Ajax Cape Town have appointed former Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa as the new head coach, the club said on Thursday.
The 49-year old coach joins the Urban Warriors after almost a month since he left Orlando Pirates where he joined from Bidvest Wits in September 2012, before guiding the Buccaneers to three finals including the CAF Champions League but the club came second best in all occasions.
“After a long deliberation and thorough analysis of all the applications that we have received, we believe that we have found the right man to steer us forward,” Ari Efstathiou, Excutive Director at Ajax Cape Town said in the club official website.
“We have agreed terms with Roger de Sa and he has accepted the position of Head Coach at Ajax Cape Town until 2016.
He added: “Roger de Sa has proved himself as an astute with a good understanding of South Africa football. He coached at national level having assisted Carlos Quieroz as a goalkeeper coach.
“We have a young squad and Roger is a players’ coach having played the game at the professional level with Moroka Swallows, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits. His experience as a player gives him a distinct advantage as a coach. We welcome Roger to Ikamva and will him all the support he needs.
This will not the first time Roger de Sa coaches at Cape Town as he had stint with FC Santos before they got relegated and he was part of the Portuguese squad as one that contested in 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa as one of the trainers.
He won the Nedbank Cup in 2010 with Bidvest Wits, beating AmaZulu 3-0 at the opening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Stadium Soccer City.