Ajax Cape Town speedster, Bantu Mzwakali, was one of three players acknowledged for reaching 100 games for the club ahead of the Cape Town Derby this past weekend.
Having made his 99th appearance for the Urban Warriors, coming off the bench at Bidvest Wits last Tuesday, Mzwakali was involved from the onset in what was ultimately a 2-0 defeat to the Citizens at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
“Thank you very much, I am very proud of myself and thank you to Ajax Cape Town,” Mzwakali told ajaxct.co.za on reaching the milestone.
“I think that as a 23-year-old, time has gone so quickly…I started playing for the first team at the age of 19. I still remember making my debut against Mamelodi Sundowns four years ago.
“It is a huge honour for me to have reached 100 caps for Ajax, I think I have been pushing really hard throughout the past few seasons and I am eager to build on that.
“I just hope to score more goals,” Mzwakali duly noted.
The Urban Warriors showed huge improvement in the second-half of the clash, but were ultimately outdone by first-half goals from Aubrey Ngoma and Erwin Isaacs (own goal).
“We lost the game against Cape Town City, it wasn’t a good game for the team – especially everyone at Ajax – but we tried our best,” he continued.”As players we worked very hard, we tried everything.
“It was a Derby match and we expected to win, we wanted to win.
The Cape Town born attacking-midfielder is now looking forward to achieving even more success with the club
Mzwakali added:”I am very happy with the progress I have made at the club, I won the MTN8 title with the team, runners-up of the Nedbank Cup, and as a youngster we won the Copa Amsterdam in the Netherlands
“I haven’t achieved that much,though, but I am still young and there is still a lot of time to achieve.
Next up for Ajax Cape Town is a clash against Polokwane City at the Peter Mokaba Stadium this Saturday, with three points top of the Urban Warriors agenda:
“We want to move up the log, it is very important for us to finish in the top eight. We will continue to push and I am confident we can climb up the table – it is possible,” Mzwakali concluded.