Former Orlando Pirates winger Doutie rejoins Ajax Cape Town

The former South Africa under-23 international has returned to the Urban Warriors where he was nurtured in the youth academy
Ajax Cape Town have announced the signing of former Orlando Pirates midfielder Sameehg Doutie on a free transfer.

The 27-year-old winger left Ajax for Pirates prior to the 2011/12 season, before going on to play for SuperSport and Bidvest Wits in Gauteng.

Doutie recently became a free agent after leaving Indian Super League (ISL) club Atletico de Kolkata and has now signed a short-term deal with Ajax.

The Urban Warriors chiefs executive officer Ari Efstathiou welcomed Doutie back to the club after he signed a five-month contract.

“Sameehg was brought up at the club since the age of nine so he is an Ajax academy graduate," Efstathiou told the official Ajax website.

"He left the club at the age of 21 to pursue his career with Pirates, he went to SuperSport and Wits – he has had two fantastic seasons in the Indian Super League," he said.

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“He has committed himself to the club to assist us for the next five months, unfortunately it is going to be a short term contract," he continued.

"You never know what happens after that – maybe he enjoys it and he stays – but his dream is to go and play in Europe and we don’t want to hinder his plans."

“It is just another attacking player who joins the club; we now have Rodrick Kabwe, Aubrey Funga and Sameehg,” Efstathiou concluded.