Ghana’s Black Stars star player Mohammed Kudus mother bade him farewell at the Kotoka International Airport as he returns to his team for the second round of the season.
The midfielder returns to Dutch Eredivisie giant AFC Ajax Amsterdam on Thursday morning to continue with Netherlands powerhouse in the domestic league and the Eredivisie.
With his area of origin, Nima dubbed as a notorious and a dangerous place to live, the young man is determined to change lives of the people there and send out a good name about his Suburb.
The AFC Ajax Amsterdam star midfielder revealed this after he was honoured for his progress in recent times while also being tasked with an ambassadorial role for the area he lived as a youngster.
In a post to appreciate the initiative, the 22-year-old said he hopes his new role will inspire the next generation from the community.
“I am overwhelmed for the kind gesture & to be an ambassador for Nima. With the social vices it’s tagged of, I found passion that I continue to harness in football.
“May this inspire the next generation to be better than us,” Kudus shared in a post on Twitter. He continued, “Nima is not just my community & roots. Nima is a Creed!!”
He scored four goals in the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League competition which is ongoing and provided two assists, winning two Man-Of-The-Match awards.
He scored two goals in three games at the World Cup in Qatar for Ghana’s Black Stars and was the only Ghanaian to win Man-Of-The-Match award at the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar.
A 2-0 win for Uruguay in their Group H decider with Ghana prevented the Black Stars from enacting any sort of revenge for their quarter-final loss at the 2010 World Cup, but this pulsating victory for La Celeste at the 2022 edition came with a heavy price.
South Korea’s 2-1 win over Portugal in the corresponding group stage decider saw them leapfrog both Uruguay and Ghana late on, meaning they’ll progress to the last 16, and send both of these sides home despite Uruguay’s victory.
The build-up to the match had been dominated by Luis Suarez’s handball right at the end of extra-time in their 2010 knockout match. Asamoah Gyan’s miss proved fatal for Ghana 12 years ago, but captain Andre Ayew, the only remaining player from the 2010 squad, couldn’t avenge.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter