Abel Tamata on trial at ADO

This week Abel Tamata is on trial at ADO Den Haag. The 26 year old left fullback has without a club since late August  after his contract was terminated at FC Groningen. At the end of the week it will be decided whether Tamata stay longer at ADO Den Haag.

Tamata played until 2007 in the youth team of NAC Breda, after which he moved to PSV Eindhoven. The defender made his professional debut in the 2010/2011 season. He did not manage to earn a regular place in PSV squad. Tamata therefore was sent out on loan to Roda JC. After returning to PSV he then went on to play for FC Groningen.

Tamata has a Dutch mother and a Congolese father. He could therefore play for the national team of Congo. At country he has already played one international for.

ADO play at home this coming Saturday

This coming Saturday, 21st January, ADO Den Haag will play their first home game of 2017 when they host PEC Zwolle.

Last week’s game at Heerenveen was a real let down, but with a much weakened starting eleven, it wasn’t much of a surprise. This weekend won’t see many changes from last week, but good news is that some of the important players, like club captain Aaron Meijers are starting to get back to full fitness.

Zwolle are currently in sixteenth place in the Eredivisie, just one win and three points behind ADO. A win for ADO would see them widen the gap from the relegation zone. So a tight game can be expected. The players need your support.

A club card is not needed for this fixture, you can buy from the ticket office before kick-off. Remember to take a photo ID for each ticket you buy. Be there, experience live football and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TEAM!

Hector Hevel leaves for AEK Larnaca

Hector Hevel put his career at AEK Larnaca in Cyprus. The 20-year-old midfielder signed for the club from the top Cypriot division a contract for eighteen months. The contract of Hevel at ADO Den Haag to expire in mid-2017.

Hevel is a true exponent of the ADO youth academy. He started in F1 and worked steadily until making the first team squad. On 24th October 2014 the player from Voorschoten made his debut in the home match against FC Dordrecht. He played that season one more time. Last year, three times. This season, there seemed to be no first team spot reserved for the Spanish Dutchman. But he finally got the confidence of coach Zeljko Petrovic. Hevel played six League matches this season before the winter break.

Hevel “When Larnaca were reported their interest in me, I could not refuse the offer, it is my dream come true to be playing at a club that is always playing for the championship and also regularly plays European football, but I always will always look back at thirteen years with ADO Den Haag with good feeling. Here I am shaped into the player I am today and I made my debut in professional football. I want to thank everyone at the club, including the fans, for the wonderful time I’ve experienced at ADO Den Haag.”

Managing Director Mattijs Manders on the departure of Hevel:. “Hector has done very well in recent months considering his expiring contract. It was logical that clubs like Larnaca would be interested. Hevel has new opportunities in his career and wanted to go. It also shows that our youth set up has done an excellent job. We wish Hector a lot of success in Cyprus.”

Manders continues: “For ADO Den Haag in its current financial situation, it is difficult to retain players with an expiring contract, such as Hevel. We are in this transfer window and looking for reinforcements, but it’s difficult. However, we keep our eyes open for outside chances. We are now very busy, looking to get more good squad players to join us for the rest of the season.”

Former ADO ladies coach, Sarina Wiegman now head of Dutch ladies

Former head coach of ADO ladies (2007-2014) Sarina Wiegman is immediately appointed as coach of the Dutch women’s team. The 47-year-old Wiegman, who has been the assistant coach since August 2014, has signed a contract with the KNVB until the summer of 2019. The Orange Lionesses are in preparation for the European championship to be held in the Netherlands from July 16th to August 6th 2017. Foppe de Haan is added as an assistant coach with the coaching staff.

Sarina Wiegman: “In two and a half years as assistant coach I have experienced how talented and ambitious this group is. Especially now with a European Championship at home on the doorstep. We know exactly what steps we still need to take to perform at the European Championship and I look forward to getting started.”

Technical director Hans van Breukelen, “Sarina Wiegman is the right coach for us to put in a good performance at the European Championships. With the appointment of Wiegman we continue the course we have in mind with the Dutch women’s team. She has extensive experience with this team, has the right attitude, expertise and enthusiasm to make a success of it.”

Sarina Wiegman has a long track record in football. As a player she played between 1987 and 2001, 104 times for the Dutch women’s team, was twice champion and cup winner once with her club Ter Leede and won the national championship in America with the University of North Carolina.

After Wiegman stopped while playing she continued her career as a coach in football to include the KNVB and Ter Leede. From 2007, the former teacher of Physical Education was coach of ADO ladies, they won the league in 2012 and took the Cup in 2012 and 2013. In the summer of 2014 Wiegman moved to the KNVB as assistant coach of Roger Reijners. Orange Women last year  qualified for finals of the World cup. Wiegman graduated in 2016 as the third woman in the Netherlands to successfully complete the course “Coaching Professional Football.” This season Wiegman also worked as assistant coach at Jong Sparta Rotterdam. She was the first female coach who was appointed by a professional football organization.

Wishing Sarina much success with this new challenge.

Handrails installed at Kyocera Stadium

This week in the Kyocera Stadium, handrails are being installed in the stands. This is to make the stairways more accessible for supporters who have difficulty walking.

Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag

At the next home game against PEC Zwolle on Saturday 21st January, the stadium will be completely equipped with the handrails.

ADO back in action Saturday

Finally for players and supporters alike, Eredivisie football returns this weekend after the winter break. ADO begin with a trip to sc Heerenveen on Saturday.

It will be see what the winter break and training camp has done for ADO. In the friendly 1-1 draw against FSV Mainz they looked solid. There will still be big names missing from ADO’s squad. As well as the injuries, Wilfried Kanon is away on international duty and Mike Havenaar is still in Japan suffering with a stomach virus.

Get the ADO Den Haag Sportboxx!

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The Sportboxx contains a voucher for 2 tickets (Blocks S or K) for a home game of your choice and a book about our great club.

The ADO Den Haag Sportboxx is now available for € 59,00 in the Fanshop at the Kyocera Stadium!

ADO fans miss out on FIFA award

The FIFA fan award has just been announced in Zurich. As the award was being announced, ADO fan coordinator Koos Roeg could clearly been seen. ADO’s great action at Feyenoord was up against the fans of Norway and their “Thunderclap” at the European championships, also against the fans of both Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund singing “You’ll never walk alone” before the Europa league quarter final at Anfield.

Unfortunately ADO did not win. The prize going to the fans of Liverpool and Dortmund. No surprise really due to their huge world wide support. But for ADO, it was a great night. Once again the world saw how great the fans of our great club are. This should boost the reputation of the club’s supporters and give them the respect and prestige they surely deserve.

Everybody should be so proud of this nomination. So remember, you have a set of world famous fans in your own back yard. So please, why don’t you go along to the Kyocera stadium and join in with the rest of the local support.

Liverpool & Dortmund 45.92%, Norway 31.37% and ADO fans 22.71%


A new face at ADO training

After a week of training in southern Spain, the selection of ADO Den Haag today trained back at the Kyocera stadium. There was a new face in the group; El-Hadji Ba, who is on trial this week at the club.
The 23-year-old French midfielder, of Senegalese origin, is currently still under contract with Charlton Athletic, but there may be a chance of a free transfer. In the past, Ba also played for Le Havre and Bastia in France and Sunderland in England. Ba also played for several French representative youth teams. At the end of this week it will be known if Ba will stay longer in The Hague.
Below first video of Ba in training.