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Ajax unveil De Sa as new coach

The former Orlando Pirates manager has been appointed Ajax Cape Town coach until 2016.

Newly appointed Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa. Picture: Alicia Pillay/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Ajax Cape Town has unveiled former Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa as new head coach after both parties agreed terms.

Ajax executive director Ari Efstathiou says de Sa's appointment was done through a meticulous process.

"After a long deliberation and thorough analysis of all the applications that we have received, we believe that we have found the right man to steer us forward."

The Urban Warriors say they are happy to have someone of de Sa's caliber, given his pedigree in soccer and his vast experience in the PSL.

"Roger has proved himself as an astute coach with a good understanding of South African football, having coached at Bidvest Wits (twice), Santos and Orlando Pirates."

"He supports youth development, which is fundamental to Ajax Cape Town's future plans and has during his time at Wits introduced many youth players who have succeeded internationally and in the PSL."

Given the youthful squad, the club says de Sa will fit well as he's keen to work with young players.

"We have a young squad and Roger is a players' coach having played the game at professional level with Moroka Swallows, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits. His experience as a player gives him a distinct advantage as a coach."

"We welcome Roger to Ikamva and will give him all the support he needs."