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Can Ajax Really Be A Big One
While most people in our beautiful city think Ajax CT had a wonderful season last season, let me rain on your sunshine, they won nothing. Ajax for a while have claimed they are one of the big clubs in SA not to be judged by fans but facilities. So if a big team does not win trophies it's a failed season. From the lyrics of the American rapper Nelly "3 is not remembered, 2 is not the winner".
Arsenal coach said this week if he losses Fabrages and/or Nasri how can he call his team a big team?. If you have been following Ajax Cape Town for the past two seasons you will know Serero and Doutie where such players for Ajax CT. Both players have left the team Serero has gone to the parent club Ajax Amsterdam which is good for Ajax CT. Now let me go back to Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger for a second, he said at the Mail Guardian UK interview "a big team keeps its best players, if they are bought by another team that means they not a big team". So Doutie has gone to the current PSL champions Orlando Pirates and Pirates is a local team.
Ajax, can you go out there in public and call yourself a big team? Guess this season Capetonians that support any local team should not even think about putting their hopes up. For one, Santos does not have a winning mentality, Ajax CT will be on a rebuilding phase with the loss of their two most prized possessions, the retired number keeper Vonk and the former coach de Haan. No trophies expected to come to Cape Town next season, can you deal with that Patricia De Lille (Mayor of Cape Town).
To top things off for Ajax, they have no player in the their team that they can boast about is in the national team. When it comes to under 23 George Maluleka will never be first choice in the under 23's the only reason he was good at center mid was because there is a player called Granwald Scott due to him, Maluleka and most of the team looked good.
So Ajax does not have a fan base pull phase, they are in the rebuilding phase, they lost not 1 but 3 ( including the retired Hans Vonk) key players and they do not have players in the national set up. Only thing they have going good is the facilities, but then again is that good enough to start with as big club. After this I can not believe Comitis when he claims Ajax CT is at the same level with Chiefs , Pirates and Sundowns.