Kamaldeen Sulemana Follows the Footsteps of Achraf Hakimi, Celebrates Ghana’s Epic Win with His Mother

Kamaldeen Sulemana Follows the Footsteps of Achraf Hakimi, Celebrates Ghana’s Epic Win with His Mother

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:18 PM
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  • Kamaldeen Sulemana took a leaf from Achraf Hakimi's textbook as the tricky winger celebrated Ghana's victory against South Korea
  • The 20-year-old Rennes winger made a cameo appearance as the Black Stars of Ghana pipped the Taeguk Warriors 3-2 to pick their maiden win in the 2022 World Cup
  • Sulemana will hope to feature more in Ghana's final group game against Uruguay, which has been dubbed a 'revenge match' by most Ghanaians

Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana shared a heartwarming moment with his mum in the stands on the back of Ghana's enthralling five-goal thriller with South Korea.

Sulemana, who was a second-half substitute, contributed his quota in ensuring the Black Stars withstood last-minute efforts from the Koreans to pick a vital win in their second group game.

A brace from eventual man-of-the-match winner Mohammed Kudus and a strike from Mohammed Salisu rendered Cho Gue-Sung's double a mere consolation in a nerve-shredding affair.

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Kamaldeen Sulemana was flanked by his mum on the right and Mohammed Kudus' mother on the left after Ghana's win against South Korea. Photo credit: @mygtvsports @GhanaBlackstars
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Ghana's 3-2 win over the Asian powerhouse puts them on the brink of qualification to the round of 16 but will have to avoid defeat against Uruguay in the final group game.

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Following the end of the game, the playing body delved into the realm of jubilation with Kamaldeen Sulemana's decision to celebrate with his mum warming the hearts of social media users.

In a photo shared on social media, seen by Sports Brief, the 20-year-old speedster found his way into the stands to celebrate with his mum.

He did not share the victory with his biological mother alone as he also took time out to soak in the priceless victory over South Korea with the mother to Ajax attacker Mohammed Kudus.

Sulemana will hope to have more minutes in Ghana's final group game against Uruguay on Friday, December 2 at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

Hakimi celebrates Morocco win with mum

Achraf Hakimi shared an emotional hug with his mother after he helped Morocco in a surprise World Cup group stage win over Belgium.

The North African country continued the theme of the World Cup of shocks by cruising to a 2-0 against the Europeans.

Two second-half goals from Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal saw the Atlas Lions secure their first win in 24 years at the Mundial.

Ghana chalks incredible landmark

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana entered the history books after they kept their World Cup hopes alive, following an incredible first-half display against South Korea in their second Group H game.

The Black Stars, who needed to make a statement after an opening-day defeat to Portugal, scored two first goals to take a comfortable 2-0 lead against their Asian opponents.

Mohammed Salisu’s 24th-minute goal and Mohammed Kudus’ 34th-minute strike ensured Ghana has now scored in seven consecutive World Cup matches.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.