Evans wants to finish career at Ajax
Posted: 31 December 2011 Time: 09:35 am
Ajax Cape Town long serving defender Brett Evans says he would love to play the rest of his career at the club but remains uncertain about that with his latest contract at the Urban Warriors running out in June.
Evans – who holds the club record for most starts at 308 which is also the highest at one club of all players currently playing in the PSL – has only ever played for Ajax since making his professional debut during the 1999-2000 season. "I love Ajax and I am very happy here so much that I would actually want to play the remaining years of my playing career here," says Evans. However with his contract due to expire in June at the back of two years of injury troubles the 29 year-old is not definite of his stay at the club.
_quote "I don't know...we will see where my future takes me. The reality is that if Ajax doesn't renew my contract I have to look elsewhere because I still feel I have the ability to play for four to five years. Talks about a new contract are yet to start as the club hasn't mentioned a word as yet but I am not stressing at all because my mind is on doing well for the club in the second half of the season," says Evans. Evans – who has 10 Bafana caps – is hoping to dust off the injury troubles of the past two years into a consistent run of regular football in the New Year. "I just want to stay fit in the New Year and enjoy my football again while helping Ajax challenge for both the League and Nedbank Cup. The last two years have not been great for me but I am feeling strong now and feel like I can get back to my form of the past. It has been a rough last two years as I have been bothered by a groin and knee which needed an operation. "These two injuries have been the first two serious of my career and have unfortunately come in consecutive years at 28 and 29, the peak years of a player's career. "However, I am facing up staying positive for the future because I feel I can still enjoy my football," he adds.