Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town have
confirmed the signing of Burkina Faso defender Soumaila Ouattara after
the player impressed coach Stanley Menzo and his technical team during a
The club had been seeking extra defensive options after the departure
of number one central defender Rivaldo Coetzee to Mamelodi Sundowns. As
such, Ouattara has been snapped up after a brief assessment at Ikamva.
Menzo told SowetanLIVE, "He was offered to us and was here
on trial. After one training match‚ everybody said. ‘that is a good
player’. He's a right-footed player and very strong.
"Coming from Burkina Faso‚ he has probably not had the best
(footballing) education. There is room to improve‚ but he is someone who
will become a very good player."
At this point in time, it seems unlikely he will be granted a work
permit in time for Urban Warriors' Premiership encounter with Polokwane
City on Friday, although Menzo is optimistic of a good result
He added, "I have to be honest‚ looking at first three games with one
point‚ that is three points less than we should have. We have to win
this one‚ we have to catch up a lot. It's not nice when you look at the
log and see yourself in 15th place."