Pruijn has been acting as caretaker coach since the departure of Muhsin Ertugral as new Dutch mentor Foppe de Haan cannot sit on the bench because he has not yet received a work permit.
Ajax CEO George Comitis has, however, expressed hope that the former Heerenveen coach will be available to take his place on the bench when
the Urban Warriors play Golden Arrows in the MTN8 final at Orlando
Stadium next weekend.
“Jan Pruijn will remain in charge of the team on Sunday," he said. "We are still
sorting out papers for our new coach and hopefully he will be available
for the MTN8 final.
“The players have been enjoying training under Pruijn and I am
confident that they will carry their performance from training to the
game against Celtic on Sunday,” he continued, according to Kickoff.com.
Ajax Cape Town, who are in position six on the league table, are still
looking for their first victory at home after losing to Orlando
Pirates, Santos and Kaizer Chiefs at Newlands Stadium this season.
However, striker Diyo Sibisi believes the Capetonians will experience a change of fortune against the visiting Siwelele.
“Pruijn has been here for some time and it was not difficult to adapt
to him," he smiled. "We have been enjoying his training sessions and I am sure the
guys will want to make him happy by winning the game on Sunday.
“We are aware that we haven’t won a match at Newlands Stadium this
season but we are not under pressure and the fact we have been winning
games away from home has given us confidence that we will do better
this season,” Sibisi added.
The Urban Warriors are set to welcome back George Maluleke, Thulani
Hlatshwayo and Thulani Seroro following their stint in Egypt with
Amajita at the Under-20 World Cup.