Support for Kudus Mohammed emerges as forward continues to be linked with Man United

Ajax man Kudus Mohammed has seen support for him emerges after former GFA official urging Ghanaians to stand behind the promising winger as Man United continue to keep eyes on forward. 

kudus has been linked with a move away from Ajax for the past season with Manchester United, Newcastle, Everton and Aston Villa having checked the availability of the Ghanaian International at the beginning of this season.

With Kudus impressing at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, interest grew as top European clubs Barcelona, Arsenal and Liverpool joined the race to capture the Ghanaian’s signature in summer.

The huge European interest is a great sign of progress in Kudus’ playing career and his former boss Erik ten Hag wants to bring him to Old Trafford at the beginning of next season as Manchester United probe to add quality at their striking department.

If the former Nordsjælland star ends up at either Man United, Barcelona, Arsenal, Liverpool or Newcastle. he will join countrymen Stephen Appiah, Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Abedi Pele to play at the highest level in Europe.

That will not only benefit Kudus Mohammed but Ghana football will also likely to receive an upward movement in terms of development.

Former Ghana Football Association vice president George Afriyie believes Ghanaians should support Kudus to flourish in the European game.

In an interview with 3Sports, Afriyie said, “Having seen the likes of Abedi Pele [Ayew], Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan, and Sulley Muntari, I think that it’s gotten to the turn of Mohammed Kudus. He has started so well and is doing so well. He needs our prayers and support.”

Afriyie also emphasize that Kudus is on track to follow in the footsteps of other Ghanaian football greats, saying “From what he is doing, he is going to emerge just as his predecessors have been able to do. I have no doubt that he will be able to deliver and make Ghana proud and lift the flag of Ghana very very high.”

Injury has been one of the things that has hampered Ghanaian stars over the years with Muntari, Essien and Stephen Appiah being victims of anterior cruciate ligament. These players came out successful in knee operations and achieved glories at both club and national levels.

It was under the control of these stars that Ghana first qualified to the FIFA World Cup finals in Germany 2006. The Black Stars were crushed out of the competition by Brazil at the round of 16 stage.

In recent times, Thomas Partey, Mubarak Wakaso and Kwadwo Asamoah have been victims of serious injuries seeing their days with the Black Stars cut short due to inability to recover properly from injury.

Kwadwo Asamoah who was a key member of Antonio Conte’s Juventus that won the Italian Serie A titles on 6 consecutive times has announced his retirement from the Black Stars while Wakaso is struggling to earn a call-up.

For Partey, he has suffered series of injuries in the last two seasons missing some games for the Black Stars and Arsenal. Despite his injury records, he has been one of Mikel Arteta’s gunners this term helping the Gunners to occupy EPL top spot 5 points off second place side Man City.

Kudus has also been affected by injuries over the years, being sidelined in Ajax’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League in October. Kudus was hit with a torn in meniscus 9′ minutes after kickoff.

The forward has admitted that injuries hamper players’ career after attesting this fact since recovering from his injury against Liverpool.

“It slowed my development in football but it was good for my mental health and upbringing as a footballer,” he told Ajax TV in viaCiti Sports January this year.

“When you’re out of the pitch, you get it that there is more to life than playing football. You focus your energy on other aspects of life and even though I was not playing and developing my game, I was developing as a person and a human,” Kudus added.

Since making a full recovery, this season has turned out the best in Kudus’ career scoring 20 goals in all competitions and earning a call-up for Ghana’s AFCON qualifiers against Angola this month.



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