CK Akonnor lauds Kudus for picking Ajax over English clubs

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Black Stars manager CK Akonnor has stated that Kudus Mohammed made a good choice for snubbing clubs in England to sign for Ajax Amsterdam.

The youngster sealed a €9 million move from Danish side Nordsjælland to Ajax, becoming the most expensive Ghanaian teenager in history.

“It’s a necessary move he made,” Akonnor told Graphic Sports.

“It would have been wrong if he moved to England now because he needs to choose a club where he will get enough playing time,” Akonnor told Graphic Sports.

“Once he is fully matured, the English teams would come chasing him so I think it’s good he moved to Ajax where he will be playing more regularly.”

The golden ball nominee was reportedly on books of Liverpool, Everton and Newcastle. He however snubbed all English clubs and settled for 2019 Champions league semifinalists Ajax.

CK also expressed his excitement seeing more Ghanaian players play at the high level of football in Europe.

“I love to see my players play in bigger clubs and in the Champions League. 

“I feel good about this because other players like Thomas Partey has been in the news about a transfer and Jordan Ayew is also playing very well,” Coach Akonnor observed. 

He added: “It is a plus for Ghana because when they are doing well; they are able to play well when they come to the national team,” he explained. 

CK advised the burgeoning midfielder to work harder and remain focused so he can become an outstanding player.

Kudus is expected to replace Hakim Ziyech who departed to Chelsea earlier this summer. Kudus will wear the jersey number 20 at Ajax.

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