ajax big pay day

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

John Comitis, Ajax Cape Town's boss, has revealed that his enterprising players will share R4 million if they win the Absa Premiership this season.

Whoever wins the league championship will be R10 million richer.

The Urban Warriors have done enough to claim their first league title but they are under pressure from Gavin Hunt's SuperSport United.

Both teams have amassed 47 points from 26 matches but Ajax are in the driver's seat as they have scored more goals than Matsatsantsa.

"My players will share 40 percent of the R10 million if they can win the league," Comitis said.

"I think it would be fair enough for the management to give the players the incentives if they can win the league. They have been wonderful this season and I'm proud about their fighting spirit.

"It has not been an easy season for us as many teams want to beat us to prove a point. I thank the players and the technical staff for doing such a good job.

"There where Doubting Thomases when we promoted Craig Rosslee as head coach this season but look what the guy has done for the team," he said.

Comitis stressed that his charges have what it takes to win the league .

He added: "We have control of the situation after we moved back to the top of the log on Wednesday and we will work hard to ensure that we jealously protect our position on the table. We are not going to be complacent but will fight to the bitter end to realise our goal of winning the league."

Rosslee became the head coach at Ajax at the beginning of the season after the departure of Muhsin Ertugral, who returned to Kaizer Chiefs.

The Ajax coach has been with the team for three seasons after having started as coach of youth development.

The Urban Warriors reclaimed their lead on the log after beating Orlando Pirates 2-0 at Athlone Stadium last Wednesday.

They visit the revitalised defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns in Atteridgeville tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Ajax could lose some of their key players after a few overseas clubs enquired about their services.

The players include Nathan Paulse, Bryce Moon, Russell Mwafulirwa and Eyong Enoh.

But Comitis said it would be foolhardy of them to release more of their star players next season.

Comitis is in talks with some local clubs in a bid to lure two or three players to the team in the off-season.

But he would not be drawn into revealing the names of the players he had earmarked.