Ajax Cape Town were stunned yesterday as coach Roger de Sa quit after their worst ever start to a season.
De Sa cut an increasingly frustrated figure on the sidelines as the Urban Warriors went seven games into the PSL season
without a win.
Wednesday night was the final straw for the coach as his team let go of a lead to go down 2-1 to Wits at Cape Town Stadium.
De Sa said in a statement: “I would like to thank the management, technical team and the players for all their support during my two-and-a-half years at the club.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of my job, especially working with such a youthful squad.
“I personally think we are on the verge of winning ways, but the results have not gone our way.”
Club CEO Ari Efstathiou adds: “Roger successfully took us to two Cup finals, with the highlight being the MTN8 triumph last season, winning it with a record 10 academy players in the starting line-up.”
Assistant coach Mich d’Avray will take charge of the team for Saturday’s PSL visit of SuperSport United (8.15pm).
He will take the reins in the interim as Ajax look for De Sa’s replacement.