Zakri gets the green light

The Ivorian was on Monday unveiled as Ajax’s latest recruit, arriving on loan from Pretoria giants Mamelodi Sundowns, where he scored four goals in 10 starts and 18 substitute appearances over the past season-and-a-half.

With just one start to his name so far this term, and with the club’s foreign quota filled with the arrivals of Gaston Sirino and Jeremy Brockie, The Brazilians felt it best to loan out the forward, who would receive more game-time elsewhere.

In speaking to the media on Wednesday, head coach Muhsin Ertugral revealed he had admired Zakri for a long time and would definitely field his new signing immediately, but was still awaiting to see if the necessary documents would arrive in time for tonight’s clash against Free State Stars. has been informed that the player’s permit arrived on Thursday, with the Ivorian available for selection and a possible debut at Cape Town Stadium this evening.

The Urban Warriors, with three losses in four games so far this month, sit second-from-bottom on the Absa Premiership standings, while Ea Lla Koto are fourth, six points behind table-toppers Sundowns.

Kick-off is at 20h00.