From playing on the dirt pitches of the Kawukudi park to playing for one of the best clubs in Europe, Ajax and excelling at the biggest stage of World football, the World Cup.
Mohammed Kudus has been fantastic for Ghana at the ongoing Mundial. The youngster in two appearances for Ghana has scored two goals, provided an assist and as well has a man of the match award to his name.
His performances has earned him a place on the wanted list of Europe’s big clubs and has also elevated him to the level of immortality in his hometown, Nima, where he has been immortalized with a mural – a symbol of inspiration for youngsters who want to follow his path.
“Kudus is a dream for this community [Nimal], a lot of negative stories have been said about it, so it’s an honour to paint Kudus and tell a story to inspire the young generation. They can move out of their comfort zone and make it,” said Mohammed Awudu, the Artist behind the mural.
Kudus may have acquired immortality in his home town but the youngster isn’t finished yet and hopes to leave a mark at the World Cup.
“This is the biggest stage in football and that has always been the dream but when you grow up and get to this stage, you want to leave a mark and perform in this stage. Making my debut was a dream come true but I also wanted to leave a mark,” Mohammed Kudus told Ghanafa.org.
Come Friday, December 2, Mohammed Kudus and his teammates will hope to secure a positive result against Uruguay and in the process secure a place in the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
December 1, 2022