Vitesse is just two matches away from the club’s first trophy in it’s history. Vitesse was founded on 14 May 1892, but has yet to win a major trophy in The Netherlands. On Wednesday they will play the semi-final of the KNVB Cup against Sparta Rotterdam.
There is nothing like returning home after a long day or sometimes even a holiday, for Vitesse striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel after a sabbatical of seven years it has proven to be a welcome return.
Vitesse clinched all three points and kept a clean sheet, continuing their unbeaten start to the new year. Tighadouini opened scoring with a lovely effort from the edge of the box and Van Wolfswinkel scored the second a couple of minutes later. The hosts barely threatened and the scoreline could have been worse for them, but Vitesse took their foot off the pedal and saw the game through with minimal fuss in the second half. Continue reading “ADO Den Haag 0-2 Vitesse: Finally, an easy, convincing and comfortable win for Vitesse”
Vitesse manager Henk Fraser is eager to take revenge on old club ADO Den Haag after losing 1-2 at home earlier this season. Vitesse are unbeaten in 2017 and the players are hoping to take the three points home tonight.
Kevin Diks returns to Vitesse on loan from Fiorentina. The 20-year old signed a contract until the end of the season at his old club.
Mukhtar Ali joins Vitesse on loan until the end of the season. The move comes on the back of Yeini’s departure in a bid to add quality depth to the squad. The midfielder will wear the #8 shirt.
It has been a busy transfer window for Vitesse. The management has been busy cutting the deadwood and adding quality to the side. Sheran Yeini’s year and a half long stint at Vitesse came to an end when the midfielder chose to to Maccabi Tel Aviv. This move left a gap in the squad in midfield positions with not much depth behind Baker and Nakamba. In a bid to fill that gap, Vitesse have signed 19 year old Mukhtar Ali from Chelsea.
Ali joined Chelsea as an U-11 and has progressed through the ranks of the academy. He established himself as a starter for the Development squad under Adi Viveash last season and played a vital role in both the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth league wins. With this move, he becomes the 21st player to join Vitesse from Chelsea on loan.
Mukhtar Ali combines the energy and tenacity of a ball winner with good technique and an eye for the pass. He can be a controlling influence on games, picking the ball up in deeper areas and progressing it forward as he is composed on the ball and can withstand pressure. He can also score the occasional long range screamer.
This signing may be one with a longer term approach in mind. These six months could help bed him in at the club so that he can play a more prominent role next season. It will be a good test for the 19 year old and easing him in to the physicality of professional football is probably the best approach. For now however, he will primarily be acting as depth for Nakamba and Baker.
Hopefully, he can find his feet quickly and push on to make a meaningful contribution this season too as Vitesse’s post winter break form has pushed them back into 4th place contention, not to mention the opportunity to win their first major trophy.
Sheran Yeini returns to Maccabi Tel-Aviv after 1.5 season at Vitesse. The Israeli joined Vitesse in summer 2015, but failed to become a starter for the Eredivisie side. Yeini now returns to his old club Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
Vitesse have qualified for the semi-finals of the KNVB Cup for the first time since 2001! The quality of the match was not very high, but the match was exciting to watch. Kashia scored the first goal of the match after 55 minutes and the lead was doubled by Tighadouini six minutes later. Feyenoord didn’t come close to score a goal in the second half.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel is happy with his current form at Vitesse ever since his return to the Yellow and Blacks on a free transfer from Norwich City last summer. The 27-year-old forward is looking to reshape his career at the club and believes he still have a lot of football years to play ahead of him. Continue reading “Ricky van Wolfswinkel looks to reshape his career at Vitesse “