The Kudus Dream officially kicks off at Ajax

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Kudus Mohammed made his official debut for Ajax in their 3-0 thrashing of Waalwijk at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Sunday in the Eredivisie.

The youngster who joined Ajax this summer for €9m from Nordsjælland and watched Ajax’s first game against Sparta Rotterdam on the bench made his first official appearance against Waalwijk on Sunday.

The 20-year-old played full throttle and was impressive throughout the game.

Ajax opened the scoring in the 10th minute through Dusan Tadic, the Serbian international was the quickest to react to a rebound.

Kudus in the 29th minute took the first yellow card of the game, the burgeoning midfielder took one for his team when he brought Ahmed Touba down to stop a goal clear scoring opportunity.

Ajax made it 2-0 in the 35th minute, a defense splitting pass from Kudus found Noussair Mazraoui on the right flank who teed up Labyad to make it 2-0.

Waalwijk in the 68th minute were reduced to 10 men, Luuk Wouters was sent off for committing a last man challenge on Labyad.

Ajax rounded the game off in the 73rd minute, Lisandro Martinez scored to make it 3-0.

Kudus nearly had his goal in the 85th minute, a powerful shot from the edge of the box was calmly saved by the goalkeeper.

The game ended 3-0, Ajax continue their impressive start to the new season. Kudus Mohammed was named man of the match for his stellar display.

Ajax will on Saturday welcome Vitesse to the Johan Cruijff Arena.

Kudus Mohammed’s game by numbers:

90 passes

92% pass accuracy

4 shots

1 key pass

6 accurate long balls

3/3 successful dribbles

4 tackles won

3 interceptions

8/12 duels won

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