Dionitio Liesdek has signed his first professional contract with Ajax. With his relatives and technical director Martin van Geel in attendance, the 18-year old from Amsterdam signed a deal that runs to July 2009. Liesdek plays in the A1 and Young Ajax this season.
Liesdek started in the Under 12's of Ajax. While capable of playing on the left midfield and wing, he has to focus on the postion of left back and central defender in Young Ajax. Martin van Geel: ,,Dio is physically very strong, quite fast and has a good kicking technique. As a left defender he has to further develop these skills. I am confident that he will succeed in that.” Liesdek himself was also positive. ,,Football was always a hobby, but now I can say that it is my job. I am going to give i my very best.”