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Ajax Cape Town’s Roger De Sa pleased with new recruits

Posted: 19 September 2016 Time: 19:21

Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa says he’s pleased with what he’s seen from new recruits Mark Mayambela and Lebohang Mokoena, yet feels it’s too early to critically analyse their performances.

The newly-signed duo made their debuts for the Urban Warriors last week, both coming off the bench against their former team Orlando Pirates in a 2-1 loss at Cape Town Stadium.

“I was very happy with their performance from the time they’ve been with us,” De Sa told reporters. “I think if I analyse the 15 and 25 minutes they played against Pirates would be a bit harsh – they came on when we were chasing the game, and we wanted them to give us something special, so it was always going to be difficult. They both tried and gave it their all, and were both upset after the game and throughout this week.”

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De Sa re-iterated his delight in having players of their quality to turn to on his bench, yet feels it’s still too early to properly gauge their displays.

“I am very happy to have that type of calibre of players to bring on – that’s nice to have,” he continued. “If I was on the opposition bench, it’s always a sight to see a player like Mayambela coming on, because you don’t know what he’s going to do and when he’s going to produce something.

“And Cheeseboy is an ever-reliable, consistent player, and you know he will give you good professionalism and a good performance out there all the time, and he’s got a good head on his shoulders as well.

“So on both, I was pretty content, but I don’t think it’s fair to judge them on this performance – it’s still early days.”

Mayambela and Mokoena will be eyeing their first Ajax starts ahead of their club’s midweek league fixture against Polokwane City on Tuesday.

Article by: Fabio De Dominicis
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