Erstwhile technical director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Oti Akenteng has showered approbations on new Ajax signee Kudus Mohammed.
Kudus, who scored on his Black Stars debut in a African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in November sealed a move from Nordsjaelland to Erevidise side Ajax on Thursday, he penned a five-year contract worth 9 million euros.
“To be frank, Kudus move to Ajax is a good one. It is good for himself, the country, his former club, FC Nordsjaelland and most importantly Right to Dream Academy. In fact his move serve as a motivation factor to the rest of the Academies”, Oti Akenteng told Bryt FM.
“Now people who will like to venture into the Academy will happily do it because they know that if you do your work very well you will definitely get to somewhere.”
“I remember Nordsjaelland invited me to Denmark and I had the opportunity to meet Kudus. I spent about five days there and had talks with the Ghanaian players at their folds before I came to Ghana. I also had the opportunity to be with him at the Ghana U-20 team though the entire did not do well but everybody saw his potentials.”
“He is a boy who has been lucky, playing from the U-17, U-20 and to the Black Stars. When he came to the Black Stars I was in camp with them and I did my best to prop him up and my I am very happy to see that this boy (Kudus) has matured and now breaking the transfer for a teenager, it is not a small thing” he concluded.
The former GFA technical director went on to compare the youngster to football great George Weah.
“Kudus is one type who always wants to go solo. He dribbles very well, has fast pace and has the ability to score. He can shoot on the run and that was the greatest mark of George Oppong Weah.”
“I see him having similar qualities with Oppong Weah. His ability to shoot on the run gives him a lot of advantages. I think he is going to be wonderful in the future and it will go a long way to benefit the country” he said.
Kudus, who has been nominated for the 2020 Golden Boy award will wear the jersey number 20 at Ajax. He becomes the 7th Ghanaian to join Ajax.