Friday Jan 12, 2018. 09:30
Ajax Cape Town coach Muhsin Ertugral says his new midfielder in Gerald Takwara will follow in the footsteps of Tinashe Nengomasha.
Takwara made his debut for the Urban Warriors in their 2-1 loss against Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday, but Ertugral praised the anchorman.
‘Mshini’ likened the hard tackling midfielder to the former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, Nengomasha, saying the new player has qualities of a great talent.
“Takwara showed what kind of player he can be,” Ertugral said after the match against Sundowns.
“But he is not fit enough and not powerful enough. I don’t mean in the physique, but rather the acceleration. His first three or four metres need to be quicker.
“When Tinashe Nengomasha first came me at Kaizer Chiefs, he was a lot like that.
“Some players you need to train in speed forms, so we need to work on that and I think it will kick in in two or three weeks and then we will have a different Takwara.”
The Zimbabwean international will be hoping to impress once again when they host Platinum Stars in the Absa Premiership on Friday night.