Young Ajax returned to the Mother City on Monday evening following their annual tour of Europe.
1 – Young Ajax were the 1st team from the African continent to participate in the prestigious SPAX-Cup in Ennepetal, Germany.
2 – Young Ajax finished 2nd at the Terborg Toernooi for the 2nd year in succession following a 2-0 defeat to Brazilian club Palmeiras.
3 – Three of the club’s Young Ajax squad members were born in 2002 (Bongelwethu Siyasi, Patrick Fisher and Dante Jordan Brown).
4 – The number of goals scored by Young Ajax forward Lassina Traore in five games.
5 – Young Ajax goalkeepers Renaldo Leaner and Aidan Leak kept a combined total of 5 clean sheets in nine games.
6 – The number of Technical Team members that traveled with the squad. Duncan Crowie (Head Coach), Rameez Behardien (Assistant Coach), Wanye Wagenaar (Team Manager), Rayno Rayepen (Physiotherapist), Hans Vonk (Head of Youth), AB Basson (Media Officer).
8 – Young Ajax boasted nine different goal scorers on their tour of Europe (4 goals: Lassina Traore, 1 goal: Kegan Johannes, Zaakir Allie, Dante Brown, Aden Philander, Keenen Abrahams, Khaya Mfecane and Sonwabile Mfecane).
11 – The number of goals scored by Young Ajax in nine games.
15 – Patrick Fisher and Bongelwethu Siyasi were the youngest players in the Young Ajax touring squad at the age of 15.
25 – Young Ajax flight to Amsterdam from Cape Town International Airport was delayed by 25 hours due to a technical fault.
129 – The distance in kilometers between Terborg and Ennepetal – the host towns of the Terborg Toernooi and SPAX-Cup respectively.
14 000 – The distance in kilometers between Cape Town International Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
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