Ferreira told to 'get his act together'
Ajax Cape Town coach Muhsin Ertugral has lashed out at Eduardo Ferreira labelling the defender "unprofessional" and demanding that he "get his act together".
The Brazilian was suspended by the club on Wednesday after
failing to pitch up for training.
"The circumstances in which he left us [and the fact that he]
didn't come to training sessions was totally unprofessional,
unacceptable and players cannot behave like that," said Ertugral.
"He must get his act together and he should go to his teammates
Ajax gave Ferreira permission to sign a pre-contract with
Mamelodi Sundowns, which would have seen him stay with the Urban
Warriors until December before joining the Brazilians in 2010.
But as soon as the deal was concluded, the 25-year-old did not
show for training and subsequently missed the 2-1 MTN8 victory over
Orlando Pirates on Wednesday night.
Ajax then called off the deal and suspended the centre-back.
"He committed himself mentally and also maybe physically to
leaving," adds Ertugral.
"The club has done everything to get him the Sundowns deal and
it was very clear that after four months he could leave. There is a
certain greed in him which only he can speak about but from a
coaching viewpoint, we went there and [beat Pirates] without him."
Ferreira is the second player Ajax have suspended in a
fortnight. Nhlanhla Kubeka was also suspended after he released
details about his spat with the coach on national radio and missed
Ertugral is furious with both players for their lack of
The Turkish-born mentor added: "We must stop this
nonsense now because this is a professional business.
"It's not weekend football where you come together and have a
glass of beer. They are not earning small money any more in this
"They earn [the same as] doctors and engineers and they have to
provide for that discipline. We must stop this nonsense of
Although Ferreira arrived at the club's Ikamva headquarters on
Friday afternoon, it is uncertain whether he will feature in the
league opener against Pirates on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Ajax have completed the signing of Ivory Coast
midfielder Mohammed Diallo and striker Aboubacar Fofana of Guinea.