D-Day has arrived for the Ajax Cape Town U19 team as they prepare for their opening fixture in the Metropolitan Premier Cup against Milano United at the Erica Park Stadium at 20h00 tonight.
The Urban Warriors are ready and the Ajax coach, Ian Taylor is confident of winning through to the next round.
He said, “We put in the hard work on the training field in preparation for this tournament, in fact the team wound up their final training session this morning at Ikamva. The team will go into camp for the remainder of the tournament in order to ensure that the players remain focused on winning through to the final.
We were hit by the exclusion of a few of our players who left for Amsterdam last week as part of the Ajax Cape Town U17 team who are playing in the Aegon Future Cup.
We have replaced those players and by all indications the players are prepared to go all the way. Playing Milano in the first game is good for my team because we are familiar with their style and have an idea of what type of game to expect.
As for Ariel Spurs and Aces Academy we will have an opportunity to watch them play before we cross paths. We will not under estimate any opposition and we are planning to go all the way this year.
We have a balanced squad and the team is looking very sharp.”