Mohammed Kudus: Ghana star reacts to winning Dutch double with Ajax
Posted On May 4, 2021
Ghanaian international Mohammed Kudus expressed his joy at winning the brace with Dutch team Ajax.
The 20-year-old and his club were crowned league champions on Sunday after a 4-0 triumph over Emmen in the Eredivisie.
The victory came just a month after the Lancers beat Vitesse Arnhem 2-1 to win the Dutch Cup.
“Bright light at the end of this narrow tunnel. Honored to be an ‘Ajacied’ and this XXXV story. More lights for the sons of the [light]“Former Right to Dream Academy midfielder Kudus posted on social media on Monday.
The two titles are Kudus’ first in his professional career and signify a good start to his Ajax career, having joined the club from Danish side Nordsjaelland last summer.
“Glad to join Ajax and prepared for the future as it is a special place with a new culture and new challenges,” said the youngster after completing his move last year.
“I considered number 34 [as a jersey choice] but I dedicate my signature to Abdelhak “Appie” Nouri, a brother in the faith to keep his dreams alive.
“I owe it to all the FCN staff and teammates [Nordsjaelland] and RtD [Right to Dream]. I look forward to continuing to develop and win with the team and the fans. Officially a lion with the Lancers and ‘de Godenzonen’. “
Kudus made 14 appearances and scored two goals to help Ajax claim the league title. He opened his scoring account in a 5-1 win over Heerenveen last October before recovering the back of the net in a 4-2 triumph over Sparta Rotterdam in February.
Despite winning two titles, Kudus’ season has been heavily affected by injuries.
Just as he was starting to enter his element in Amsterdam, the forward suffered a meniscus injury on his Champions League debut against Liverpool, a situation that forced him to enter the treatment room until January.
A setback on his return in January sent him sidelined for another month and he struggled to regain his pre-injury form for Ajax, despite playing for Ghana , for which he scored once and provided two assists in two international games in March.