Food and drink tokens only valid for two more games

Last season’s catering tokens, which pay for the food and drinks under the public stands, are only valid for two more games. This means that the tokens can only be used at the following home games against sc Heerenveen (August 26th) and Ajax (September 17th).

Take note
Old tokens can only be exchanged after the match against Ajax. After that match, the tokens of last season will be no longer valid and will no longer be exchanged for new ones.

ADO games coming up this week

ADO Den Haag will be playing their first away game of the season this coming Saturday. The trip to Alkmaar to play AZ will hopefully see ADO bounce back from the surprise heavy defeat at home to FC Utrecht last week.

The ADO ladies team will be in action, they will be playing a high profile friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach. The game will take place at the Aftrap training complex in the Zuiderpark.

Please be aware. The website of ADO ladies does show in the Calendar that the game is to be played in the Kyocera/Cars Jeans stadium. They are aware of this error but are having technical difficulties in changing it. They confirmed with me that it is 100% at the Aftrap.

Ludcinio Marengo leaves for Norwegian side SK Brann

Ludcinio Marengo leaves ADO Den Haag and continues his career with SK Brann from Norway. The club where former ADO player Vito Wormgoor is playing at. Marengo signed a contract for two seasons. In The Hague, the winger was under contract until mid 2018.

In the summer of 2015, Marengo came to ADO from FC Volendam, where he made his debut in professional football in 2012. In his first season at ADO, Marengo played 21 times in the Eredivisie, mainly as a substitute. Last year, the attacker also had a reserve roll. Marengo was then loaned out to Go Ahead Eagles during the winter break.

Now the Amsterdammer leaves for SK Brann. In total, Marengo played 37 official matches for ADO Den Haag in which he scored twice.

Manager of Football Affairs Jeffrey van As: “Unfortunately, at ADO Den Haag, Ludcinio’s potential has never come to fruition. This season, he had little chance of playing time, due to the competition for his favorite positions, so it was better for both parties. We want to thank Ludcinio for his commitment to the club and wish him a lot of success in Norway.”

Ladan and Asmelash in preliminary Dutch squads

There is good news for a couple of ADO Den Haag’s younger squad members. Delano Ladan is selected in the under 18’s preliminary squad and Hennos Asmelash is in the preliminary squad of the under 19’s Dutch team.

Orange Under 18’s will play two friendly matches against Denmark next month. The under 19’s will participate in a four-nation tournament in August, which will also involve Belgium, Portugal and Finland.

Ladan and Asmelash will discover if they have been selected for the final squads on Friday 25th August.

ADO ladies lose to Ajax in pre-season friendly

On Wednesday evening, ADO ladies took on reigning league champions Ajax, as part of their pre-season build up.

Ajax took an early lead in the eighth minute. In the thirty third minute Ajax doubled their lead. ADO ladies, no matter how hard they tried, could not pull a goal back before the break. So at half-time it was 2-0.

ADO ladies made several changes during the second half, sadly ADO still could not score. Ajax added a third girl in the eighty eighth minute to make the final score 3-0 to Ajax.

ADO ladies starting eleven: Lorsheyd,  Ridder, Koster, Tieleman, Simonis, van der Meer, van Erk, Kuilenburg, Boshuizen, Admiraal, Delleman

Wilfried Kanon stays at ADO Den Haag!

The waiting is finally over: Wilfried Kanon remains a player of ADO Den Haag! The Ivorian defender has signed a contract that will keep him at the club for the next five seasons.

The 24-year-old Kanon came from the Romanian side Corona Brasov in 2013, but made his debut in a match against Feyenoord in early 2014. That season, Kanon played nine times. After the summer break, the Ivorian became a part of the starting eleven. With his good play, he earned a place in the Ivorian team that played in the African Cup of Nations in 2015. Kanon played a vital roll as the Côte d’Ivoire won the trophy. Injuries then hindered him until to the end of 2016. But from then on, Kanon was almost irreplaceable, becoming one of the most important pillars of the defense. In the final match of last season against Excelsior, the defender scored his first goal. So far, Kanon  has played 69 official matches in green-yellow. He also appeared 20 times for the Ivorian team.

Of course, Kanon himself is very happy to stay at ADO Den Haag. “I’ve always been very excited about it and wanted to stay here. It took a long time before the deal came around, but I always felt confident that it would be good. Fortunately, I had been able to train with the squad in recent weeks , So I’m proud and ready to wear the shirt of ADO Den Haag.”

Jeffrey van As, Manager of Football, said: “This of course is great news. Everyone at the club is happy that we have been able to keep Wilfried at ADO Den Haag. He is happy to play for ADO Den Haag, which has shown in recent weeks by showing off his positive attitude in training and during the Open Day. With Wilfried, we have more possibilities at the back. He has the no-nonsense mentality that belongs to this club. Apart from his football qualities, Wilfried is also a good man to have around the club.”

Chief coach Fons Groenendijk: ” I’m glad that the deal is finally done. Wilfried is very important to the team, as he has proven during the final months of last season. Thanks to his game, we have used his skill and got results that took us to eleventh place. With Wilfried staying we can build a solid foundation for the team.”

Bjørn Johnsen named in Norwegian pre-selection squad

ADO Den Haag’s new striker Bjørn Johnsen is included in Norway’s pre-selection squad for two World Cup qualifiers. These are the home match with Azerbaijan on September 1st in Oslo and then the away game against Germany on September 4th.

On August 22nd, Johnsen, who has already played two internationals, will find out if he is selected for the final squad.

Norway are as good as out, to qualify the next World Cup. After six games, the country in Group C has just four points. Only San Marino sit below them in the group.

ADO ladies lose friendly on last day at training camp

The ADO ladies team have been on the three day training camp in Goes, South Holland. On the final day, Saturday the played the youth under 17 side of Kloetinge (male team). The game was split into three periods of twenty five minutes, giving a chance for all of the ADO players to take part in the game.

At the end of the first period the home side took the lead. During the final two periods ADO ladies were a stronger side and were unlucky not to grab an equaliser.

Team first period:
Barbara Lorsheyd, Allyssa Daal, Lauren Delleman, Sabine Kuilenburg, Priscilla Mesker, Carmen Simonis, Eline Koster, Vesna Veltrop, Nance van der Meer, Marthe van Erk, Susanne Admiraal

Team second period:
Barbara Lorsheyd (37. Romy Dalebout), Nikki Ridder, Lauren Delleman, Sabine Kuilenburg,  Sharona Tieleman, Annouk Boshuizen, Carmen Simonis, Eline Koster, Shanique Dessing, Marthe van Erk, Susanne Admiraal

Team third period:
Romy Dalebout. Nikki Ridder, Allyssa Daal, Priscilla Mesker, Sharona Tieleman, Romy Speelman, Vesna Veltrop (33. Lauren), Eline Koster, Nance van der Meer, Annouk Boshuizen, Shanique Dessing

The next friendly for ADO ladies is against Ajax on Wednesday to be played at the home of vv Noordwijk.