I always wanted to play for Ajax Cape Town, says Sundowns loanee Yannick Zakri

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The Ivorian admits his love-affair for the Capetonians following his arrival in the current window

Ajax Cape Town striker Yannick Zakri is eager to help his new club survive relegation following his arrival from Mamelodi Sundowns on a six-month loan deal.

“This is a good move for me. I’ve seen Ajax play and I know they play nice football. They miss some experience right now and I want to add that to the team,” Zakri told IOL.

The Ivorian concedes his desire was to always play for Ajax, who are placed 15th place on the league table, and he wants to make use the opportunity he has been granted by the hierarchy.

“I’m happy to be here, I’ve always wanted to play at Ajax, and now I have my opportunity. At Sundowns, the players aren’t my teammates, they are my brothers,” he said.

The opportunity to make his long-awaited debut is on the horizon as he is sure to feature in their crunch PSL showdown at home to Free State Stars on Friday.

Zakri believes the key to easing their demotion fears is a game-by-game approach, which can be attained with the help of the well-travelled Turk Muhsin Ertugral.

“Now I have a new family and I just want to do my best. I trust the coach and I want to help the team. We just have to take it game by game, and everything will come right,” he added.

The club though is in a race against time to have his paperwork sorted out in time before the Ea Lla Koto clash, and provided he is registered on time he will start on the bench.

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However, he will certainly add more offensive firepower to a side that has been struggling to get their groove in that particular compartment.

Ertugral believes that they are much stronger in that department right now following the arrival of their three attacking players in Tendai Ndoro, Fagrie Lakay and Zakri.

“It’s great to have such quality in the squad. With Zakri, Tendai and  Lakay, we are now much stronger in attack,” Ertugral said.

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