Ertugral: For Us It Is More Than A Cape Town Derby
Muhsin Ertugral Says That Saturdays Encounter Is More Than A Derby For Ajax Cape Town
Ajax Cape Town head coach, Muhsin Ertugral says that tomorrow’s Absa Premiership encounter against their city rivals is more than a derby to his team.
Ajax will lock horns with Cape Town City at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, January 20, in the second Cape Town derby of the season.
Speaking to the media, Ertugral says that tomorrow’s clash is more than a derby for the Urban Warriors, as the team will be treating it as a must-win encounter in order to shift further away from the relegation zone.
“I think we all want rivalry in the City and this is very good to have this rivalry but, it must be a rivalry on a healthy basis so that football can win,” Ertugral told the media.
“I know derbies in my own country, football most of the time doesn’t win, so hopefully we can attract people (to) come to the stadium and watch a nice rivalry that we can build on for the future of South African football.
“For Ajax, it is very important, not only because of the derby (but) we need those three points to get out of the misery that we are in.
"So, we don’t see it as a derby at all, in my opinion, at this point in time for us it is a PSL game and it is a must win for us to find our way up (on) the log standings. For us it is more than a derby on the weekend," he added.