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Chuba Akpom bags brace in Ajax win over Zwolle

Chuba Akpom bagged a brace to lead Ajax team to a resounding 3-1 victory over PEC Zwolle and further underline his position as one of the few positives in a troubling season for the former Eredivisie champions.

Despite being consistently overlooked by the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles, Akpom has been in sensational form, contributing an impressive 10 goals in just five starts for Ajax this season.

Akpom scored six minutes before the half hour mark to put Ajax two goals up in the game.

The striker netted his second of the game with six minutes left on the clock to make it 3-1 in favour of the visitors.

The Nigerian-born forward has now scored nine goals in 13 league appearances for Ajax this season.

The win was Ajax’s first in five Eredivisie games having drawn three and lost one of their previous four outings.

The former champions moved up to fifth position in the table with 44 points from 27 games.

Akpom’s impact on the pitch was evident, as he proved to be a constant threat to the opposition’s defense and was the most fouled player during the game.

Despite his remarkable performances, Akpom’s contributions have gone unnoticed by the Nigerian national team selectors.

Despite his prolific goal-scoring record, he continues to be overlooked for international selection, much to the frustration of both the player and his supporters.

With his exceptional form and goal-scoring prowess, Akpom has undoubtedly proven that he deserves a chance to represent Nigeria on the international stage, and his continued omission from the national team setup remains a perplexing issue for many.

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