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Sait knocking on door

Ajax Cape Town’s new signing Junaid Sait is knocking on the door of an Absa Premiership debut following a string of impressive displays in South Africa’s Multichoice Diski Challenge, says his coach Stanley Menzo.

“It is not easy for him, he played regularly in the National First Division last season and now he is playing MDC – he needs that challenge and he has asked me how we can keep challenging him,” Menzo has told his clubs website.

“At this moment he feels that he needs a step up, and I am glad he said that to me and has that mentality. We have to challenge him, if we can’t challenge him in MDC matches or friendly matches we have to challenge him another way,” the former Dutch international said.

The 24-year-old defender has made one appearance for Ajax this season, coming on as an early substitute in the 2-0 away loss at Maritzburg United near the start of the season.

Said played for Stellenbosch FC in the last campaign as they reached the end of season promotion-relegation play-offs, after which he was signed by Ajax. He has also had a spell in Swedish football,


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