Absa Premiership

Menzo pleased with Ajax trialists

2017-01-24 13:14
Sameehg Doutie.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town coach Stanley Menzo was impressed with the performances of trialists Aubrey Funga and Sameegh Doutie in their friendly against Highlands Park.

The Urban Warriors played to a 1-1 draw against the Lions Of The North at Ikamva over the weekend in preparation for the second half of their Premiership campaign. 

"The two trialists, Aubrey and Doutie, I think they did well - especially Doutie."

"He knows the Ajax way of playing so for him it was easier. Aubrey, you can see that he has things that we can use," he told the club's official website.

The former Ajax Amsterdam shot-stopper highlighted also the areas where his team still needs to improve ahead of their league encounter against title-contenders Bidvest Wits on February 7th.

"The first half wasn’t so bad, we conceded a goal from a transition moment - we have to work on that, you have to make sure you run back, fight back and cover your lines to close down the space," he added.

"After they scored it was difficult to find freedom in midfield, there was little space and things were tight - we scored a goal having found space between the lines. Travis (Graham) scored a good goal."

Menzo then revealed his joy at new-signings Roderick Kabwe and Rheece Evans, who also got a run out, with the latter lasting the entire 90 minutes.

"Both have to adapt to the way we play, the way of playing, but it will come and I was satisfied, especially by Kabwe in the midfield.

"Rheece had some problems, but he played 90 minutes and I’m happy for him."

Ajax travel to the Bidvest Stadium to face Wits on February 7 when the league resumes with the Urban Warriors looking to improve on their 9th placed position in the standings.

kick off is at 19:30.


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