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Ajax boss hails Akpom

Ajax Amsterdam winger, Steven Berghuis has hailed Chuba Akpom’s brilliant heading ability following his goalscoring prowess against Vitesse on Saturday night.

The Dutch giants got their biggest win of the season after handing out a 5-0 thrashing to Vitesse at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

Akpom scored Ajax’s fourth goal of the encounter, with the former Middlesbrough attacker heading the ball into the net from a corner. It was his fifth goal in as many games for the club he joined in the summer.

The Arsenal Academy product had earlier played a role in Ajax’s third goal, with his presence forcing Dominik Oroz to concede an own goal.

Akpom’s headed goal against Vitesse was his second for Ajax, as he had also scored with his head from a corner in the 2-0 home win against FC Volendam on November 2.

Berghuis is delighted to see that Akpom possesses good heading ability, a quality Ajax has in short supply since the departures of Edson Álvarez, Lisandro Martínez, and Sébastien Haller.

“Due to the departures of Edson Álvarez, Lisandro Martínez, and Sébastien Haller, we’ve lost a significant amount of heading power,” Berghuis told ESPN as per Voetbalzone.

“Today, we basically only have Chuba Akpom, who is good with his head.”

Berghuis expressed satisfaction with the result that moved Ajax up to the eighth position in the Eredivisie.

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