Moroccans abroad: Hakim Ziyech scores as Ajax decimate Vitesse
By The Atlas Lions, Apr 24 2019 06:20AM
Hakim Ziyech was on target as Ajax walloped Vitesse 4-2 in Tuesday’s Dutch Eredivisie encounter.
The Morocco international was handed his 27th league appearance by manager Erik ten Hag and he impressed, helping his side to strengthen their lead on the table.
Ziyech opened the scoring in the 41st minute after receiving a pass from Dusan Tadic to ignite the goals surge.
Ziyech featured for 63 minutes before he was substituted for David Neres while Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana was on parade for the entire duration of the game.
The 26-year-old winger has now scored 16 goals in the league and 20 in all competitions this season.
The victory saw Ajax open a three-point gap on the table and will hope to increase their winning streak to five games when they clash with Tottenham Hotspur for their semi-final Champions League game on April 30.
Ziyech will look forward to replicating the impressive club performances for Morocco in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The Atlas Lions start their campaign in the tournament against Namibia on June 23 before they take on Ivory Coast on June 28 and wrap up their Group D games against South Africa on July 1.