Travis Graham pleased with Ajax Cape Town progress
Posted: 4 January 2017 Time: 11:30
After a tough first half of the season, Ajax Cape Town captain Travis Graham feels things are on the up at the Cape club under coach Stanley Menzo.
The Urban Warriors were at one stage battling in the relegation zone, with former coach Roger de Sa calling it quits after seven matches without a win at the start of the season.
Dutchman Menzo has since steadied the ship, with Ajax currently sitting ninth in the Absa Premiership standings with four wins from their last five games as they target a top eight finish come May.
“Look, it was sad to lose coach Roger you know, but we had to accept it as football players,” he told his club’s website.
“The arrival of coach Menzo has worked wonders for the team. It was a right decision to employ him because of many reasons.
“He knows the Ajax style of play, the philosophy and we grew up with it from development and this has worked well for us.
“We didn’t take too long to adjust and play according to his style and instructions.”
Graham is however getting carried away by his side’s resurgence, acknowledging that there is still a long way to go.
“We will keep working hard as we want to do better in the second round,” he said.
“The players were aware that they had to work hard to get results and things are promising, but it’s a long way to go.”
Ajax return to league action on 7 February with a tough away fixture at Bidvest Wits.
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