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Ajax Captain Left Out Of Pre-Season Camp, Future At The Club Uncertain

Ajax Cape Town Captain Left Out Of Pre-Season Camp, Future At The Club Uncertain

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 25, 2017 10:49 AM

Ajax Cape Town confirmed that their team captain, Travis Graham, has not travelled with the squad to Gauteng after the player allegedly indicated his desire to move on from the Urban Warriors.

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It has been reported in local media recently that the 26-year-old is looking to take the next step of his professional football career, however, Graham is currently locked in talks and negotiations with Ajax management about his immediate future at the club.

It has since been confirmed to the Siya crew that Graham has not travelled with the squad for the pre-season camp, with the club indicating that it makes no sense for the player to be involved in preparations for the new season if he no longer intends to be part of the club.

The club’s Head of Communication’s Thabiso ‘Shooz’ Mekuto confirmed the news to Soccer Laduma by saying, “He (Travis Graham) is training, the only thing that he doesn’t do is that he doesn’t play matches. It makes no sense in having someone who doesn’t intend to be around, to be involved in match situations. But, he is still training. 

“Unfortunately, the team is at (the) pre-season camp in Johannesburg and they are playing games, so in that regard, he obviously can’t be part of it, so he stayed. He is training now with the players who haven’t left to camp, so it is business as usual for him but if he was part of the team for the new season as per his wishes, he would have been in Joburg now.

“Yes (he is in talks with management) he has to resolve his issues with Ari (Efstathiou), it is a personal issue. In terms of the day-to-day, he is training. The coach has no issues with the player who has personal challenges with the team, he only wants a player’s mind focused on the plan for the new season, that’s basically the bottom line,” Mekuto concluded.  

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musa005 Joined: 19 Jun 2017
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musa005 Jul 25, 2017 08:35 PM
Where is he heading?
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Myaka weliPhefeni Joined: 14 Jul 2016
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 25, 2017 04:03 PM
I wish to knw who teach all this SA players to act lyk this if they want to move away of their team while they still hv a contract and why they didnt wayt untill their contract expired
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Maloh11 Jul 25, 2017 12:24 PM
SSU can build around this man let Morton to Chippa united
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bhkabhakalokuqina1 Jul 25, 2017 12:08 PM
Hope pirates will sign Coetzee he is a good defender to partner Chabalala
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Coach T Jul 25, 2017 12:06 PM
I now see why the Comitis family never fought Mr Efstathiou, E.g look at CTCFC & Ajax CapeTown
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UTA2020 Jul 25, 2017 12:03 PM
There's a Big problem at Ajax Cape Town ever since Ari took over from Comitis and the main issue is that players are paid peanuts,they get promoted to senior team and continue playing in the psl with development contracts,selfish Ari
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Down_And_Out Jul 25, 2017 11:39 AM
this team gonna get religated
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bucsman14 Jul 25, 2017 11:10 AM
now hes 26 years old ,last week he was 24 years old....what we must believe cowditor
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Ngelika Jul 25, 2017 11:09 AM
I Heard That Rivaldo Joined Qalinge & Rakhale Entabeni. That's Y He Is Not Trained.
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Dnd_Gotze Jul 25, 2017 10:58 AM
Ajax should start spending money it s wud be disappointng to see them get relegated.
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THE NK Jul 25, 2017 10:56 AM
Yohhhh Ajax will go on NFD next season.

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