Long-time Ajax Cape Town club servant Granwald Scott will be ending his 16-year long association with the Urban Warriors after his move to Slovakian side Slovan Bratislava was confirmed.
Scott rose up through the club’s junior ranks to make his debut at the age of just 16, back in the 2004/ 2005 season, the midfielder contributing to successes in the Absa Cup, Manguang Cup, Telkom Knockout and the MTN8.
The 28-year-old playmaker now gets the chance to test his abilities overseas, and could potentially be playing in the European Champions League.
“Ajax Cape Town can confirm the transfer of the club’s longest serving player, Granwald Scott, to Slovakian side, Slovan Bratislava,” read a statement on the Urban Warriors’ website.
“Following a successful trial with the club during their training camp in Turkey, the coach and management of Slovan Bratislava were highly impressed with Scott’s attitude and professionalism and moved quickly to secure his services.
“Slovak Bratislava are currently sitting in second place in the Slovak Super League, and are in line to challenge for the league title and qualify for next seasons UEFA Champions League.”
Ajax CEO, Ari Efstathiou, said: “Scotty joined Ajax Cape Town Academy when he was 12 years old. He signed his first professional contract at the age of 15. He’s been a loyal servant to the club for many years, so we wish him well with his journey abroad.
“We are confident that he will represent Ajax Cape Town, as well as his country, with great pride. He was good enough to play in Europe from a young age but had three unsuccessful European trials after injuring himself on all three occasions. To make it in Europe at the age of 28, is clearly an indication of Scotty’s immense talent.
“The club went out of its way to facilitate his transfer and to help make his dream move a reality. All of us at Ajax Cape Town are very proud of Granwald’s achievement. He’s a great example for every young player, showing great determination and perseverance in succeeding. We hope to see Scotty playing in the Champions League very soon.”