Ajax academy player Noah Gesser dies in car accident aged 16

Ajax players will wear armbands in mourning of Gesser’s passing and flags will be flown at half-mast at the Toekomst sports complex.

Noah Gesser, the 16-year-old striker had joined Ajax in 2018. He succumbed to injuries sustained in the car accident along with his brother.(Representative Image)   -  Getty Images

Ajax academy player Noah Gesser has died from injuries sustained in a car accident, the Dutch club said Saturday.

The 16-year-old striker who joined Ajax in 2018, died along with his brother following the accident on Friday evening, the team said.

 

“Ajax is deeply moved by this tragic event," the team said in a statement.

“The club wishes Gesser’s loved ones strength in the coming time in dealing with this immeasurable loss.”

The teen was set to play for Ajax's under-17 squad this season.

The Amsterdam club planned a moment of silence before its pre-season match against German squad Leipzig on Saturday.

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Ajax players "will wear armbands in mourning of Gesser’s passing. In addition, flags will be flown at half-mast at the Toekomst sports complex.”

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