Absa Premiership

Nel boost for Ajax as captain remains in limbo

2017-08-22 08:15
Morne Nel (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town-born midfielder Morne Nel has returned home after swapping SuperSport United for Ajax Cape Town on a loan deal.

"Ajax Cape Town and SuperSport United have agreed that it is in the best interest of the player to return home to Cape Town‚ with the Urban Warriors to rehabilitate the burly playmaker at our Ikamva base," the Urban Warriors confirmed Nel's arrival in a statement.

"Nel joins Ajax Cape Town on loan until the end of the year‚ after which the Urban Warriors hold the option to make the move permanent."

Nel will provide the Cape side with more depth in central midfield, where they look a bit short due to the expected departure of club captain Travis Graham.

Graham wants to leave the team and trained with the Reserves during pre-season. He was not in the squad for the opening game of the season, a 1-1 home draw with Golden Arrows on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Nel, however, must reportedly undergo a groin operation before he can make his Ajax debut.

The international is an Old Mutual academy product and previously had trials with Tottenham Hotspur in England and Portuguese top-flight club Vitoria Guimaraes.

Read more on:    ajax cape town  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 19 January 2018
Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Cape Town City FC v Ajax Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, Goble Park 15:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu FC v SuperSport United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.