Town - Ajax Cape
Town confirmed the signing of Samuel Julies from Chippa United, in a
deal that takes Bantu
Mzwakali in the opposite direction.
Julies came through the ranks at
Mamelodi Sundowns where he enjoyed limited playing time before a permanent
switch to the Chilli Boys ahead of the current campaign. It is in Port
Elizabeth where the attacking midfielder blasted his way into the headlines:
The winning goal against his
former employers in a Telkom Knockout Cup clash was soon followed by a
memorable brace against the defending league champions Bidvest Wits, in
Johannesburg; with his left-footed strike in said match grabbing national
“I am grateful to finally be an
Ajax Cape Town player and I am grateful to the management for the way they
handled the situation, it is a great club and I am looking forward to doing my
best here,” Julies said as quoted by the club's official website.
“Things happen so quickly so as a
professional you have to be prepared at all times. I was always prepared for
this, I am just hoping that everything will fall into place and that I can make
my debut as soon as possible. I am just glad everything has worked out.
The Kimberley-born attacker first
caught the eye at the School of Excellence before moving to the Brazilians,
whom he could well face in an Absa Premiership clash at Cape Town Stadium on
The 26-year-old added: “I was at
Sundowns for close to 10 years, so yes, I am excited to play against them - if
the opportunity presents itself - maybe I can score against them again. It is
just a nice feeling being here [at Ajax Cape Town].
“My brother mentioned it to me
[that Ajax Cape Town were interested], my goal is now to grasp as much
knowledge as possible from the coach [Muhsin Ertugral], he is a very
experienced coach. I will do my best to help the team gain points and move up
“I will just keep working hard
and I will put all my energy towards growing as a player here at Ikamva,” he
Everyone at Ajax Cape Town would
like to welcome Samuel to the club while also thanking Bantu Mzwakali for his
service to the Urban Warriors over the past decade.
Bantu, who graduated from the
club’s Youth Academy, made over 100 appearances for the Urban Warriors in the
PSL over the course of the past five years with his goals and assists to be
long remembered by the club’s supporters. He also played an integral part in
helping us to 2015 MTN8 glory in Port Elizabeth.