However all those dreams came crashing down on the weekend, when Coetzee failed a medical at Scottish giants, Celtic.
What devastating news! Ajax have confirmed they were not aware of Coetzee's injured foot and they will work hard to make sure the defender recovers and gets back on his feet.
Let's hope Coetzee is able to play soon, will be remotivated and earn his way to Europe after this setback.
The Cape Town youngster also had to pull out of Bafana Bafana's two qualifiers against Cape Verde.
So Gutted for Riva most definitely deserved this ever since he set foot @ ikamva but m pretty sure he will bounce back n climb higher— Lebogang manyama (@Lebza08Manyama) August 26, 2017
Maybe you shouldn't have jumped the gun with that announcement eh lads— Ewan (@ewan__campbell) August 26, 2017
Tell them to check again, only so much Nir Bitton I can take man.— EddieBhoy96 (@EddieBhoy96) August 26, 2017
Kin bomb scare— Ian Ramsay (@ianramsay75) August 26, 2017
The exact same thing happened when jozo wento go to Torino did it not lol ?— William McBride (@mcbride__w) August 26, 2017
No quite cus Celtic didn't tweet that Jozo is leaving the club to join Torino and then didn't— Peter (@Cena_fam) August 26, 2017
Wish him luck in his future..— T.Rea (@T_Rea17) August 26, 2017
Heartbreaking news‼️— Luthando Zibeko (@LuthandoZibeko) August 26, 2017
Feel disappointed for his part. Hope his going to be in the right state of mind,if he's going to stick it out. He will get another chance.— Marlon Rojo (@marlonthuynsma_) August 27, 2017
The Celtic family wishes him all the best andit still might happen god bless— Brian Ferry (@Aidytheheid) August 26, 2017
Tragic news for the kid, best of luck to him in the future— Johnoorie (@Jmg64John) August 26, 2017
I was celebrating last week that another young South African gonna play football at highest level this could been avoided— sanele mlandu (@SaneleMlandu) August 27, 2017
Maybe we should go ahead and sign him now. Hartson all over again only reversed— Skinbag (@SK1N1873) August 26, 2017