Coach Marcel Keizer has been forced to rule out Klaas Jan Huntelaar as an option for the match selection. The striker will miss Sunday’s Ajax – Roda JC (12:30) game. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one. Amin Younes, Vaclav Cerny, Daley Sinkgraven and Luis Orejuela will also be absent. Nick Viergever is among the 20 names included in the selection.
Both Huntelaar (calf) and Younes (knee) were unfit to play on Saturday, and will thus not appear at kick-off on Sunday. For Cerny (knee), Sinkgraven (knee), Orejuela (heel) and Dijks (ankle), it’s been known for a while that the Ajax – Roda JC game would not be achievable.
Debut in the match selection
For Leon Bergsma, it’s his first time in Ajax 1’s selection. On Friday evening, he was captain of the Ajax Reserves, in which the team narrowly lost to NEC by 2-1. The central defender has been playing at Ajax since the age of eight.
The 20-player selection consists of:
Benjamin van Leer
Matthijs de Ligt
Donny van de Beek
Frenkie de Jong
Siem de Jong