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Phakaaathi Reporter
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16 Oct 2018
1:47 pm

Ajax blocked my move to big clubs –  Mzwakali

Phakaaathi Reporter

Bidvest Wits winger Bantu Mzwakali has accused his former club Ajax Cape Town of not allowing him to join one of the ‘big’ PSL teams.

Bantu Mzwakali (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

Mzwakali was linked with Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, but never joined any of these clubs.

“I enjoyed my eight years at Ajax, and I felt that it was time for me to move because it was now a bit easy and I had done my part. Hence, I tried to force a move (to the big teams) but it didn’t happen,” Mzwakali told IOL.

“Ajax had a chance to allow me to leave the club when I was at the peak and they never did. I mean, who knows? Had they given me a chance to join either Chiefs or Pirates or Sundowns, I’d be a star now and probably be playing abroad.”

Mzwakali joined Chippa United during the January transfer period in an effort to rekindle the form he had with the Urban warriors, but he struggled for game time at the Port Elizabeth-based side. He left them to join the Clever Boys at the beginning of the season.

“It was always my ambition growing up in Cape Town to don the blue and white of Chippa United.

“I thought things would be okay for me at Chippa because I was working hard, but the numerous changing of coaches caused confusion.

“I then had an agreement with the boss (Siviwe Mpengesi) that if a team comes and asks for my services, he’ll give me his blessing to go and try my luck – and that’s when Wits came along.”

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