Too good to go to waste: Five Ajax Cape Town stars who deserve PSL deals

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Ajax Cape Town players - September 2020
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The Urban Warriors are renowned for producing and nurturing young talent but which players need to move to the elite league from the current squad?

  1. Which Ajax Cape Town stars deserve PSL deals?
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    Which Ajax Cape Town stars deserve PSL deals?

    Ajax Cape Town may not exist beyond October 1 after parent club Ajax Amsterdam decided to cut ties with them following long, drawn-out battles with Ari Efstathiou over the suspension and subsequent departure of Hans Vonk, as well as that of former head coach Andries Ulderink.

    The Dutch giants sold their 51 per cent share of the Urban Warriors to Cape Town Stars. 

    While this is seen as a boardroom battle, the truth is that the players are likely to suffer the most, especially those currently on the books of Ajax Cape Town. 

    These are the players who fell short of automatic promotion, missing out on a return to the elite league on the final day of the season while they also came second in the relegation/promotion play-offs. 

    But which five Ajax stars are too good to go waste and actually deserve to play in the PSL next season? 

  2. Deolin Mekoa
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    Deolin Mekoa

    The 27-year-old left-winger was at one stage on the radar of Mamelodi Sundowns but that was when he was on the books of Maritzburg United

    Mekoa was loaned out to Ajax Cape Town but fought hard to remain at the club after being deemed surplus to requirements at the Team of Choice.

    There is no doubt that Mekoa still has a lot to offer the local game, and he deserves another shot at playing in the PSL    

  3. Katlego Otladisa
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    Katlego Otladisa

    Otladisa was on loan at Ajax from Mamelodi Sundowns, and he is set to return to Chloorkop now that the season is over and the club will not be in control of the Mother City-based side. 

    After showing so much potential in recent seasons, the 24-year-old surely deserves a go in the PSL to take his game to another level.

    If Sundowns don't have a place for him then another loan move to a PSL club will definitely go a long way in shaping Otladisa's career.  

  4. Abednego Mosiatlhaga
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    Abednego Mosiatlhaga

    Mosiatlhaga, 24, proved this past season that he was ready for a big move after finishing as the NFD top goalscorer with 18 goals from 25 matches.

    One would expect teams to line up for his services ahead of the new season, especially those that have goalscoring problems. 

    He has done enough to raise his hand and show South Africa that he can be one of the top strikers in the country but he just needs an opportunity at the highest level. 

  5. Thendo Mukumela
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    Thendo Mukumela

    The burly centre-back was released by Mamelodi Sundowns in 2018 to seek first-team action, and Ajax Cape Town snatched him and gave him the chance.

    Mukumela is still 22, and if given an opportunity in the PSL now then chances are that he'd be ahead of his peers in the next two to three seasons. 

    And he deserves to move to a club that will believe in him and be able to give him as much game time as possible. 

  6. Eleazar Rodgers
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    Eleazar Rodgers

    At 35, Rodgers still has the legs to carry him for at least two to three seasons before he can call time to his career.

    Having played for no less than six teams in his career, the lanky striker understands the game and he also knows his strengths and weaknesses. 

    A few more teams can still use his expertise, especially after scoring four goals in as many play-off matches for the Urban Warriors. 

    Overall, Rodgers netted nine goals in 29 matches and that isn't a bad record at all.