Booth extends deal with Ajax Cape Town

The former Bafana Bafana defender made 17 appearances for the Urban Warriors and ended the South African top flight season with five goals
Matthew Booth has finally put pen to paper on a new deal with South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Ajax Cape Town.

The towering defender’s new contract was initially held up by a board disagreement, but it eventually went through.

“Basically what happened with Matthew is that we offered him a 12-month contract and he wanted an 18-month contract,” club PRO Shooz Mekuto told

“The 18 months is not a problem, but some of the board members are divided over the decision to give him a longer contract.”But all has been sorted now, with Booth penning a one-year deal with a further year’s option.

“I very happy to remain at Ajax Cape Town and I am glad to finally dismiss all the rumours surrounding my immediate football career. I am an Urban Warrior.

“I have a new enthusiasm for the game since returning from an injury that threatened to cut short my football career. I have settled in Cape Town and my move to the Mother City was made complete by the arrival of the rest of my family. Now that I have signed I can focus on my game.”

Last season Booth made 17 appearances and ended the season with five goals.