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Mohammed Kudus

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Position: Attacking midfielder

Club: Ajax Amsterdam

National team: Ghana

Age: 22

Mohammed Kudus began his career in Denmark. He made 57 appearances for FC Nordsjaelland before moving to Ajax in the Eredivisie ahead of the 2021/21 season.

Since then he and his team have won the Dutch championship in each of the past two seasons as well as becoming KNVB Cup champions in 2021.

Kudus has also featured for Ajax in the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League, most recently grabbing a goal and an assist against Rangers to earn himself both the player of the match award and a spot in the Champions League team of the week.

While Kudus is often deployed as a super sub for Ajax and also occasionally features as a striker, his preferred position is attacking midfield, where he usually plays for Ghana.

The 22-year-old has scored five goals in 16 international appearances to date and, unlike at Ajax, seems to be a permanent fixture in Addo’s starting line-up. His attacking instinct means he lends a resounding element of energy and unpredictability to Ghana’s play.

Since the Black Stars are likely to rely on counter-attacks time and time again at the World Cup, Kudus’ reliable passing and creativity will make him the perfect linchpin as his team switch from defence to attack.

Despite his young age, he is not afraid to take responsibility on the pitch and has the potential to cause a stir in Qatar. It is not for nothing that he is often referred to as one of the brightest talents of his generation

 

Source: FIFA.com

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