Ajax Cape Town new signing, Simba Sithole, got his debut against University of Pretoria last Sunday, and was praised by coach, Roger De Sa.
De Sa praised the forward after the game and was impressed with his showing. The ex-How Mine FC striker had a disappointing start to his Ajax career due to a niggling injury which delayed his debut for the Urban Warriors.
After being rehabilitated at Ikamva, Sithole was included in the squad to face Tuks, and made his debut in the 65th minute of the game after replacing Stelio Ernesto.
“I have been looking forward to playing for Ajax Cape Town, the game was exciting and my teammates supported me throughout the game. They helped me to settle and when I made a mistake they encouraged me. The team needed a goal, especially as we were playing at home and I was hoping to get on the score-sheet against Tuks. Before the game the coach and the players came over to give me a word of encouragement. My role against Tuks was to exploit the space between the centre-backs and play off the attacking midfielders. We almost broke through their defence but their keeper did well to keep the ball out of the net. I just want to do well and to repay the club for the faith they showed in me,” said Sithole.
However, the Urban Warriors have now shifted their focus to their game against Kaizer Chiefs at Peter Mokaba Stadium tomorrow night.
Sithole revealed that he aims to get used to the style of play and get as much game time as possible.