Scott: We’re ready


The Cape side face a congested fixture schedule in the opening months of 2016, with two catch-up PSL fixtures and CAF Confederation Cup commitments over and above the normal League and upcoming Nedbank Cup ties.

Ajax returned to training immediately after Christmas for the first time in preparation for the arduous task ahead, and vice-captain Scott feels the side are well-prepared ahead of their opening fixture against Bloemfontein Celtic on Friday night.

“We had a good week break, training has been good,” the 28-year-old told reporters.  “I feel the team is ready and we are going for everything on Friday.”

Ajax have endured a tough run of late and are winless in their last seven encounters, yet opponents Celtic haven’t fared any better, with their last victory a 2-0 win over University of Pretoria on 27 September. Scott feels it will be a tough encounter against Phunya Sele Sele, yet is determined his side can gain maximum points.

“Bloemfontein also had a similar run to what we had,” he said. “It’s a home match, but I’m expecting a tough game, but for me every home game is supposed to be a three-pointer and that is what we are going for.”

Kick-off at Cape Town Stadium is scheduled for 20h00, with the curtain-raiser between the two clubs’ Diski Challenge teams set for 15h00.