we have your back - Go out there and make a name for yourself... Shoot for the man my boy...

  • Mbusi - 2011-05-23 14:09

    PIRATES FAN - The magic boi!!!! u never let ur team down sometimes u need a little bit of luck to achieve somethings and luck was on Baccaneers this time. Lift up ur head and be proud of your perfomance for this season. Good luck for ur brilliant move to Europe. SHAPA BAKABAKA SHAPA

  • Sami - 2011-05-23 14:40

    Gud luck SERERO.

  • ikemon2107 - 2011-05-23 15:01

    Good luck mfana, Serero, you are the best. Hans Vonk let Ajax down. He deserve moemish of the year 2011

  • louismtshali - 2011-05-23 15:06

    Good luck boy. I know you will make us proud, we already are anyway. As a bucs and a south african football supporter you and your mates showed us one grand season of football in SA. That goes for all teams in the PSL, thanks a lot guys thatnks. But this is about Thulani "Simply the Best" Serero again thanks and the best of luck to you sir. Bon Voyage, Bon Voyage

      Mojojo - 2011-05-23 15:15

      Pirates, Ajax, Chiefs and Sundowns. Thanks for an awesome season. Thulani, you were brilliant on Saturday. You made space in the mid field, distributed the ball well, and made a few good runs. But ultimately, we did not finish off well, and of course there was that Hans Vonk under 10 mistake (which is an insult to most under 10s) Well done Thulani. You deserve praise, and the transfere, and once again, thanks to the top 4 teams. You made this year's PSL one to remember.

  • vsquad - 2011-05-23 15:29

    Awesome PSL season, Well done to the buccaneers. i must say they were consistent throughout the season. Good luck to you Thulani Serero, represent Mzansi well and concentrate on your talent i have no doubt that you will be (simply the best..)

  • Lerato - 2011-05-25 10:18

    Good luck boy you deserve the move and dnt worry the pain will disappear in no time just enjoy your game at Amsterdam...!!

  • Innocent - 2011-05-26 14:09

    That Vonk is a idiot of the decade

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