CAPE TOWN – Ajax Cape Town have parted ways with Zimbabwean striker Simba Sithole.
The 25-year-old former How Mine player told South African football publication, KickOff.com that he is now on the hunt for another club following the termination of his contract.
“My contract has been terminated and I am now on the hunt for another club,” said Sithole.
Sithole — a forceful forward — joined Ajax at the end of January on a two-year deal after being spotted at the Chan tournament where he put in a workmanlike shift for the Warriors, scoring one goal in the quarterfinal win over Mali.
Sithole could join the growing list of local players who have been forced to retrace their roots home after being off-loaded by South African clubs.
Rodreck Mutuma was also offloaded by South African Bloemfontein Celtic in in April before rejoining Dynamos.
It was the same case for former Ajax Cape Town player, Tafadzwa Rusike, ex- SuperSport United striker Simba Sithole and former Moroka Swallows player Oscar Machapa who all were deemed surplus to requirements by their clubs in South Africa.
Former Highlanders midfielder Peter “Rio” Moyo’s also suffered a similar fate after his dream move to Mpumalanga Black Aces has collapsed last month. Moyo, one of the stars for Zimbabwe at the Chan tournament in January had reportedly signed for Mpumalanga Black Aces on May 30 before he reported for pre-season camp on June 23.
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He was unceremoniously offloaded barely a week before the start of the season after failing to impress coach Clive Barker during his month-long stay. — Kickoff/Sports Reporter