Ajax Cape Town midfielder Eyong Enoh has signed a two-year contract with Ajax Amsterdam after impressing on trial.
The 22-year-old, who made 32 appearances for the Urban Warriors last season, was born in Cameroon and was one of the outstanding players in the Absa Premiership last season, winning a nomination for Player of the Season.
Speaking in an interview with KickOff.com, he could barely hold back his excitement about his break in Europe.
« This is what I was dreaming since growing up in my country that one day I want to see myself playing in Europe and now I am happy that my dream has finally come true, » he says. « I have since signed for two years with Ajax Amsterdam and want to use this opportunity of playing in Holland to get into Cameroon national team. »
Enoh also sung the praises of Ajax Amsterdam coach, Marco van Basten.
« He is a nice and open-minded person. He was one of the best players for Holland and I hope to learn a lot from his experience as a player. »
He also had trials with Maccaibi Haifa in Israel and Portmouth in England. Pompey manager Harry Redknapp was said to be quite keen on the player, but work permit issues stalled a move.
“He won’t get into the country unfortunately,” Redknapp told the club’s official website. “To get into England you need to have played 75% of the recent games for your country and I am sure he hasn’t done that.”
Ajax Amsterdam have an option to extend his deal for another two seasons.