Ajax Cape Town on Thursday afternoon confirmed that Roger de Sa had relinquished his role as head coach at the club, following what has been a terrible start to the season for the Urban Warriors.
The 52-year-old, who guided Ajax to the MTN8 title last year, decided to step with immediate effect following a start to the season which has yet to see the club win a game.
The Urban Warriors sit in 15th place on the Premier Soccer League log standings, having only accumulated two points in their opening six games of the season. Ajax also exited the Telkom Knockout Cup in the first round; going down 1-0 to SuperSport United.
“I would like to thank the management, technical team and the players for all their support during my two and a half years at the club,” De Sa said on the club’s official website.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of my job especially working with such a youthful squad. I personally think we are on the verge of winning ways but the results have not gone our way. I’d like to wish everyone, especially the fantastic supporters, all the success that this club deserves.”
CEO Ari Efstathiou added: “We are thankful to Roger for his contribution to the club and for the success he has brought to the club during his time here.
“He has been instrumental in implementing many new ideas while part of the Ajax Cape Town technical staff. Moreover, Roger successfully took us to two cup finals with the highlight being the MTN8 triumph last season winning it with a record 10 academy players in the starting line-up.”