Ajax Cape Town confirm Anssi Jaakkola sale to Reading


As reported by KickOff.com last night, the Finnish shot-stopper has joined the Royals for an undisclosed fee despite recently extending is contract by another year.

D’Avray was present at the Urban Warriors’ press conference at Ikamva today alongside new signings Thabo Mosadi and Eric Chipeta, where Jaakkola’s exit was confirmed.

“As we speak Anssi is in England having a medical for Reading. I don’t believe the deal has been finalised but I don’t foresee any hiccups in him joining,” D’Avray said.

“It’s a good move for him. He’s done well for the club, he’s got aspirations, I think his wife is from Scotland and she’ll be closer to home, which will be nice.

“It’s also a good move for the club because we’ve got a couple of really good young goalkeepers [Jody February and Brandon Petersen]. I’ve spoken to coach Roger de Sa and he agrees the two boys are ready to challenge for the number one jersey.”

Jaakkola had been a huge player in goal for Ajax and was nominated for the PSL Goalkeeper of the Season award two years ago.