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Ajax Legend’s Worry For Struggling Urban Warriors

Brett Evans Is Worried For Ajax Cape Town

By Joe Crann - Apr 27, 2018 04:01 PM @YesWeCrann
Brett Evans saw some highs and lows during his time with Ajax Cape Town, and the Urban Warriors legend is worried about the club’s precarious position in the Absa Premiership.
 
 
Evans, who is currently a coach at one the biggest youth setups in America, Albion Soccer Club, says that he is always checking on what’s happening in Cape Town as he hopes for a late revival from his former team.
 
Having been at both ends of the table during his lengthy spell at Ajax – he finished as high as 2nd and as low as 14th over the course of his time at Ikamva – the 36-year-old knows what it takes to beat the drop, and he’s backing Muhsin Ertugral’s team to complete the great escape.
 
He told the Siya crew, “It’s tough. I’m on the other side of the world but I try to keep track of things with Ajax on a daily basis. I chat to friends back home and ex-teammates who are still around the game or playing, and it’s really tough to see Ajax where they are. I’ve been through it myself, and I can understand what they’re dealing with. It’s not easy, but I still think they can do it.
 
“I have good memories working with Muhsin, and if there’s a coach to do it, then he’s the man to do it.”
 
When asked about what causes this kind of decline for a football team, he put it down to the youth policy that Ajax operates with, saying, “Ajax is a club that plays youngsters. I got my break that way, and I don’t think they’ve changed their philosophy. Coaches are asked to be brave and to give boys a chance, and in those situations you are going to lose games. It’s hard being patient with kids and trying to win. It’s a fine line. When you have that philosophy there will be struggles.”
 
Evans himself as got his hands full over in California, and is currently coaching three youth teams at Albion SC. He knew that he wanted to do when he hung up his boots in 2012. “I got into coaching pretty quickly,” he explained. “In my last few years of playing I knew that I always wanted to get into some sort of teaching. I’m now in my sixth season of coaching at youth level in San Diego, and I just got into the Development Academy, which is the youth league that all the MLS teams play in. I’m an U12 coach and coach two U14 teams as well.
 
“I’m learning and growing as a coach, and I’m doing some licenses as well. It’s been an interesting process, and I’m loving it. Some of the boys I’ve coached are starting to go pro, and some are going to college. Hopefully I can make an influence and better myself and the kids.”

Ajax face Sundowns in a crunch game this weekend, with Ertugral looking to avoid the drop and Pitso Mosimane aiming to clinch the title.


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Pks Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Pks Apr 28, 2018 07:00 PM
Well done Sundowns for winning the league and I also thank builders ware house for pushing until to Allmost last game of the season.I am looking forward for next season.
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Pks Apr 28, 2018 06:57 PM
Well done Sundowns for winning the league and I also thank builders ware house for pushing until to Allmost last game of the season.I am looking forward for next season.
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MR E Apr 28, 2018 03:29 AM
Ajax might play the play-off
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Tom Po KeCanon Apr 28, 2018 01:19 AM
20 year olds are youths in psl. now wonder bafana cant achieve much. shabba is vision 2022
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@azzaniawest Apr 27, 2018 08:19 PM
MUHSIN ERTUGRAL IS USED TO THIS SITUATION OF SAVING AJAX FROM THE DEAD, HE DID IT WHEN AJAX BEAT THE BARBARIANS
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@azzaniawest Apr 27, 2018 08:19 PM
MUHSIN ERTUGRAL IS USED TO THIS SITUATION OF SAVING AJAX FROM THE DEAD, HE DID IT WHEN AJAX BEAT THE BARBARIANS
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JAWS OF LIFE Apr 27, 2018 08:17 PM
Bratt Evans is 0nly 36 this means he retired s0 early,I remember that left f00t 0f his.
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Bambambigelow Apr 27, 2018 08:13 PM
I know Sundowns is strong but they must becareful of Ajax they are fighting relegation
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Sandile22 Apr 27, 2018 06:50 PM
Ertugral is the reason we played in a empty stadium, we suffered a humiliating defeat with him in charge.time to redeem himself, beat Sundowns and help Ajax avoid the chop whilst at the same time you might be helping us if we beat Cape town City
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Brigadoh Apr 27, 2018 06:06 PM
These stupid rats fans mumbling like new born kids tjeeerrrrr maan
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downzzz Apr 27, 2018 06:04 PM
U meet us at a wrong time ajax we realy nid this 3pnts
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Bucsfever16 Apr 27, 2018 05:59 PM
"It's not easy but Ajax can do it" that's what I'm hoping for,there's no other way to avoid big drop than getting maximum points from this game.
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Ltido@kby Apr 27, 2018 04:52 PM
Muhsin will give us 3 points like Hunt did t0 Rats. Downs will be crowned Champions tomorrow. Aluta continua
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Mumm_Rubi Apr 27, 2018 04:49 PM
Doctor Khumalo the new Baroka coach

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