Ajax (Amsterdam) tour to Southern Africa 1958


Originally Amsterdam rivals Blauw Wit had been invited to make the trip to South Africa, but on the condition that the club would only send white players. As Blauw Wit player Erwin Sparendam (from Surinam) did not fulfil that condition, the club refused to travel and were replaced by Ajax, who did not have any non-white players at the time.
14- 6-1958 Johannesburg     Sandvikens IF        2-2 Ajax               [HT: 1-1]
                              [Bertil Lundberg 7pen, 59; Wim Bleyenberg 26, 54; at Randstadion;
                               reportedly the first ever match between two European teams in South Africa]

18- 6-1958 Pretoria         Northern Transvaal   4-2 Ajax               
                              [Ajax walked off twice in protest against refereeing decisions but
                               eventually finished the match and apologised the next day;
                               half-time score variously reported as 1-0, 0-1 and 0-2]

22- 6-1958 Lourenço Marques Lourenço Marques     0-3 Ajax
                              [Van der Kuil scored 2 goals]

25- 6-1958 Welkom           Orange Free State    0-2 Ajax               [HT: 0-0]

28- 6-1958 Johannesburg     Transvaal            1-1 Ajax               [HT: 0-1]
                              [Ajax goal: Den Edel]


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