The Ajax U17s have made an outstanding start in the ABN AMRO Future Cup. The hosts were too strong for Sydney FC in the opening game. Thanks to goals by Kenneth Taylor and Brian Brobbey, Ajax took a comfortable lead early on. After that, the Amsterdam talents showed their opponents some mercy, who had no reason to complain about the game’s outcome. Ajax will play Sporting CP later today, who were defeated by PSG earlier on.
Ajax was crystal clear about its intentions. Dave Vos’ team went on the attack immediately, and got a great opportunity in the 2nd minute. Brobbey sent a free kick perfectly to the second post, but Ki-Jana, who had come up, was unable to take advantage.
It became clear right away that an Ajax goal would come soon. It did, in the 10th minute, after a great attack via several players, which finally reached Taylor: 1-0. Just 10 minutes later, the score was doubled. The very strong Brobbey – a great point man – was on the receiving end, pivoted away, and took the shot: 2-0.
In the second half, Vos made a total of 6 substitutions, but this didn’t affect his team offensively at all. Ajax remained on the attack, and continued to create opportunities. But they lost focus somewhat, and in some cases, the Ajacieds seemed to not know what to do. Sydney was thus able to breathe a sigh of relief when the margin was only 2 goals at the end of the game. Ajax could have had a monster win, instead.
Ajax – Sydney FC 2-0 (2-0). 10. Taylor 1-0, 20. Brobbey 2-0
Line-up Ajax: Reiziger, Hoever (48. Kasanwirjo), J. Timber, Musampa (48. Fosa-Mensah), Douglas, Llansana, Taylor (37. Unuvar), Q. Timber, Sint (48. Pinas), Brobbey (37. Zamani), Hansen