Cape Town - Zimbabwe
youth international Thomas Chideu is set to end an unproductive spell
at South African side Ajax Cape Town and return home.
Chideu joined Ajax in July 2015, but has barely been given a look in
with the first team and has spent much of his time playing for the
He has reached the point where he feels he needs to move on and told the Daily News that he will be back in Zimbabwe soon, with the hope of finding a new club.
"I cancelled my contract with Ajax and [Monday] is my last day with
the club. I'm just finishing up on a few things but by the first week of
September I should be back in Zimbabwe.
"I'm still talking to my agent to see which team I can join back home for the remainder of the season.
"Since I'm a free agent there will be no problems with me getting a
licence even though the Zimbabwe mid-season window is already closed,"
the 20-year-old explained.
Chideu has watched other strikers leaving, and new ones coming in,
and feels the Urban Warriors have not given him fair treatment.
"I have been patient enough with the club since I joined them. Last
year they assured me that this season I was going to get game time with
the first team," he said.
"Even during preseason, I had a chat with the coach (Stanley) Menzo
and he said I was going to play this season but to my surprise they did
not register me as part of the squad.
"I'm not getting any younger and I'm at that stage of my career where
I need to be playing regularly so that's why I decided to end my
contract," he added.
The striker also claims that Ajax made it difficult for him to join another club in South Africa.
"I was talking to Golden Arrows and they were prepared to sign me on
loan this season but Ajax blocked the move saying I was in their plans.
It was the same thing with Royal Eagles as well. They wanted to take me
on loan but Ajax refused to let me go."