New Ajax Cape Town striker Muzi ‘Vava’ Thabotha eager to impress
Posted: 15 December 2017 Time: 14:27
Ajax Cape Town newcomer Muzi ‘Vava’ Thabotha is determined to add value at the club following his signing from Highlands Park.
The 22-year-old, who scored 10 goals in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge last season, has penned a one-and-a-half-year deal at Ikamva with an option to renew.
Thabotha told the Urban Warriors' website: “I am honoured to be part of a great club like Ajax Cape Town. I thank the club for giving me this opportunity. I am confident that I will add value to the team and I am excited to start working with the squad as soon as possible.”
Ajax head of football Mich D’Avray explained how the deal came about.
“We first watched him when he played for Highlands Park in the Diski Challenge in February this year and he caught our eye immediately,” said D’Avray.
“The club have monitored his progress closely ever since and we are happy to welcome him to the club. He is a raw talent, not the finished product just yet but we will groom him for next season.
“He is big, very strong, can hold the ball up and makes good runs. He has already played a couple of games for Highlands Park in the Absa Premiership towards the end of last season so he has some experience in the topflight.
“Hopefully we can fast track his development, and through hard work and determination he can fight for a place in the first team.”
The topflight strugglers are also monitoring Kenyan marksman Jesse Jackson Were, with Tashreeq Morris and Prince Nxumalo their prime options upfront as NFD Golden Boot holder Sedwyn George struggles to make an impact in Parow.