‘Urban Warriors’ eager to resume quest for promotion


Ajax Cape Town have expressed their excitement following the news that the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture has approved the plans of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) on the resumption of the Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship.

The government released a statement earlier this week indicating that football can resume in the country and the ‘Urban Warriors’, who are at the summit of the second-tier league are happy with the government’s decision.

“After over three months of no action, Ajax Cape Town is excited by the news that the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture has given football the green light to resume in the country,” reads the club statement.

The GladAfrica Championship was halted in March, with Ajax leading the pack while Swallows FC were in hot pursuit and Royal Eagles were in the relegation zone. Picture: Ajax Cape Town.

As all the clubs wait for the PSL’s official plan for the conclusion of the season, Ajax head coach Calvin Marlin is pleased with the work put in by the club’s medical staff over the last few months, from a remote area, to keep the players in top physical shape.

“I would like to thank the physio department regarding how fantastic they’ve been during this on-going lockdown. We are blessed to have such a committed physio department. They’ve really done a great job,” said Marlin.

With six GladAfrica Championship games remaining, the ‘Urban Warriors’ are seven points ahead of Swallows and will be eager to resume the season as they are in pole position to secure promotion back to South Africa’s top-flight. Picture: Ajax Cape Town. 

“This down time has been all about mental preparation, now it’s time to see who is physically ready,” said Ajax captain Isaac Nhalpo, as the players await to return to Ikamva for training.

Ajax are set to face the following teams to conclude the season: Richards Bay United, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, Swallows FC, University of Pretoria, JDR Stars and Mbombela United.

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