ATK star Doutie rejoins Ajax Cape Town
Hero Indian Super League 2016 winner with Atlético de Kolkata, Sameehg Doutie returned to Ajax Cape Town on Friday. The 27-year-old began his career with the South African outfit in 2007 before stints with Orlando Pirates, SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits came to pass.
Doutie has been an influential presence for ATK over the past two seasons, helping them to the semis in Hero ISL 2015 and then to the trophy in Hero ISL 2016. “Sameehg was brought up at the club since the age of nine, so he is an Ajax academy graduate. He left the club at the age of 21 to pursue his career with Pirates, he went to SuperSport and Wits – he has had two fantastic seasons in the Indian Super League,” said Ajax Cape Town’s CEO Ari Efstathiou.
He added: “He has committed himself to the club to assist us for the next five months. Unfortunately, it is going to be a short-term contract, you never know what happens after that – maybe he enjoys it and he stays – but his dream is to go and play in Europe and we don’t want to hinder his plans.”
The South African winger scored twice and provided four assists for ATK last season, including a jaw-dropping volley from the edge of the box against FC Goa at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata. He has contributed five goals and 10 assists in 26 appearances during his two years with the two-time champions.