Posted in News on Apr 06, 2001.
Coach Muhsin Ertugral said Illodigwe did not live up to the expectations and that the club had to let him go.
"We will not replace him as we have enough strikers. Matsau is playing very well and Luke Petros is coming back from injury. So I see no reason why we should bring in another striker," said Ertugral.
Ajax chairman Rob Moore confirmed that Illodigwe was in Cape Town but cast doubts on the possibility of the striker joining the Cape side.
"Tony is down in Cape Town for a couple of days to check our set up and facilities. It will be premature to start talking about signing him at the moment.
But coach said it was important to focus on the task ahead - the Bob Save Super bowl Last 16 clash against Bush Bucks. "We have a difficult game in hand," said the coach. "Bu we beat them twice down in Umtata and I see no reason why we cannot beat them now."
"Yes cup games are very difficult to predict but we are ready for Bucks. I was disappointed by our performance against Leopards in the last 32, particularly the first half.
Defender Jacob Tshisevhe and midfielder Thabo Mooki could still be out for three weeks. "They are back at training but the main issue now is match-fitness," said Ertugral.