Former Gor Mahia attacking midfielder, Victor Ali ‘Teargas’ Abondo sealed his long-awaited move to South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Ajax Cape Town with the 26-year-old terming the move ‘ a dream come true.’
Ajax confirmed the signing of Abondo who attended trials at the club in early February before things went dead silent. He returned to Kenya and had been training with former teammates in Ruaraka before he flew out to pen a two-year contract with the Roger De Sa-led side.
“The club wishes to express a warm welcome to Victor Ali Abondo. May his stay with Ajax Cape Town bring success to both the team and the player,” a statement on the Ajax website read.
Abondo expressed his delight at the move that makes him the third Kenyan in the South African topflight, joining Maritzburg United defender Brian Onyango Mandela and Jomo Cosmos winger Kevin Kimani.
“It’s a good feeling to finally sign for Ajax Cape Town. This is what I’ve always dreamed of,” said the soft-spoken Abondo.
“I consider Ajax as one of the best clubs in the PSL (Premier Soccer League). Even in Kenya, people know Ajax Cape Town and rate the club highly. I will work hard to make my stay here successful.
“I’ve worked hard on my capabilities, so it’s time for me to take the next step in my career. For me, this is a big challenge and I will give it my all,” he said.”
Ajax are currently 10th in the 16-team PSL log with 32 points with only five games remaining to season end. Abondo may have to wait until the new season to make his league debut as he is yet to process his work permit with the 2015-16 season ending on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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