Ajax Cape Town are proud to announce the signing of Zimbabwean defender Erick Chipeta, on a three year deal from Chippa United. Chipeta will join Ajax Cape Town at the end of the current Absa Premiership season. Ajax Cape Town concluded the transfer arrangement with the Chilli Boys today to end a 2 year chase for the player’s signature.
The 25-year-old has been a rock at the defence of Chippa United for the past two seasons, while also showing his consistency by playing in every match for the Chilli Boys so far this season.The Zimbabwean has also represented the national team at the 2014 African Nations Champions where he was labelled as one of the stand-out performers of the tournament. Ajax Cape Town have now taken another step to bolster the PSL squad for the 2016/17 Absa Premiership season, after promoting three academy players from the U19 team.
“I have to thank the Almighty God for blessing me with another contract. I’ve been working hard in training and in matches, now some people have seen the ability in me. I want to thank the management at Ajax Cape Town for giving me this big opportunity to come and showcase my talent at the club. Ajax is one of the biggest club’s in the country and they’ve shown it by winning the MTN8. I’m looking forward to coming here in the new season and meet the rest of my new family. They say football is the same language everywhere, so I’ll try my best with all my ability to help the team do well. It’s a good feeling to come and play with some of the guys I’ve played against in the past,” commented Chipeta.