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Phakaaathi Reporter
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27 Jan 2017
10:09 am

Ajax confirm Funga capture

Phakaaathi Reporter

The Ajax CEO believes the Zambian twins will be a big boost to Urban Warriors.

New Ajax Cape Town signing Aubrey Funga. (Ajax)

Funga becomes the third Urban Warriors signing this transfer window after the club signed Roderick Kwabwe, also from Zanaco, and defender Rheece Evans, from Mamelodi Sundowns.

Funga says he is looking forward to scoring goals for Ajax.

“I want to be myself, play like I did at Zanaco,” Funga told his club’s website on Thursday.

“I am a goalscorer and goal creator; that [attribute] has helped all the teams I have played for, and I think that will also help here – those are qualities that can get you into any team.

“The club, administrators and supporters look for that type of quality, and I think I will be a good addition to the team and add value.

“This is a good place, a good thing to have on my CV, and the perfect stepping stone for great things to follow because there are great players here, that have played here, which serves as great motivation to take my football to the highest level,” Funga said.

Ajax CEO Ari Efstathiou believes the Zambian twin threat will be a big boost to Urban Warriors.

“Aubrey was scouted at the same time as Rodrick, between them they scored 24 goals for Zanaco when they won the league last year. They both have goals in them, and we are definitely bringing an attacking flair to the team, which is what we have been looking for,” said Efstathiou.

“Having a pair of Zambians at the club together makes the process a lot more comfortable for both of them. Both play in behind the strikers, Funga is more versatile; he can play left-wing, right-wing and in attacking midfield.

“We have attained the mandate of bringing in more attacking players into the team for the next half of the season, and we are looking forward to seeing all this flair on the field, and to see how we progress.

“I don’t think the club have ever been in such a positive mood in regards to the second half of the season, with the addition of the players we brought into the club.”