Cape Town - Roger de Sa has heaped praise on Ali Abondo after the Kenyan midfielder made his debut for Ajax Cape Town in their 2-2 draw with Jomo Cosmos on Wednesday night.
The 26-year-old, who is a three-time winner of the Kenyan Premier League, joined the Urban Warriors last month but had to bide his time waiting for the necessary paperwork from the league.
Despite only receiving his registration from the league 90 minutes prior to kick-off, Abondo started for De Sa's side and looked comfortable in midfield alongside captain Travis Graham.
"He did pretty well, we only got his card at 18:00 this evening so it was always going to be touch and go as to whether he was going to play," De Sa said after the game.
"Also, we didn't have much time to prepare because the nature of the games in the last few weeks. So it was a very light session, but I said to him that if we do get a card then he will play.
"We can now get three games with him before next season and I think already today, even with very little training that he has got the touches and the runs.
"So I think he will be a good one for us. He is a '10' and can also play out on the wing. He is a touch player and he is polished. There are good signs and hopefully he will get better and better."