Ajax release Tafadzwa Rusike

CAPE TOWN - South African Premiership side Ajax Cape Town has released Zimbabwe international Tafadzwa Rusike following the expiry of his contract at Ikamva.

The 23-year-old attacking midfielder, in camp with the Warriors ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Egypt in Harare, is expected to link up with a new club soon.

Ajax CEO George Comitis told the club’s official website:

“We have also decided not to renew Paul Rusike’s contract with Ajax Cape Town came to an end this season, we have decided not to take the option of the year extension and he will be free to find a club of his choice.   

“Also released are Nhanhla Vilakazi and Sander Westerveld, whose contracts have come to an end. Vilakazi has since signed for Maritzburg United.”

Rusike’s next destination is unknown, but he is likely to find a new club after the Warriors’ World Cup qualifiers against Egypt and Guinea in the next two weeks.

He is expected to stay in the Absa Premiership, but a Europe option might still be open for him.

The former CAPS United winger almost sealed a deal in Europe last August after reportedly agreeing terms with unnamed Belgian Pro League club.

It was reported at that time Rusike had two clubs that he could go to and that he was “merely awaiting confirmation while he sorts out his visa.”

Ajax are, however, keen to return the services of Rusike’s Warriors teammate Khama Billiat, who is being targeted by Pretoria giants Mamelodi Sundowns.

Both Rusike and Billiat are products of CAPS United in Zimbabwe. - Sports Writer



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