Evans eager for Ajax impact
Posted: 18 January 2017 Time: 11:02
Rheece Evans feels he has a lot to prove at Ajax Cape Town after his "frustrating" spell at Mamelodi Sundowns.
Evans started training with Ajax last week after penning an 18-month loan deal from Sundowns in December.
The former Maritzburg United fullback only made one start and two substitute appearances in two-and-a-half seasons at Chloorkop, and naturally is eager to revive his career at Ikamva.
"Obviously it was very frustrating because I felt like I had a lot to prove and that I wasn’t given a fair opportunity and chance to play. I was pushing myself in training and just hoping for a chance, but it never came," Evans told his club's website.
"Now being here I feel like I have a lot to prove and gain. A lot to make up for, lost time to catch up on and obviously throw my name out there and make people hear about me again."
Evans admitted he didn't feel like he contributed much to Downs' CAF Champions League triumph in 2016 and their success on the domestic front.
"I didn’t participate much in the league win at Sundowns, just sat on the bench a few times so winning the league – it didn’t feel like I deserved it. Winning the Champions League, it was half-hearted – traveled with the team to all the countries, was on the bench for the majority of the matches, but not playing in the semifinals or final it didn’t feel as deserving as what many other players would have felt.
"Coming here [to Ajax], I want to play and feel like I am winning again – I want to be part of the team and win again. Sitting on the bench and watching isn’t the same as actually being on the field, playing and deserving that victory."