Cup winners Ajax Cape Town to parade through the City
By Cindy Witten
18 December 2008
After beating Orlando Pirates to win the Telkom Knockout Cup, Ajax Cape Town is expected to be welcomed by fans with a victory parade across the Cape flats later today.
According to an issued media statement, City spokesperson Pieter Cronjé says that the team will then travel on an open bus to Nyanga, Mannenberg, Bonteheuwel and Langa, greeting fans along the way.
“We are very excited to welcome back our victorious team, and to, at the same time, showcase again our readiness for 2010. Cape Town is indeed a soccer City,” said Cronjé.
The parade will come to an end at approximately 17:15, when Ajax Cape Town proceeds to the new FIFA 2010 World Cup stadium at the Green Point Stadium’s Visitors’ Centre. There they will present the Telkom Cup to the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Grant Haskin.
Haskin is quoted as saying that he is proud of the team’s achievement.
“This is a landmark victory for our home team Ajax Cape Town, and we are proud to welcome them back. The team has become an icon that unites all Capetonians at a time when we are moving fast towards the FIFA 2010 World Cup in June 2010,” said Haskin.