Ajax Cape Town's Stanton Lewis On Trial In Sweden

Lewis will try out with Djurgardens.
Ajax Cape Town forward Stanton Lewis is in Sweden and set to begin trials with a top club today.
The player confirmed to KickOff.com that he is in the capital, Stockholm, to try out at Djurgardens IF.

While he is confident of success, Lewis, who watched the team play a league match at home against Kalmaar on Sunday, remains cautious.

“I have not trained yet, I’m only starting on Monday. You never know what the coach is looking for! I know I can play and do the job. So it is up to them to decide if I fit into their style of play. So let’s wait and see in what league I will be tormenting defenders,” said the 22-year-old, who was initially reported to be on his way for trails with FC Copenhagen in Denmark.

“I am not sure yet what happened; I was supposed to go to them first but I don’t know what came up, and then Djurgarden asked me for a trial.”

The former youth international has played in Europe previously. In 2006, he signed with Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam but did not make a first team appearance. He returned to The Urban Warriors in January 2009 after an 18-month loan deal.

Injury and weight problems scuppered his progress and there were even reports that injury would end his career.

He nonetheless bounced back last season, regaining his goalscoring touch, most notably in the Telkom Knockout where Ajax finished runners-up to Kaizer Chiefs, and he was one of the team’s star performers in the latter stages of 2009-10.



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