Ajax Cape Town’s Jody February rubbishes Kaizer Chiefs talk

Sibusiso Vilakazi, Mamelodi Sundowns & Jody February, Ajax Cape Town, April 2018
The Urban Warriors keeper has been tipped to replace Khuzwayo at Amakhosi, but he has since dispelled such rumours

As their Premier Soccer League (PSL) future remains a subject of great speculation, Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Jody February has rubbished reports linking him to Kaizer Chiefs.

The Urban Warriors keeper has been tipped to replace the outgoing Brilliant Khuzwayo at Amakhosi, but he has been quick to dispel such rumours.

Meanwhile, having failed to win the Ndoro case at the second arbitration hearing two weeks ago which emerged after the Zimbabwean played for three clubs in one season, the players are unsure of their immediate futures.

The case has dragged on for months, but the arbitrator’s decision which led to Ajax being docked nine points, resulted in the club being automatically relegated to the National First Division (NFD).

Following the ruling, the PSL announced that Platinum Stars will play in the play-offs, but Muhsin Ertugral’s men took the matter to the High Court to interdict the promotion play-offs.

Despite the ongoing saga, many PSL clubs are reportedly waiting to pounce on the young and talented Ajax players as some will want to ply their trades in the top flight rather than the not so lucrative NFD.

Among those clubs are Amakhosi who are said to be interested in the South African junior net minder in an aim to land him a contract at Naturena.

“That’s nonsense. I certainly know nothing about it (about Chiefs),” said the keeper to IOL.

Moreover, he said they don’t know what to do with their time off because they still wait to see what will happen with the Ndoro case.

“Mentally, it messes you up,” February continued.

“We are now on a break, but we don’t know whether we have to enjoy your holiday or not, or whether we have to be ready if something happens in court, because there is still a possibility that we will have to compete in the playoffs – if the club wins the case,” he said.

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“Some of the players may have had plans to go away, but now they can’t because, if the court rules in our favour, then we have to be ready to go. All of this just plays with the mind,” he concluded.