Mohammed Kudus: West Ham United Star Wins Big at Ghana Football Awards, Scoops Top Accolade

Mohammed Kudus: West Ham United Star Wins Big at Ghana Football Awards, Scoops Top Accolade

Lukman Mumuni
July 1, 2024 at 12:06 PM
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  • West Ham United midfielder Mohammed Kudus won two awards at the Ghana Football Awards in Accra
  • The Black Stars midfielder was adjudged the Player of the Year at the event held in Accra on Saturday
  • Kudus, who enjoyed an outstanding campaign in England, also won the 2024 Goal of the Year award

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Mohammed Kudus enjoyed another triumphant night at the Ghana Football Awards held in Accra on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

The West Ham United midfielder bagged two awards, including the Ghana Player of the Year for his outstanding campaign in England last season as well as playing a starring role at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Kudus' impressive solo strike against Freiburg in the UEFA Europa League was also adjudged the best goal at the awards night.

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Mohammed Kudus celebrates after scoring for West Ham against Newcastle United in the Premier League on October 8, 2023. Photo: Rob Newell/CameraSport.
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"I want to thank everything who took the time to experience their amazing awards. I would want to use this opportunity to give thanks to everyone who made sure this nice event happened today. I am happy to be named the player of the year and it is a testament to my hard work. This is for my teammates and my family," he said, as spotted on social media.

The former Ajax man beat off competition from Abdul Fatawu Issahaku of Leicester City, Osman Bukari formerly of Red Star Belgrade and now with Austin FC, and Athletic Bilbao's Inaki Williams to win the top award.

This is the second year running that the 23-year-old is winning the award, having first received the accolade in 2023.

Kudus is currently in Ghana for the holidays but will return to England in the coming weeks to begin preparations with West Ham ahead of the new season.

The Right to Dream Academy graduate has emerged as a transfer target for Saudi giants Al Ittihad, as reported by ESPN.

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan reacted to news of Saudi giants Al-Ittihad showing interest in Black Stars midfielder Mohammed Kudus in the summer transfer window.

The West Ham United star is reported to be on the radar of the club who are set to triple his salary should he decide to join them this summer.

However, some sections of the Ghanaian media have advised the 23-year-old to stay and build his career in England, claiming he is too young to make that move.

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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.