Patrick Kluivert had never scored a hat trick in the Eredivisie, but his son Justin accomplished the feat on Sunday at the tender age of 18.
The Ajax starlet might have succeeded against rock-bottom Roda, the weakest club in the division by a distance and who are almost certain to be relegated, but the quality of the goals was still remarkable. All were scored when Kluivert Jr. cut inside from the left flank and finished with his stronger right foot. He showed that he can go for power with a fierce...
Ajax will share their experience in nurturing young talent with Guangzhou R&F and help the Chinese club develop its own youth academy.
Four-time European champions Ajax signed a five-year, €10 million ($12m) deal on Monday, saying it will also help the Dutch club to grow.
Ajax director and former Netherlands international goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar says the youth academy "has been extremely important to Ajax for decades in everything we do."
He says sharing the knowledge with Guangzhou "is...
Justin Kluivert scored a hat trick as Ajax beat Roda JC in the Eredivisie, a feat that his father Patrick failed to achieve.
Kluivert, 18, scored his first goal in the 45th minute to bring Ajax level.
He then added his second in the 60th minute and a third with five minutes remaining. Kasper Dolberg and Donny van de Beek were also on the scoresheet.
The goals were Kluivert's first of the season in his ninth appearance.
Scoring three goals in one match in the Eredivisie is something his father never...
Former Ghana and Ajax midfielder Yakubu Abubakari has died aged 36.
The Ghanaian Football Association announced the news on Twitter, saying: "Our thoughts are with his family. May his soul RIP."
The BBC reported that Abubakari died in hospital in Tema, a Ghanaian city, on Tuesday.
Abubakari won 16 caps for Ghana and played for them during the 2006 African Nations Cup.
He also featured during qualifying for the 2006 World Cup but was not selected to go to the final tournament.
After leaving Ghana...