Mohammed Kudus Discloses How 'Best Friend' Kamaldeen Sulemana Helped Him Settle in England

Mohammed Kudus Discloses How 'Best Friend' Kamaldeen Sulemana Helped Him Settle in England

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Mohammed Kudus has named Kamaldeen Sulemana as his best friend
  • The duo came through the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana
  • Sulemana has been helpful as Kudus settled with ease in England

West Ham star Mohammed Kudus has thanked his best friend Kamaldeen Sulemana for playing a role in his seamless transition from Dutch football to the Premier League.

The Ghana international has taken the Premier League by storm following an impressive start to life in England.

Kudus has already netted nine goals for the Hammers, including a brace in last Sunday's 3-0 thrashing of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Mohammed Kudus and Kamaldeen Sulemana having a good time together. Credit: @MohammedKudusGH @GhanaBlackstars
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According to Kudus, former Right to Dream Academy teammate Sulemana, has been key to his adaptation to life in England.

“A lot of the players help, but mostly Joe [Joseph Anang]. He’s Ghanaian so there’s a natural connection already, so he helped a lot,” he told West Ham TV, as quoted by Pulse Sports.
“My friend Kamaldeen Sulemana also plays in Southampton. He’s my best friend so he also helps a lot with stuff around me, so it’s just calm vibes.”

Sulemana plies his trade with Southampton in the English Championship and hopes to help the club make a quick return to the Premier League.

The 20-year-old joined the Saints in the winter transfer window but injuries have troubled his career in England, as reported by Southampton's official website.

Kudus endorses Leicester players for copying celebration

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Mohammed Kudus reacted after Leicester City forwards, Stephy Mavididi and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku replicated his new celebration during their game against Birmingham City.

Issahaku, who is teammates with Kudus in Ghana's national team, joined Mavididi as they sat on the advertising board to celebrate Leicester's opener in the 3-2 victory at St Andrews.

A day earlier, the West Ham United midfielder had hit his 'iconic' celebration after netting a brace in the victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in their Premier League encounter.

Dreams FC hit Kudus' celebration

Sports Brief also reported that players of Dreams performed the Mohammed Kudus celebration after performing it during their CAF Confederations Cup game against Academica Lobito.

The Ghanaian FA Cup winners strolled to a 4-0 victory and moved to joint top with Club Africain in Group C of the competition.

Dreams FC's chances of advancing to the quarter-finals were given a huge boost after Wednesday's important win.

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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.