Ajax to travel to Dubai in May, match against Al-Ahly

Ajax to travel to Dubai in May, match against Al-Ahly

The Ajax selection will be in Dubai from May 9th to 12th.  A friendly game will take place there on May 11th against Al-Ahly, the champion of Egypt.  The winner of the game will receive the Champions Golden Cup.

Ajax – Al-Ahly kicks off at 20:00 local time (18:00 in the Netherlands), and will be played in the Hazaa Bin Zayed Stadium.  “It’s an honour for us to host a legendary club such as Ajax in the Emirates”, said Mina Nagib, director or iMCC Sports, the organization planning the game.  “We are very much looking forward to the game and hope to co-operate with Ajax more often in the future.”

Top club in Africa

Al Ahly has a rich history.  The club has won the African Champions League 8 times, and has won its 40th national title this season.  Former Ajax coach Martin Jol won the championship with the Cairo club in 2016.

 

In 2008 also in Dubai

Ajax attended a training camp in Dubai in 2008.  From the current selection, Siem de Jong and Klaas Jan Huntelaar were both there at the time.