Ajax coach says too early to talk about promotion

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Ajax Cape Town head coach Andries Ulderink says it’s still too early to read into the GladAfrica Championship log standings after seeing his side jump into the third spot after beating University of Pretoria 3-1 at Tuks Stadium on Tuesday.

The two teams have been playing catch up matches after releasing players to the Olympics bound South African U23 national team last month. Three of the four goals were scored by players who went to the AFCON U23.

Ajax coach Ulderink says it’s still too early to talk about promotion.

This is Ulderink’s second season coaching in this division, he came very close to returning the Urban Warriors to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) last season after arriving midway of the season.

The Dutchman has spotted a lot of improvement in his side this season as they currently occupy third spot with 23 points from 12 matches with a game in hand.

What is also helping Ulderink and his young team this season is that he’s now familiar with the landscape of this league and the demands of different areas.

Despite losing to Ajax, AmaTuks head coach Zipho Dlangalala is still full of praise for his team as they still maintain a top four position and chances of fighting for promotion are still very much alive going into the second round.

It was also a good sight to see former Orlando Pirates anchorman Clifford Ngobeni calling the shots in the midfield, exactly 14 years after making his professional football debut at Ajax.Report by Velile Mnyandu