Mohammed Kudus Names Nigeria Legend as Player Who Would Have Loved as a Teammate: Video

Mohammed Kudus Names Nigeria Legend as Player Who Would Have Loved as a Teammate: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Mohammed Kudus has named an African legend he admires
  • The Ghana international has been in fine form for West Ham
  • Kudus was on target as West Ham defeated Freiburg on Thursday

Red-hot Ghanaian midfielder, Mohammed Kudus has disclosed the former player he would have loved to play alongside.

The West Ham star is enjoying an impressive start to his career with the Hammers, scoring in the 2-0 victory over Freiburg on Thursday evening.

The 23-year-old has already netted seven goals since joining the London club in the summer transfer window.

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Mohammed Kudus in action for West Ham in the game against Freiburg. Credit: @WestHam @FIFAcom
Source: Twitter

Speaking to JD Football, Kudus named Premier League legend and former Nigeria star Austin Jay Jay Okocha as the player he would have loved as a teammate.

"Jay Joy Okocha," he replied when asked about a legend he would have loved to play with. "I like players who like to entertain fans and you know make them enjoy the game," he added.

Okocha is widely regarded as one of the most skillful players to have ever played the game.

The former Nigeria captain enjoyed a successful career, playing for the likes of Frankfurt, Paris Saint-Germain and Bolton Wanderers.

Meanwhile, Kudus seems to be following in the footsteps of the Nigerian, treating West Ham fans to some exciting football.

The Right to Dream Academy graduate joined West Ham in the summer transfer window from Ajax, as reported by the club's official website.

Mohammed Kudus celebrates with young fan

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian midfielder, Mohammed Kudus shared a heartwarming moment with a young West Ham United fan after their game against Freiburg in the UEFA Europa League.

The Black Stars attacking midfielder netted his seventh goal of the campaign as the Hammers strolled to a 2-0 win at the London Olympic Stadium on Thursday evening.

Kudus opened the scoring after just 14 minutes following a clever bit of ball control from an Edson Alvarez pass before dummying the Freiburg goalkeeper to fire home.

Kudus scores as West Ham beat Freiburg

Sports Brief also reported that Mohammed Kudus continued his impressive start to life at West Ham after netting his seventh goal of the season in the Europa League clash against Freiburg.

The 23-year-old opened the scoring in the 14th minute as the Hammers took an early lead at the London Olympic Stadium.

In a video that has since gone viral on social media, Kudus perfectly controlled a pass from Edson Alvarez before leaving the Freiburg goalie stuck in his post as he fired home.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.