Efstathiou: We haven't had a chance to look at Rooi

Ari Efstathiou (Gallo Images)
Ari Efstathiou (Gallo Images)

Ajax Cape Town CEO Ari Efstathiou admits the club face a difficult decision over the immediate future of Rooi Mahamutsa.

The 38-year-old former Orlando Pirates and Free State Stars defender joined Ajax Cape Town in February on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

He had been without a club since leaving Ea Lla Koto in 2019 and was yet to feature for Ajax before all sporting activities were suspended as a result of the coronavirus.

In an interview with the Sowetan on Tuesday, Mahamutsa said he is keen to remain with the Urban Warriors.

On Wednesday, Efstathiou revealed: "With Rooi, we haven't really had a chance [to look at him closely] - he hasn't played [a competitive match] yet, and this lockdown has messed that up as well.

"I mean Rooi is a fantastic professional and a great guy to have in the club, but I think his age is against him. So it's something that's ongoing and a discussion needs to take place.

"I think if he doesn't play, it's a problem for us, so he needs to get on that field so we can see what he can do."

Ajax entered the enforced break on top of the GladAfrica Championship, with 24 games played, seven points clear of second placed Swallows FC.

- TEAMtalk media

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