The Mother City club decided against retaining the services of the 33-year-old, while they have also released Asive Langwe, who was on loan from Bidvest Wits.
Cale, a long servant of the Urban Warriors over two spells ranging between 2004-2010 and 2013-2016, took time to express his feelings in an exclusive interview with Goal .
“You know at first it was really hard to take and believe what was happening,” Cale said.
“You can say that I have been at this club my whole life, my whole career because they have given me everything that I have. I am able to do everything I can through what they have done for me.
“I love the club dearly and I even have the club's badge tattooed on my body because that’s just how much I love the club.
“I never thought the day would come when Ajax have to tell me that I must go and look for another club you know.
“I know that every time I played I gave it my all and this came at a time when I felt I want to do more for this club.
“But that is just part of football. It was really hard to take in but I have come to accept it.”
The former SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns player further revealed that despite his age, he has no plans to retire and he is already working on his next move.
“As we speak, I am already in Johannesburg,” he adds.
“I’m working on my own, you know who Franklin Cale is, he likes to work hard.
“But my agent is working tirelessly for me and there is something in the pipeline and I am just gyming on my own so that I am ready when my next chapter begins.
“To be honest with you, I am feeling much fresher and much energised at this age.
“I feel like I still have very good three or four years with lots of football in my body,” Cale concluded.