Ajax Cape Town's Toriq Losper ruled out for remainder of season
Posted: 22 October 2016 Time: 09:39
KickOff.com can confirm that Toriq Losper will be out for the rest of the season after the attacking midfielder suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee.
This is the same injury the 24-year-old sustained three seasons ago and it has occured at a time when it appeared 'Tokkie' may be rediscovering his old form.
Losper last month pledged his loyalty to the Urban Warriors by signing a new four-year contract extension after initial disagreements with the Ajax management.
“It’s really unfortunate that I’ve picked up this injury but that’s soccer for you,” Lopser tells KickOff.com.
“It’s again the same knee that bothered me three seasons ago. But I’m not despondent as there is a reason for everything.
“I’m also well aware what I need to do to assist with my rehabilitation. I’ll be okay."
Meanwhile our website also understands that Lebohang Mokoena will also be out of action for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury.
'Cheesboy' injured himself during Ajax’s 0-2 loss to Kaizer Chiefs in Durban.
Another Ajax casualty is experienced striker Nathan Paulse who has undergone surgery for a broken cheekbone. The 34-year-old Paulse also picked up his injury against the Amakhosi.
Ajax coach Roger de Sa will find some comfort in the fact that Roscoe Pietersen is back for today's last 16 Telkom Knockout clash against SuperSport at the Lucas Moripe Stadium after serving a one-match suspension.
Pietersen will in all likelihood slot into the right central defence position alongside Rivaldo Coetzee with Eric Chipeta moving back to the bench.