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Bafana Bafana legend Hans Vonk takes over as head of football at Ajax Cape Town

12:37 PM EST 12/4/18
Ajax Cape Town, Hans Vonk & Sean Roberts
The legendary goalkeeper has been promoted following the departure of the former Bloemfontein Celtic coach

Ajax Cape Town has announced that Hans Vonk has taken over the role of head of football at the club.

This comes after Mich D’Avray vacated his position at the National First Division (NFD) outfit on Monday. 

A club statement reads: "Vonk will, in addition to taking D’Avray’s portfolio, also retain the position of “Head of Youth” until the end of the 2018-2019 season."

"After two-and-a-half years with Ajax Cape Town, D’Avray decided, on his return from a short visit to Australia, to end his spell at the Urban Warriors, citing his reasons as personal."

"Ajax Cape Town would like to thank Mich for his valuable insight during his time at the club and wish him all the success in his next football venture."

Ajax chief executive officer Ari Efstathiou lauded D'Avray as a loyal and commitment servant.

“Mich’s experience, loyalty and commitment to Ajax Cape Town will be missed, but I am 100% sure he will be a huge asset to any organisation,” Efstathiou said.

D’Avray expressed his disappointment at leaving the Mother City side, but he backed the team to secure promotion back to the PSL

“I am disappointed in leaving Ajax Cape Town, but I am very confident that this present squad of players are good enough to win promotion to the Absa Premiership," he said.

"All that is required is a couple of wins to lift the confidence of the players," he concluded.

Ajax are currently placed 11th on the NFD standings - four points behind the third-placed Mbombela United.