New signing Yannick Zakri may start for the Urban Warriors on Friday. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN – Ajax Cape Town’s newest recruit, Yannick Zakri, can’t wait to make his debut for the club following his move from Absa Premiership rivals Mamelodi Sundowns this month.

The 26-year-old is raring to go and could well play his first game for the Urban Warriors on Friday when they welcome Free State Stars to Cape Town Stadium (start at 8pm).

“This is a good move for me and I am very happy to be here,” said Zakri.

“We have a lot of talented players here and I trust my team-mates that we can get out of this situation. I’ve watched Ajax play in the past and I know they play nice football. They miss some experience right now and I want to add that to the team.

Zakri continued: “Now I have a new family and I just want to do my best. I trust the coach and I want to help the team. We just have to take it game by game, and everything will come right.”

Head coach Muhsin Ertugral has been a long-time admirer of the Ivory Coast international and is confident that Zakri will make a positive impact in attack, alongside Tendai Ndoro, Tashreeq Morris and Fagrie Lakay.

“He is a player I’ve admired for a very long time and we are now very strong going forward‚” Ertugral added. 

African News Agency (ANA)


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