Ajax's creative spark, returns to Cape Town!
Updated: Feb 7, 2020
Futbolrs soccer agency client Grant Margeman is back and his youthful energetic presence is a major boost for the ailing Ajax Cape Town soccer squad. The Cape side are in Durban on Saturday to take on Golden Arrows in a Premier Soccer League fixture at the Princess Magogo Stadium (kickoff 3pm) – and coach Stanley Menzo is expecting Grant Margeman, the talented 18-year-old soccer player, to fire up a team sorely lacking in creativity and belief.
“Grant (Margeman) is coming back from suspension and that is good,” said Menzo. “Grant Margeman is a soccer player who can make a big difference in the midfield. But we have a good squad, and it’s important that we make the right choices for the team.” While Ajax Cape Town FC defeated Highlands Park 1-0 in midweek, the performance left a lot to be desired. Menzo is demanding improvement this afternoon.
When the referee blew the final whistle at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night, there was a palpable sigh of relief as Ajax had finally found a way to win. The victory over Highlands Park was hard-earned and, in the words of Menzo, “very lucky”, but at this stage of the season, there is no time for reflection on performance: Points are all that matter.
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It has been a difficult year for the Cape side. Wednesday’s triumph snapped an eight-game winless run – and Ajax are now looking to continue the momentum against Arrows.
While it was a case of job done for Ajax, with regard to taking the three points against Highlands, Menzo is still searching for that “lost key to restart the Ajax engine”.
“The relief was enormous, for me and the players,” said Menzo, who also admitted that the anxiety and tension, especially in Wednesday’s tight fixture, “wasn’t good for my heart”.
“It takes away some of the pressure and should bring some confidence into the squad.
“It’s obvious that one win doesn’t make it all good, but it shows we can win, even if the performance wasn’t all that nice. Sometimes it’s the small things that make a big difference – I think this win can make a difference.