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Netherlands’ Ajax dedicates its 34th Eredivisie title to Abdelhak Nouri

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Dutch football club AFC Ajax chose to dedicate its 34th Eredivisie title to Moroccan player Abdelhak Nouri. The team paid tribute to its former player, who suffered a cardiac arrhythmia attack that left him with unable to continue as footballer.

The father and brother of Nouri were also invited to the ceremony to celebrate the title the Moroccan former footballer dreamt of winning with the club.

Born on April 2, 1997 in Amsterdam, to a mother from Tangier and a father from Nador, Nouri signed his first professional contract with Ajax Amsterdam in 2015.

On the 8th of July, 2017, and while playing a friendly against Austria’s Werder Bremen, the Dutch-Moroccan footballer collapsed. Transported by a helicopter to the nearest hospital, Nouri was close to death. He suffered a cardiac arrhythmia resulting in serious permanent brain damage.

Nouri who has been in a coma for more than a year, woke up on August the 5th and is able to communicate through sign language.

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