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Efstathiou: Ertugral Stays, Comitis goes

Ajax Cape Town news: Efstathiou: Ertugral Stays, Comitis goes

Posted: 4 July 2013 Time: 3:57 pm

Ari Efstathiou has confirmed that Muhsin Ertugral will remain the head coach of Ajax Cape Town and that George Comitis has taken paid leave until such a time as his resignation comes through.

The Turkish coach’s future at the club was cast in doubt after the Comitis brothers announced they were selling their shares in the club to their family members the Efstathious on Tuesday.

“Muhsin has been appointed on a three-year term,” Ari Efstathiou said on Robert Marawa's Metro FM radio show.

“It was very clear we were pushing for Muhsin to be appointed back in November rather than Jan Versleijen. Unfortunately there was a big fight with regards to that issue.

“So yes, we are with him for now. We are loading our guns and giving him what he requires. He is appointing his own team behind him, his own squad and I have no doubt Ajax will be one of the top clubs again.”

There was also talk that Etrugral was keen to bring in his former assistant coach at Golden Arrows, Shaun Bartlett, to Ikamva, but that deal fell through owing to a monetary disagreement.

“Those negotiations were done through George Comitis, but, if I am correct, the financial agreement could not be agreed on,” Efstathiou adds.

It was also confirmed that the club will now act without a CEO for the next few weeks, after the Efstathious’ requested that George Comitis take paid leave until his resignation becomes official.

“George and John have resigned from all platforms in the company. George has resigned as CEO, but that all takes affect when there is the completion of all documentation which will take place within the next 10-14 days,” Efstathiou continues.

“Until that happens George remains the CEO. We have had a chat to him about taking paid leave so it doesn’t complicate things. I think George has been very gracious in agreeing to do that until the documents are signed.

“The statures of the club are so strong, so not having a CEO for a couple of weeks is not going to have any affect. Everything operates like a machine at Ajax, so we are not concerned.”

Article by: BackpageTxt

Previous comments on this story...

lerete la eeemza- walikhosi
posted: 04:02 pm
Pat Malabela the return... disaster waiting to happen
KC is National Defence Force
posted: 04:08 pm
More circuses in the PSL....

After Chippa relegation I thought it will only be Downs who will keep us laughing

*Poof* Efstathiou appears......
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 04:11 pm
Eish, I feel sorry for our football here in CTN...we have a beautiul Stadium ke phofu...Chippa, GONE...Vasco GONE...Santos GONE...yeerrrr its like we never had 3 teams in the PSL
KC is National Defence Force
posted: 04:13 pm
''We have had a chat to him about taking paid leave so it doesn’t complicate things'' This Efstathiou is very very paranoid, trademark of a crook
Gold & Black lamborghini
posted: 04:14 pm
Hao.. editor?
give credit to Marawa's Show phela...!!!
We all knw thats wer u heard the news!
Tico MP
posted: 04:16 pm
ajax or arrows...for relegation
Dzunga
posted: 04:39 pm
All the quoted information was stolen from Metro FM's Robert Marawa Show @ 083Sport but the editor isn't telling us the source. They pretend as if they did the interview #Disappointed#
Frans Kafula
posted: 04:45 pm
Dear Kick-Off,

Your are missing a line that reads "Speaking to Robert Marawa on 083 Sport @ 6 last night......" SMH
Frans Kafula
posted: 04:50 pm
Personally, not gonna doubt this family. Give them a fair chance to show what they can do, all the best! I still remember listening to George Comitis telling Marawa last year why he prefers Jan Versleijen as coach.

What led to the two families feud was also right on the side of the Efstathious I believe. NO MEMBER OF THE EXCO should pocket millions in bonuses.

That's just me.
Phrank Lukas
posted: 04:52 pm
Proper attribution wouldve been nice...083 Sport with Robert Marawa.
Son of dis Soil
posted: 05:12 pm
That was certainly an Italian Job by the Efstathiou family as expected and what could go wrong if you're linked to the great Vito Palazzolo. The Comitis are a nonentity within the dealings of the Greek Mafia in South Africa as such to keep Ajax they needed to be in good terms with ArenA Boulevard and clearly the fallout didn't do them any good.....Now that's history fellas!
d.tendanimatswiki
posted: 05:32 pm
"Muhsin has been appointed on a three-year term,” Ari Efstathiou said on Robert Marawa's Metro FM radio show" Its a quote in itself, I think ure parents should have thrown their monies in the toilets.Read and understand u gorillas
tshwanelo
posted: 06:18 pm
I told u that gorillas can't read!
diski111
posted: 08:12 pm
eix the derpature of comitis at ajax means that the cape club will be just like any ordinary psl club now. sign gabbage players season after season. no more exciting young players and then eventually ajax will go down and never come back again
Professor khosi
posted: 06:53 am
Some bloggers are so dom , they don't read n they just run on being critics sis. I think they jus can't read . Abet is waiting for ppl like u Gold and Black lamborghini
tati
posted: 07:55 am
Gold & Black lamborghini

posted: 04:14 pm

Hao.. editor?
give credit to Marawa's Show phela...!!!
We all knw thats wer u heard the news!
____________________________________ From a Khosi to another Khosi, thanks for clarifying who the real gorillas are:
d.tendanimatswiki

posted: 05:32 pm

"Muhsin has been appointed on a three-year term,” Ari Efstathiou said on Robert Marawa's Metro FM radio show" Its a quote in itself, I think ure parents should have thrown their monies in the toilets.Read and understand u gorillas
Anonymous
posted: 08:02 am
This guy looks like he know what he is doing, Ajax suffered a lot with the Commitis think they own the club while closing the door for Efstathiou on the cold, Good Luck!!!!!!!! We still need those exciting young stars coming from Ikamva development
Laaste Khosi - Capo di tutti_di hond
posted: 08:02 am
I have a feeling that the number one mafiaso crook red lips tooth Khoza is somehow involved in this saga.
nemat1
posted: 08:11 am
these self proclaimed Journos, they think they are so schooled yet they even fail to get a job on a community newsletter, yet they come and say KO did not do any acknowledgement/reference to source Robert Marawa
Sir Freedoroski
posted: 08:56 am
“Muhsin has been appointed on a three-year term,” Ari Efstathiou said on Robert Marawa's Metro FM radio show.
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