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Ajax Cape Town salute Wits-bound Allie

Posted: 25 June 2015 Time: 10:02

Ajax Cape Town have paid tribute to their former defender Nazeer Allie, labelling the 30-year-old "one of their best ever players".

Allie this week joined Bidvest Wits, having spent his entire professional career at Ajax since breaking into the senior team during the 2004-05 season.

The Urban Warriors released a statement on their official website, which said: 'Nazeer Allie has earned a spot among the top names at Ajax Cape Town over the years, however, the time has come for us to bid a farewell to Allie as he continues his football career elsewhere.

'Allie joined the highly prestigious Ajax Cape Town youth academy in 2000 and stood out in each team he played in throughout the various age groups.

'Zierie, as he is affectionately known to his teammates, started to earn the respect of not only the guys he shared a dressing room with on a daily basis, but also every Ajax Cape Town fan.

'Some of the many highlights of Allie’s career include becoming captain of the team, winning numerous Absa Premiership Man of the Match awards as well as gaining over 150 caps with the first team, which also led to National Team call ups.

'Nazeer Allie has surely built himself up to earn a place as one of the best ever players to wear the Red-and-White of Ajax Cape Town. We are eternally grateful for his contribution to the club for over a decade. We wish Nazeer all of the best with his future endeavours.' 

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