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Ajax Cape Town youngsters Thethani and Solomons join Dutch giants Ajax

4:54 AM EDT 9/1/17
Leo Thethani of Ajax
Thethani and Solomons follow in the footsteps of Thulani Serero and Steven Pienaar among others, who moved directly from the Urban Warriors to Ajax

Ajax Cape Town have confirmed the transfer of Dean Solomons and Leo Thethani to parent club Ajax Amsterdam. 

The two South Africa internationals signed three-year contracts and will link up with their new teammates upon their return from the SA U20 national duty. 

“Ajax Cape Town wish both players the best of luck on their new venture and hope to see them in the Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie team in the not so distant future‚” the Urban Warrios said in a statement.

Thethani is a winger while Solomons plays as a centre-back. The two teenagers featured for the Ajax Cape Town U19 side on their tour of Europe in June‚ where they defeated both Manchester United and Real Madrid’s junior teams.

It was during the same tour that they caught the eye of Ajax scouts headed by Marc Overmars and Edwin Van der Sar. 

Ajax Cape Town further revealed that there are plans in place for more players to move to the Eredivisie side in the near future. 

“Exciting plans between the two clubs are in advanced stages to further enhance the African Academy and will be revealed shortly‚” the statement said.

“They [Ajax Amsterdam] have also earmarked further players currently in the Academy for a move to Amsterdam in the near future,” the Mother City club concluded.