Brandon Peterson, Tashreeq Morris close to Ajax Cape Town return
Posted: 18 November 2015 Time: 14:58
Ajax Cape Town have received good news from their treatment table, with goalkeeper Brandon Peterson and striker Tashreeq Morris nearing a return.
Peterson tore his ligaments in a League match against Mamelodi Sundowns in December last year, and having spent the entire calendar year in rehab, the 21-year-old has finally returned to full training with the Urban Warriors’ senior side.
“Brandon has made huge strides and is now training with the first team, and has done so the whole week,” coach Roger De Sa told reporters. “We probably looking at sometime this week or next week, giving him a friendly match so he can get back to playing. He’s probably three to four weeks away from being match fit, so it’s nice to have him back.”
Morris, Ajax’s top scorer last season with nine goals, has been out of action since sustaining a knee in the Nedbank Cup Final in May, and is expected to be back in action in January ahead of a busy time for the Cape side, with 11 fixtures scheduled in the first two months of 2016.
“Hopefully Tashreeq Morris adds to the numbers in our squad as well – it’s almost like having a new player when ‘Tassie’ comes back,” De Sa said. “He’s been missing for six months, so hopefully he’ll also bring something new to the team.”
Forwards Nathan Paulse and Prince Nxumalo will battle it out for a starting berth in Ajax’s next fixture against SuperSport United on Saturday, with Anssi Jaakkola set to resume his goalkeeping duties from Jody February as he returns from a two-match suspension.