February welcomes Solomons arrival
Posted: 8 July 2017 Time: 13:56
Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Jody February expects the club to benefit greatly from the arrival of former Santos mentor Boebie Solomons.
The Urban Warriors have recruited the experienced Solomons, who was a technical director at FC Cape Town in the NFD last term, to assist head coach Stanley Menzo for 2017/18.
February is enjoying pre-season under the duo as the coastal outfit looks to better a 10th-placed finish in the Premiership in their previous campaign.
"Having a coach like Stanley Menzo is motivational for us as keepers because he was one of the best during his time and his knowledge rubs off us,” February said of the ex-Netherlands international on Ajax's website.
"We also have coach Boebie in the technical team and he comes with wealth of experience which will help the team a lot.
"All the guys in the team are ready for the new season to start."
The 21-year-old hopes new signings such as NFD top scorer Sedwyn George, who netted 20 goals in the second tier in 2016/17, can hit the ground running at Ikamva.
"Pre-season is always hard because you are pushing yourself in order to be ready for the new season. The first week has been hard but it’s part of the game,” said February.
"It’s always good being back at training. We also have new players added to the squad and the quicker they adjust the better for us."
In team news, fullback Rheece Evans faces a month on the sidelines as he recovers from a sports hernia, while striker Tashreeq Morris is expected back at training next week following a bout of flu.