Roger De Sa wanted new Chiefs winger William Twala at Ajax
Posted: 22 January 2016 Time: 14:38
Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa says he tried to bring new Kaizer Chiefs signing William Twala to Cape Town when he first arrived, having been a keen admirer of the winger.
The Urban Warriors take on Chippa United this weekend, the team from which Twala left as he put pen to paper with the Glamour Boys earlier this month.
The Chilli Boys also lost Mark Mayambela to SuperSport United this month, with De Sa admitting he does not know what to expect from the Port Elizabeth club, before revealing how their former winger was on his wish-list.
“We playing a team that has made some drastic changes – they’ve changed the coach again, and they’ve let go of two of their influential players,” De Sa told reporters.
“Twala for me has always been a fantastic player. He’s someone I actually tried to bring to the club when I came down.
“Then Mayambela as well, and there’s talk of another one or two, so it’s a team that’s made some vast changes, and even changing their home venue, so we don’t really know what to expect. We try get as much as we can from past videos from past matches, and see how it goes.”
Ajax started 2015 with a draw against Bloemfontein Celtic and another stalemate against Golden Arrows before claiming their first win since September in a 2-1 victory over Jomo Cosmos, yet De Sa is seeking further improvement.
“Four points in the last two games is not a bad result, but we’ll continue to strive and get more,” he said. “The performances have been a bit up and down … it’s not that bad, but we obviously want to do better.”
Chippa host Ajax on Sunday at Buffalo City Stadium in East London, the first time the stadium will be used in a PSL game for nine years. Kick Off is at 15:30.