Absa Premiership

Mokoena excited by youthful Ajax team

2016-09-06 12:43
Lebohang Mokoena (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Newly-signed Ajax Cape Town midfielder Lebohang Mokoena says he can't wait to get playing again and also revealed his excitement at being part of a youthful team.

'Cheeseboy', as the player is affectionately known, completed a deadline day transfer to the Ikamva-based outfit, and the well-travelled midfielder has revealed that he will be looking to guide some of the young players in the team.

"The club's I come from are a lot different to Ajax Cape Town, but for me it's really nice to have a feeling of being in a different environment," he told the club's website.

"The team is full of youth, the club's own youth players, that is very good to see. It's important for us to share our experience with these younger guys. Some of them will also move to other clubs or abroad so we have to share as much as we can. I can't wait to get the ball rolling and play again."

Having graduated from the Orlando Pirates academy at the age of 16, Mokoena says that the current set-up at Ajax reminds him of his younger days, in addition to praising the facilities at Ikamva - the club's training base.

"Being here takes me back to the days when I was a young player," he added. "I also come from a youth structure, so to see the facilities that the team has got available for the youth is overwhelming.

"It shows the effort that the club is putting in to nurture talent. This helps the club not to go into the market too much and it also helps the team stay in the direction that they want to go.

"If you've got your youth system in place like Ajax Cape Town has, you'll have players coming through for generations to come," he concluded.

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