Ajax holds four African internationals in Amsterdam

Ajax refuses to give up four African internationals to their national team. Noussair Mazraoui, Zakaria Labyad (both Morocco), Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) and Lassina Traoré (Burkina Faso) all stay in Amsterdam.

Ajax does not want to let the summoned internationals go, because they would have to go to countries where code orange or red applies to.

Football clubs are normally obliged to give up their internationals, but due to the situation with the coronavirus, FIFA makes an exception until the end of this year. The club is now allowed to keep their players at home when visiting countries facing a period of quarantine or self-isolation.

Goalkeeper André Onana was allowed to report to the national team of Cameroon. The ‘Indomitable Lions’ train this week in the Netherlands and play a training interland against Japan on Friday in Utrecht.

Oussama Tannane (Vitesse) and Dries Saddiki (Willem II) went to Rabat for the two training interlands of Morocco. All players were tested for the coronavirus upon entry. It yielded one positive case. Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahçe) was infected with the coronavirus and was immediately removed from the selection for the duels with Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo.