Absa Premiership

Hartog open to NFD move

2016-07-11 10:35
Ashley Hartog (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Ashley Hartog has indicated that he might ply his trade in the National First Division (NFD) next season, following inquiries from a number of Cape Town-based outfits.

The well-travelled midfielder revealed that there had been a number of NFD teams who indicated their interest in acquiring his services ahead of the new campaign.

"A few teams in the first divisions have already called me," Hartog told KickOff.

"I wouldn't mind playing in the First Division again, but for now I am waiting on my agent to guide me on the way forward.

"I have played in the first division before so it will not be strange at all for me to play there again."

Following the expiration of his short-term contract at Ajax Cape Town, the 34-year-old could see his career make a full-circle with talks of a possible return to first division football, five-and-a-half years after playing in the same league in the colours of FC Cape Town after returning from Belgium.

Hartog made a mere four appearances for the Urban Warriors since his January move from Martizburg United, yet the former SuperSport United man says he understood the club’s culture prior to having joined.

"I already knew about what kind of club they are when I joined them," he added.

"Their interests are more on youngsters so they want to give a chance to a lot of the younger boys who they will then sell on in the future."

Hartog also played for the now defunct Western Province United in 2007 in the first division.

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