SOUTH African football club, Ajax Cape Town, are reportedly in the process of negotiating a new contract with Zimbabwean midfielder Tafadzwa Rusike.
Sports Reporter/ SoccerLaduma
The 23-year-old midfielder, who joined Ajax from Caps United in 2010, has been showing flashes of good form in the Urban Warriors shirt this season and the club is now looking to reward him with a longer deal.
Rusike recently went on trial in Europe with Belgian club Oud-Hesterlee Leuven, although a move never materialised for the talented winger.
Oud-Hesterlee Leuven are also currently home to Zimbabwe international midfielder Ovidy Karuru, who joined the club from French lower division side US Boulogne soon after Rusike’s move fell through.
Since Rusike’s return from trials at the Belgian club, he has made four starts for Ajax, both under sacked coach Maarten Stekelenburg and Jan Pruijn, and according to Soccer Laduma it is thought that he is regarded highly by Ajax’s management and technical teams.
However, one thing that may halt negotiations between club and player is Rusike’s alleged role in the Asiagate match-fixing scandal that could possibly see him receive a ban from playing the game.