Ajax Cape Town decide against Pape Abdoulaye N’daw
Posted: 16 January 2016 Time: 12:42
KickOff.com can confirm that Pape Abdoulaye N’daw has gone back for his native country and will not be given a permanent contract with Ajax Cape Town.
This despite the fact that the lanky Senegalese striker scored twice during a training match for the Urban Warriors, and coach Roger de Sa singing his praises.
According to a source close to Ajax, N’daw didn’t make the cut.
“Look, he’s got talent but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done and unfortunately we don’t have the luxury of time to attend to this,” the source told this website.
“He also does not fit in with the Ajax style of play. What the team needs is an out-and-out goal scorer.
Another reason that might have swayed Ajax is the fact that should they have signed N’daw, he would have only been eligible to play in March due to work-permit issues.
With a fixture pile-up from now until May, which will be added by participating in the CAF Confederations Cup, Ajax only have Nathan Paulse and Prince Nxumalo as striking options, while Justin Jacobus has yet to feature this season.
Tahreeq Morris should also feature sooner rather than later for Ajax, whilst Thomas Chideu is still nursing an injury.
Meanwhile, KickOff.com can also confirm that right-back Abbubakar Mobara will be out of action for at least two weeks after pulling a hamstring against Golden Arrows.
“It’s quite frustrating but there is unfortunately nothing one can do,” Mobara says.