Hans Vonk has returned to Europe.

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Vonk returns to Ajax

Posted: 6 October 2008 Time: 10:03

Hans Vonk has returned to Holland to rejoin Ajax Amsterdam. According to the former Bafana goalkeeper the Dutch giants have sent an SOS to him to solve a goalkeeping crisis at the club.

With first choice Maarten Stekelenburg out for six weeks with a shoulder injury and his number two, Dennis Gentenaar also out for a similar period with a hernia problem, Ajax have turned to Vonk, as third-choice Kenneth Vermeer will need experienced back-up.

Vonk is expected to sign a short-term contract, but it is ironic that no South African club was willing to take a chance on the 38-year-old after he parted ways with Ajax Cape Town in May, yet now he could soon be back in match action for one of Europe’s greatest cubs.

Alberton-born Vonk won 43 caps for South Africa while starring for Heerenveen in Holland’s EreDivisie. It was relatively late in his career that he signed for Ajax, ostensibly as cover for Stekelenburg, but he went on to play 31 League games.

He then joined Ajax Cape Town and was a key figure in their Absa Cup win of 2007 and during last season’s impressive League title bid.

But a falling-out with head coach, Craig Rosslee persuaded Vonk to try his luck elsewhere. He was disappointed to discover, however, that none of South Africa’s top clubs wanted him.

Instead, tonight he hopes to board a plane for Amsterdam for a new, albeit brief, extension of his career.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:16 am
When his new contract ends at Ajex his agent must joke that he is heading back to SA to join Chiefs or Pirates and Vonk will be sure to be one of the highest paid players in the PSL having been signed somewhere near Midrand.
posted: 10:25 am
mke more bucks madala, otherwize ur left with six months b4 u can stop a short from the centre of the field.

I think Baloyi is also a suspect in the number of goals scored against Sundownz.
posted: 10:27 am
Anthony & Fani, what are you guys talking about ? Hans is a millionare over and over looooooooooong ago. If you have nothing to say about somebody, just do that
posted: 10:29 am
Ha ha ha ha,Anthony,you mean in Chloorkop.Sarcasim at it's best madala
posted: 10:59 am
Hubert, they say there is nothing lyk enough money. ask patrice if don't b'live me!

Where's Lucas Radebe, that guy is loaded & is still loading as we speak maybe there should be a law preventing people 4rom overlaoding while i'm battling to my tank.
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 10:59 am
Guys i was in Coca cola Park stadium rallying behind our boys(Pirates)on saturday. if Krol continue to those stupid Subs, i will never ever attend Pirates match.
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 11:02 am
Krol should be carefully about his selection.

*** It is nice to attend Matches yoh!!,i even got a beautiful pirates chik.
posted: 11:27 am
Pirates must be kicking themselves after learning about this development, and also considering Moneeb perfomance of late!
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 12:00 pm
Which PSL club needs Hans Vonk most?

a,SuperSport United
b,Kaizer Chiefs
c,Bloemfontein Celtic
d,Ajax Cape Town
e,Orlando Pirates
f,None of the above

ha ha ha. kick off editors made my day. The answer is option.(b). the team really need Hans Vonk.

posted: 12:06 pm
Guys i was in Coca cola Park stadium....., PARK STADIUM mmmmmmhhh OK.
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