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Ajax, Wits have the shortest holiday



Ajax Cape Town and Bidvest Wits will be the first teams back from a brief Christmas and New Year holiday – due to report back for their mid-season preparations as early as next week.

Ajax players return on Friday, January 4 for medicals and a weigh in session before they begin work under coach Jan Pruijn, hoping to turn around their fortunes.

The club have friendlies planned next month against the Norwegian national side, Swiss league leaders Grasshoppers Zurich and Viking Stavanger from Norway before the league resumes in mid-February.

Wits training begins the same day and there will likely be double sessions daily for an extensive work period for a club whose form has dipped in recent weeks with as run of six league matches without success.

Both Bloemfontein Celtic and neighbours Free State Stars will be the last sides to report back as they are having a much longer holiday.

Both do not start their preparations for the second half of the season until January 14.

The players deserve a decent break says coach Clinton Larsen. “There is still four weeks from when we get back to our first game of the year, so we are satisfied it is enough time.”

Free State Stars will stay in Bethlehem and travel up to Gauteng for a few friendlies but have no plans to go away for a camp.



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