Vonk confirms Ajax departure


Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Hans Vonk has confirmed to having parted ways with Ajax Cape Town following the GladAfrica Championship log leaders’ refusal to lift his suspension.

According to the club Vonk was suspended for ‘serious misconduct’, which is something that didn’t sit well with head coach Andries Ulderink who ended quitting.

Vonk who worked as head of football has since released a joint statement together with the Dutchman, explaining to the club’s supporters why they had to leave.

“In December 2018, we started our journey together at Ajax CT. Hans as Head of Football and Andries as head coach.” Read the statement.

Former Ajax coach Andries Ulderink.

“Together, we had one goal: to bring Ajax CT back to the PSL. In addition to that, we wanted to bring a culture fitting with Ajax CT.

“This is a culture that has made Ajax CT successful in the past 20 years, but sadly, little remained of that culture in the last few years.

“Unfortunately, things were turbulent behind the scenes. Since January 2020 Ari Efstathiou had again taken over all football- related matters, against the wishes of Ajax Amsterdam, Ajax CT’s major shareholder and to our disquiet.

“At the beginning of January, an intense internal discussion took place concerning the policies that have been implemented and as a result Hans was suspended because of alleged ‘serious charges of misconduct’.”

Speaking to FARPost on Wednesday, Vonk said they will no longer take further actions against the club.

“There was no reason to take it any further, “said Vonk.

By Musa Nhlapo

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