Ajax sign Selolwane


The Botswana international left Santos for Cosmos at the start of the current campaign, but made just two appearances for Ezenkosi in an injury-plagued season.

And on Wednesday he was sent off playing for Botswana when he was involved in a horror-tackle on Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena that has left the Blackburn Rovers midfielder in doubt for South Africa’s Africa Cup of Nations opener against Angola on January 23.

But Ajax coach Craig Rosslee is just pleased to have won the services of an experienced striker, following the departure of leading scorer Thembinkosi Fanteni to Maccabi Haifa in Israel.

“We are very excited to have signed a player of the calibre of Dipsy,” Rosslee says. “He is an experienced PSL campaigner and we managed to secure his services ahead of a few other clubs. He has loads of talent and adds another dimension to our strike partnership with Sifiso Vilakazi, Russell Mwafulirwa and Nathan Paulse.

Selolwane, meanwhile, seems relieved to be back in Cape Town following his nightmare on the Highveld.

“I am excited to join Ajax Cape Town as I am looking for a new start to kick off my football career,” he says. “Ajax has always been a good footballing side and I hope to do well for my new team. Ajax is an ambitious club and I aim to be part of their future successes.”

Selolwane has played the game on three continents. He moved from Botswana to the United States as youngster and joined the Harris-Stowe State College football team. He also enjoyed spells at St Louis University, Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake. He also played for Vejle BK in Denmark before returning to play in the MLS.

The 29-year-old arrived in South Africa from Real Salt Lake in the USA in 2005 and signed for city rivals Santos.