Ajax Cape Town’s Bantu Mzwakali set sights on inland move
Posted: 4 April 2016 Time: 20:37
Ajax Cape Town’s attacking midfielder Bantu Mzwakali is hoping to earn a move to Johannesburg in the near future as he seeks a new adventure elsewhere.
The 22-year-old, who joined the Urban Warriors as a youth product in 2008, has been one of the club’s success stories, graduating from the development side and into the first team.
A number of good displays last season attracted the interest of various PSL clubs, and despite an inconsistent run this season, with just one goal and one assist in his 18 League matches, the ambitious former Under-20 international – who still has a year left on his Ajax contract - says he hopes to earn a move up to test himself up-country in the near future.
“My aim for next season is that I’d like to see myself playing for one of the big teams in Joburg,” he tells KickOff.com. “I’ve been playing in Cape Town for long now, so I think I now need to challenge myself, see where I can improve … you never know.”
The Urban Warriors currently sit ninth in the PSL standings, and Mzwakali has highlighted the importance of targeting a top eight finish in order to defend the MTN8 crown they won in September.
“It hasn’t been going well for us lately, but we’ll be trying our best to get as many points in the remaining games,” he said. “But we don’t have many players in our squad – there’s very few players, who often suffer from fatigue having played so many games.
“We are obviously hoping to finish in the top eight, so we can defend our MTN8 cup.”
Ajax next tackle third-placed Platinum Stars in their PSL match-up next week Wednesday.