Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
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11 Oct 2017
10:28 am

Ajax promote 18-year-old defender

Phakaaathi Reporter

Mogamat Kiyaam Bull is the latest player to graduate to the Ajax Cape Town senior team from the club’s development ranks.

Mogamat Kiyaam Bull

The young 18-year-old defender joined the Ajax academy in 2015 from the Old Mutual academy, and has represented the club at junior international tournaments and was also part of the club’s MultiChoice Diski challenge.

At the time of joining Ajax, the youngster says it was a very difficult decision because he was going to come out of his comfort, but three years later, he is glad to have made the decision to join the club.

“I didn’t even want to say this, but my grandfather and I were driving here to Ikamva and on the way, he was like do you want to be here, do you want to be an Ajax player? And I was thinking let’s turn around and go back I want to be comfortable,” Bull told the club’s website.

“But, I challenged myself. That was one of my weaknesses, I like to be comfortable, but I needed to come out of that in order to be where I am today and thankfully I made the right decision.”

The youngster is happy with the opportunity given to him by Ajax and is ready to give his best for the club.

“I will always fight and I know where I want to be one day, and I am really thankful for this wonderful opportunity.

“Playing in the PSL will be very difficult,” he continued. “Being a defender there are huge responsibilities as one mistake can result in defeat for the team. I think, playing in the PSL, I need to try and give the team a positive vibe, do my best for the club and fans, and tackling wise. I will shake the strikers up a bit.”