Ajax announce the death of youth player Noah Gesser, aged 16 1 month ago

Ajax announce the death of youth player Noah Gesser, aged 16

The terrible news has been confirmed by the Dutch club

Ajax have announced that youth player Noah Gesser has died following a car crash on Friday evening.

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The 16-year-old had been with the Amsterdam club for three years and was due to feature in their Under-17s side in the season ahead.

A statement posted to Ajax's official website confirmed the sad news, and that a minute's silence will be held before all friendly matches involving Ajax I and Young Ajax sides on Saturday afternoon.

Flags at the club's Toekomst sports complex will also be flown at half-mast.

"Ajax has received the terrible news that Noah Gesser has passed away.

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"The 16-year-old youth player died in a car accident with his brother on Friday evening.

"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."