Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa has expressed his delight at the signing of the versatile Roscoe Pietersen.
Ajax Cape Town has now confirmed that the versatile Roscoe Pietersen has signed a two-year deal with the club.
The 27-year-old spent the last two weeks on trial with the Urban Warriors where he has impressed head coach Roger De Sa and his technical team, reports the Ajax Cpe Town website.
Pietersen has been on the books at SuperSport United since 2012 but was loaned out to both AmaZulu and Vasco Da Gama.
De Sa says that Pietersen’s versatility was one of the major factors that influence his decision to sign him to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season.
‘Roscoe was marked as one of the up-and-coming youngsters to come out of Cape Town a few years ago. I think he just never really found his footing up in Johannesburg. It’s nice to have him back in Cape Town because he’s a fantastic footballer and a great kid overall,’ De Sa said.
‘He’s got very good leadership qualities, he’s a great player on and off the field. He’s exactly what we need at this time. He’s sought of an older, wiser head amongst the kids and he’s a Cape Town boy, so overall I’m very pleased with the acquisition. He’s really going to fill a few holes for us with his versatility and I think he’ll be here at Ajax Cape Town for many years to come.’
Pietersen went on to expressed his delight at signing for the Urban Warriors and he insists that it’s an ‘honour and privilege’ to play for a club of Ajax calibre.
‘I’ve enjoyed my time at Ajax Cape Town so far. The facilities are one of the most professional in the country. I’m enjoying the set-up here as well as my teammates and the technical staff. Everyone has welcomed me to the club in a good manner,’ Pietersen said
‘It’s an honour and a privilege to play for Ajax Cape Town because I am from Cape Town originally so I know what a big club this is. It’s great to be home! I know the culture of the club and the culture of Cape Town football, so I am positive that I can make the Ajax fans proud.’
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