Ajax’ first team will end season 2015/16 with a tour in China. The team will stay in Bejing and Shenyang between May 13 and May 19. There are several activities as well as an exhibition match on the schedule.
The exhibition match against Liaoning Whowin FC will be played on May 18 (7.30 p.m. local time) in the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium (capacity 60.000) in Shenyang. Liaoning Whowin FC are seven time Chinese league champions and have won the Asian Champions League.
The schedule further includes a football clinic for the local youth and a public training session. Furthermore, clothing sponsor Adidas and official partner CST are involved in the Ajax China Tour 2016. Several more activities will be organized in both Bejing and Shenyang. Shortly after the last Eredivisie-match, Ajax will travel to China with an almost complete squad. Striker Arek Milik is likely to be the exception, due to participation with Poland in the Euro 2016 in France.
Director Edwin van der Sar is happy with the trip: “It is a long time wish of Ajax to pay a visit to China. After our Asian trip to Indonesia in 2014, this time we’ll be in China for an exhibition match and several other local activities. It will be a great experience for the players and staff. And China is home to some of our sponsors, such as CST, Huawei, Sengled and Le Sports. It is also an important market for Adidas and Mercedes. This trip offers Ajax some excellent international exposure.”