Redemption! Man-of-the-match Bassey helps Ajax to Victory


Calvin Bassey got his first league start under John Heitinga and gave a complete performance to earn the man of the match award in Ajax’s 1-0 victory against Nijmegen.

Bassey started in central defense in a back four and gave a total defensive performance.

The Nigerian wasn’t dribbled past, he won three tackles, made an interception, won five of eight ground duels and also won three of his four aerial duels.

Bassey voted MoTM.

He also completed 67 of his 80 passes with a percentage of 84% accuracy.

After a goalless first half, it was Ajax that finally opened the scoring through the in form Mohammad Kudus, after he got on the end of Dusan Tadic cross.

Nijmegen have been unbeaten in three games before the encounter and pushed massively for an equaliser, but, Bassey and his teammates held their own defensively to get all three points and keep the pace with league leaders, Feyenoord, to just 3points.


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