Super Eagles hopeful Akpom makes Ajax debut in disappointing draw

Super Eagles hopeful Akpom makes Ajax debut in disappointing draw

Ayoola Kelechi 16:04 - 03.09.2023

Chuba Akpom finally made his debut for Ajax in a draw with Fortuna Sittard

Reigning EFL Championship Player of the Year, Chuba Akpom made his long-awaited debut for Dutch side Ajax after a €12.3 million summer move from Middlesbrough

Akpom makes Ajax debut

The Nigerian has been on the fringe of the Ajax first team while awaiting his official debut, with striker Brian Brobbey the preferred starter for the club. 

Akpom finally got a chance to make his debut for Ajax in their 0-0 Eredivisie draw against Fortuna Sittard. 

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The former Arsenal and Middlesbrough striker came on as a substitute for de Joden, replacing Brobbey just after the hour mark to get his first taste of action as an Ajax player. 

Ajax continue disappointing start to Eredivisie season

Unfortunately, not even Akpom’s presence could help see Ajax past their hosts, as they succumbed to their second draw in the opening three games of the new Eredivisie season. 

Akpom on his Eredivisie debut for Ajax | Imago
Akpom on his Eredivisie debut for Ajax | Imago

The 0-0 draw sees Ajax drop to a disappointing 11th place in the Dutch top flight, with only five points from a possible nine points. 

Ajax failed to win the Eredivisie title for the first time in three seasons last campaign and with another disappointing start to the new season, could be set to go without a league title for two consecutive seasons for the first time since 2018. 

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