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Phakaaathi Reporter
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14 Sep 2017
4:14 pm

Ajax sign Burkina Faso defender Ouattara

Phakaaathi Reporter

Ajax Cape Town have completed the signing of Burkina Faso defender Soumaila Ouattara.

Stanley Menzo, Head Coach of Ajax Cape Town (c), Mich D’Avray, Head of Football at Ajax Cape Town (l) and Boebie Solomons, Assistant coach. (Chris Ricco/BackpagePix)

The Burkina Faso defender Soumaila Ouattara’s signing was confirmed by Ajax Cape Town coach Stanley Menzo during a media day on Thursday.

“He was offered to us and was here on trial. After one training match‚ everybody said. ‘that is a good player’‚” Menzo told the media at Ikamva.

“He’s a right-footed defender, strong, and coming from Burkina Faso, he’s probably not bad – with all due respect – the best education there, and at this level, there is always room to improve,” he added.

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The 23-year-old defender could make his debut for Ajax when they take on Polokwane City in a league match on Friday, depending on whether or not he gets his work permit.

Ajax are also hopeful that they may get a work permit for Ejike Uzoenyi in time to meet Rise and Shine.

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