Hakim Ziyech was not lucky enough with the Atlas Lions recently, but he is definitely making headlines with his astonishing performances with Ajax.
Rabat – The Highest echelon of professional football in the Netherlands’ Eredivisie, the country’s top football league, has announced Hakim Ziyech as the Best Player for the Month of August.
Eredivisie tweeted the news on September 13, stressing Ziyech’s achievements in Ajax Amsterdam. The post emphasized that Ziyech scored four goals for his club in August, making one assist and more than 300 ball touches.
Ziyech is one of the key players in Ajax and Morocco’s national team.
He joined Ajax in 2017.
But this is not the first accolade the Moroccan player has received for his sustained brilliance with Ajax.
In May, Ajax named Ziyech as its Player of the Year for last season. the club said the reward was an acknowledgement of the Moroccan’s individual brilliance as well as his vital contributions to the collective flow during Ajax’s success story in last year’s UEFA Champions League.
In August, the Dutch club extended the contract of the Moroccan international until 2022.
Hakim Ziyech has recently been criticized by some Moroccan fans after missing two penalties for the Atlas Lions. Ziyech missed a decisive penalty against Benin as part of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, angering some football fans.
The football player also missed a penalty in a friendly game against Burkina Faso on September 6.
Hakim Ziyech named as @eredivisie Player of the Month (August) 🏆
Achievements of Ziyech @AFCAjax:
💪 4 goals & 1 assist
⚽ 352 ball touches
📊 13 chances created
— Eredivisie (English) (@EredivisieEN) September 13, 2019
The promising football player is however making international headlines thanks to his astonishing performances with his Dutch club.