Ajax Cape Town have confirmed that the club will be without Matthew Booth in the new season. The player’s contract with the Urban Warriors expires at the end of the month.
According to the Cape side, the player decided not to take their offer of a contract extension. Ajax CEO George Comitis told the club’s official website that they are disappointed at losing a player of Booth’s calibre.
“We are disappointed to lose the services of Matthew Booth. He played a crucial role in ensuring our survival in the relegation battle. Matthew was a leader on and off the field, and he will be missed in the dressing room at Ikamva," Comitis told Ajaxct.co.za.
"We offered Matthew Booth another year on his contract, however, due to family commitments he decided against taking up our offer. He indicated that he would like to stay with his family in Johannesburg and whether he plays for another club or not is his decision to make.
"We would like to thank Matthew for his effort and commitment to the club and wish him all the best in his future endeavours."