Former Hearts of Oak star Bernard Don Bortey has called on budding Ghana midfielder Kudus Mohammed to eschew complacency in order to reach his full potential.
Kudus has been in sensational form for Danish Super League outfit FC Nordsjaelland since joining from Right to Dream Academy.
The 19-year-old’s incredible display has seen him linked with a host of European sides including Liverpool and Everton.
“I’ve heard of Mohammed Kudus,” Dong-Bortey told Goal.
“I started watching him from the 2015 Ghana U17s. He’s developing well. If only he won’t get a swollen headed, he will make it.
“This is Africa for you. African players, we don’t aim high. If we achieve something little then we begin to descend.
“The young ones coming should aim high and tell themselves ‘this is what I want to do’. The people at the top started like them.
“They should stay focused and set targets. If they work hard, trust me they will get there.”
Kudus has made 19 league appearances for Nordsjaelland, contributing 9 goals and recording 1 assist.
He was rewarded with a maiden Ghana senior call-up in November last year where he an instant impact by grabbing a goal on his debut to ensure a 2-0 victory over South Africa in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
He was handed a second successive call-up for March’s round of Afcon qualifiers, but fears over the coronavirus pandemic forced the games to be postponed.