Margeman: I owe it to Ajax

This despite rumours that the U-20 national player could be in Mamelodi Sundowns’ and Orlando Pirates’ sights after the Urban Warriors lost their Absa Premiership status last season.

"I think I owe it to Ajax to remain loyal and to help them get back to the premier league," Margeman tells

"The club has been good for me in the past and it's time that I should repay them by being loyal. They should know that I'm still fully committed to the red and white.

"I'm also aware that there are rumours going around about this club and that but that is all speculation as far as I'm concerned. One also doesn't know what the future holds but I know for the next six months at least, I will do my utmost to help Ajax and I am fully committed."

Margeman concedes it was a bitter pill to swallow after Ajax’s relegation to the National First Division, adding that the onus is on the players to respond accordingly.

"It's still sad if I think about it as I personally feel I could have done more to avoid this," says the Cape-born player. "I tried my best but it wasn't good enough and it's a lesson whereby I should learn from going forward."

Ajax start their new life in the NFD with an away fixture against Jomo Cosmos at Vosloorus Stadium on August 19.