Maarten Stekenlenburg the Head coach of Ajax Cape Town is buoyed by the fact that he has all but one player available for selection ahead of the all important clash against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday 30 November at the Orlando Stadium at 19h30.
He said, “All my players barring one, Alcardo van Graan are available for selection ahead of the Pirates game. It’s not very often I find myself in this position. I welcome the opportunity to have a choice to select my starting eleven from amongst my entire squad.
Having all the players on the training field intensifies the competition for a place in the first eleven and this indirectly gives me an improved performance at the end of the day.
My team can’t wait to play games like this and I know that they need no motivation for a game of this importance.”
Ajax Cape Town and Orlando Pirates play exciting football with the last three league games between these two teams, producing nine goals with two wins a-piece in the last four league games.
That there are a few Ajax players in the Pirates camp adds spice to this encounter.
Ajax and Pirates are in eight and ninth positions respectively, tied on fifteen points after playing eleven games. A win will certainly boost the victors log position in their bid to make ground on the log leaders.