More and more local soccer players are seeking greener pastures in the neighboring South African PSL football league. Rollers defender Simisane Mathumo is the latest player to go try his luck across the boarder. Ajax Cape Town are believed to have handed this national team defender Mathumo a trial with the team.
Following some inconsistent results by Ajax this season, as well as the team’s position at the bottom half of the Absa Premiership log, Ajax are seeing the need to further strengthen the squad in preparation for next season. Simisane can play either as a centre-back or right-back, so he will come in handy for the struggling Ajax should he make it past trials.
Mathumo scored a last minute goal for Rollers as they drew 1-1 with Extension Gunners last Saturday. He traveled to Cape Town soon after the weekend’s game to be with Ajax. Mathumo is teammates with former PSL players Joel Mogorosi, Kabelo Dambe and Terrence Mandaza at Township Rollers.