Ajax have announced the passing of their youth player Noah Gesser, who died at the age of 16 following a car accident on Friday evening, July 30.
In a statement released on their official website, the football club said: “Ajax has received the terrible news that Noah Gesser has passed away.
“The 16-year-old youth player died in a car accident with his brother on Friday evening.
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“At the practice matches of Ajax 1 and Young Ajax this afternoon, the terrible news will be discussed. A minute of silence is held before the matches start and the Ajax players wear mourning bands. In addition, flags will be flown at half-mast at the Toekomst sports complex.
“Ajax is deeply moved by this tragic event. The club wishes the loved ones all the strength in coping with this immeasurable loss.”
Noah Gesser had been with Ajax since 2018 and had been due to be part of the U17 set up for the forthcoming campaign.