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Muhsin Ertugral insists Sedwyn George still has a future at Ajax Cape Town

Posted: 31 January 2018 Time: 10:00

Ajax Cape Town coach Muhsin Ertugral insists striker Sedwyn George remains in his plans, as he still tries to make “sense” of the tall forward.

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The 26-year-old joined the Urban Warriors at the start of the season, having netted 20 league goals in 27 matches for Royal Eagles last year to claim the National First Division’s Golden Boot award.

However, George has yet to make the same impact in the Mother City, having started just one game, with a further seven substitute appearances, yet no goals to his name in his first seven months at his new club.

All those appearances came under previous Ajax coach Stanley Menzo, with George yet to take to the field in any of the five games Ertugral has been in charge.

Yet the Turkish coach insists the Pietermaritzburg-born frontman is still in his plans for the remainder of the season.

“No, no, no, of course not,” Ertugral replied when asked if the striker could be loaned out. “Sedwyn is a very interesting player in my opinion, but he’s not a counter player. If we play like we did at Mpumalanga Black Aces with Collins Mbesuma, if you take him too far back, he won’t be effective – he needs to be around the box. He’s a player that, with one possibility, will score. It’s something for me to think about, maybe putting him on for the last 20 minutes.”

Ertugral feels George will definitely get his chance, insisting he won’t be heading out the Ikamva doors on deadline day.

“I’m still trying to sense him, but from what I see in training sessions, he’s a one-touch player – he finishes off with one touch,” Ertugral said. “So I think he will get his possibility, and we won’t loan him out now – unless the chairman is planning something else.”

Article by: Fabio De Dominicis
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