It is the ideal place to relax or have some quality time with family: in a boat on the water. With Olivier and his father Gaico we choose the open water in their new hometown of Almere. The eighteen-year-old Ajax defender joined the club's youth academy in 2019 and made his debut in the first team in the cup match with FC Den Bosch. "On the water, the conversations are always about football."
Diyae Jermoumi is currently the right-back for Ajax U23. The 18-year-old wing-back is not only a talented football player, but he also had a knack for judo at a young age. We take a trip with the Leiden-born defender back to his old judo school. "I did judo for fun, not with the intention of achieving something in the future. That's why I ultimately chose football. However, practicing judo at a young age has done me a lot of good."