Ajax Cape Town skipper Travis Graham says he is unaware of Gauteng interest
Posted: 20 May 2016 Time: 18:16
Promising midfielder Travis Graham has denied any knowledge of approaches from Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns for his services but Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa admits he expects to lose at least two of his key players in the off-season.
“I have not been told about any approaches or moves,” said the Ajax captain, who has been linked in media reports with a high profile move to Gauteng in the coming months.
“Ajax are a selling club and we are in a good position. There have been a lot of calls about many of our players,’ added De Sa ahead of tomorrow’s last game of the season at home to Bidvest Wits at the Cape Town Stadium.
“The guys are in demand and I’m sure two or three will go but certain not everybody.”
At the same time, De Sa says Ajax’s success in NextGen tournament in Amsterdam this weekend made easier a decision to promote a bevy of youngsters from the club’s junior ranks to the first team.
“I’ve got an eye on a lot of youngsters in our under-19 team. We need more competition for places in our squad,” added De Sa, who said he had already made his mind up about who was coming in and who was going out.
“We’ll have a clear vision in a week’s time but I don’t want to let players go when I’m not yet sure what is coming in. That we must be careful about.”
The club have already signed Zimbabwe international defender Eric Chipeta from Chippa United for the new season and added the Kenyan midfielder Victor Ali Abondo, who has already made his debut for the club in this campaign.
“We are targeting two or three more from outside but we won’t have a squad larger than 25,” said De Sa.