Mohammed Kudus: Heartbroken West Ham Star Apologises to Ghanaians After Early AFCON Exit

Mohammed Kudus: Heartbroken West Ham Star Apologises to Ghanaians After Early AFCON Exit

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • Mohammed Kudus has broken his silence after Ghana's AFCON exit
  • The Black Stars failed to progress beyond the group stage of AFCON
  • Coach Chris Hughton has been sacked by the Football Association

Mohammed Kudus has penned a heartfelt apology to Ghanaians following the Black Stars' early Africa Cup of Nations elimination.

Ghana were knocked out of the tournament after a last-minute collapse in their final game against Mozambique last Monday.

The four-time African champions, who were on the verge of finishing second in Group B, threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 in injury time.

Mohammed Kudus, Ghana, AFCON, West Ham
Mohammed Kudus in action for Ghana against Mozambique at AFCON. Credit: @CAF_Online @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

Kudus, arguably Ghana's best player at the competition, took to social media to share his disappointment while keeping hopes high for the future.

"To the heart and soul of Ghana. Falling short at my debut Africa Cup of Nations is a hard reality we face together but as a playing body, we take full responsibility. We deeply regret not meeting your hopes this time. Your enduring support is our motivation to making you proud in the future," he posted on X, former Twitter.

This is the second successive time the Black Stars have been eliminated from the Nations Cup at the group stage.

Following the team's abysmal display, the Ghana Football Association has sacked coach Chris Hughton and dissolved the entire technical team, as reported by the BBC.

Meanwhile, Kudus, who scored two goals in Cote d'Ivoire is expected to return to England and rejoin his West Ham United teammates.

The Black Stars will return to action in March for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Mohammed Kudus tipped for Ballon d'Or

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus has been tipped to win a Ballon d'Or by his youth team coach Jeremy Seethal.

Having missed the opening game at AFCON due to an injury, the West Ham United star stole the show in the biggest game of Group B with his Man of the Match performance.

His dazzling display has seen him being mentioned in the Ballon d'Or argument, with one of his former coaches Jeremy Seethal predicting a podium finish for the 23-year-old.

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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.