Ex Ajax boss confirms Black Aces purchase

John Comitis (Photo by Ashley Vlotman / Gallo Images)

John Comitis (Photo by Ashley Vlotman / Gallo Images)

Former Ajax Cape Town chairman John Comitis has confirmed that he has bought Mpumalanga Black Aces.

“Yes, I have purchased the club (Black Aces). There are no final decisions yet as to what I will do. I have much to consider and will only do so on my return to the country. The PSL has already sanctioned the deal,” Comitis told IOL.

“There are five NFD clubs and one PSL club in the Cape. To have a healthy football environment in the city, it’s imperative that we have another one or two at the highest level.

“It’s a necessity for the abundance of talented young Cape players to have something to aim at. The more PSL clubs we have, the more opportunities there are for youngsters to play in the top flight, and thereby have the chance to make it in Europe.”

Comitis was one of the founder members of Ajax Cape Town after Cape Town Spurs merged with Seven Stars in 1999.

He and his brother, George, sold their shares to the Efstathiou family in 2013 after a fallout between the two families.

John then joined FC Cape Town as a technical advisor, but has left the national First Division after buying Aces.

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