1.5 million striker scores first two goals for Jong Ajax against MVV

Julian Rijkhoff graced his first home appearance for Jong Ajax with two goals. The striker, who came over from Borussia Dortmund during the winter break, therefore played a major role in the 3-0 win of the promising team over MVV Maastricht.

In the 18th minute, the 19-year-old attacker successfully scored from a distance. Less than fifteen minutes later, he scored the 2-0 from close range, after the MVV keeper initially turned away a shot from Jaydon Banel. After the break, Nassef Chourak headed in the 3-0 for Jong Ajax, who put on a convincing match. In the final phase, Jong Ajax coach Dave Vos allowed Rijkhoff, who also hit the post once, to make a public substitution.

Borussia Dortmund

The new signing was trained by Ajax, but left for Borussia Dortmund in 2021. This season he played for the Germans in the Under 19 team, scoring seven goals in the last six games. Rijkhoff also had a sharp focus in the Youth League with four goals in six games.

Ajax decided to bring Rijkhoff back to Amsterdam in the winter transfer window for one and a half million euros (excluding bonuses). With the win, Jong Ajax climbs to fourteenth place in the first division.

Line-up Young Ajax: De Graaff: Gaaei, Aertsen, Kaplan (Verschuren/46), Martha; Fitz-Jim, Vos (Agougil/82), Mannsverk (Brandes/62); Kalokoh (Chourak/63), Rijkhoff (Sarfo/78) and Banel

Win Jong AZ

The promises of Jong AZ also won. The Alkmaarders were too strong for Jong FC Utrecht 2-1 at the Zoudenbalch sports park. Nick Koster scored from a penalty and Ro-Zangelo Daal doubled the lead. The home team came back thanks to a penalty from Silas Andersen.

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Referee Timmer gave a total of four penalties in this match, but Jesse van de Haar of Jong Utrecht missed before half-time with the score 0-0. After tea, Koster was allowed to score from eleven meters for a second time, but did not score.

After tonight, Jong AZ is number seven in the first division.

Jong AZ line-up: Owusu-Oduro; Esteves (Van Aken/86), Schouten (Dekkers/23), Dekker, Stam; Kwakman, Kewal (Mastoras/72), Postma; Koster, Smit (Kerssens/86) and Daal