- Mohammed Kudus put on a masterclass in Ghana's thrilling 3-2 victory against South Korea
- The 22-year-old notched a brace as the Black Stars picked up their first win of the World Cup
- The Ajax Amsterdam star will hope to produce a similar feat against Uruguay on December 2
Mohammed Kudus became the first Ghanaian player to score two goals in a single World Cup game, as the Black Stars edged out South Korea in a thrilling five-goal affair.
After surviving an early onslaught from the Taegeuk Warriors, the Black Stars weathered the storm and drew first blood through Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu.
The West Africans upped the ante and scored the second through Mohammed Kudus before half time. However, a remarkable fightback from the Tigers of Asia in the opening 15 minutes of the second half saw them level the score.
But Ghana would have the last laugh as Kudus struck in the 68th minute, which proved to be the match-winner for the four-time African champions.
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Following the end of the nerve-shredding encounter, football fans trooped to Twitter to praise the 22-year-old Ajax playmaker.
Below are some comments:
"Best player in the field by a mile."
"Man of the match performance from Kudus. Ghana Black Stars is back again."
Another user @Quinkikie described Kudus as a priceless asset:
"Our priceless asset Kudus I’m proud to be Ghanaian."
@i_amlordxander waxed lyrical on the other hand:
"The visibility of this guy is superb …Just when you need a finisher kudus appears Kudus is the hope of Black Stars."
@Levy_T_ simply said:
"He is special."
Kudus double sinks Korea
Salisu opened the scoring against the run of play midway through the first half at Education City Stadium, and Ajax midfielder Kudus doubled the Black Stars' lead.
But the Asian side, who looked toothless in the first half, roared back after the break to pull level through a quickfire double from forward Cho Gue-sung on either side of the hour mark.
Source: Sports Brief News