No deal yet for Booth at Ajax
AJAX Cape Town have renewed the contracts of five players but are still to conclude a deal with veteran defender Matthew Booth.
However, the club's chief executive George Comitis says this is just a matter of routine and will likely be concluded in a few days.
"It is something we will have to confirm first at board level but I expect we will sort it out quickly," he said.
Booth joined Ajax in October and scored four goals in 18 starts for the club this season, earning the praise of coach Maarten Stekelenburg. He had a one-season deal after recovering from a serious knee operation.
The Cape Town club have taken up options on the contracts of Zimbabwe international Khama Billiat, utility defender Thato Mokeke, fullbacks Cecil Lolo and Keamogetse Wolff and the winger Clint Julius.
The first four players have all been given new two year deals while the diminutive 23-year-old Julius, who made his first team debut in February, has an added season at the club.
Former captain Brett Evans is the only player leaving the club, departing after 13 seasons and a record 310 starts for the club. The 30-year-old full back has had trials in the USA but nothing has yet come of a possible move to Major League Soccer.