Former Barcelona Star Afellay Advises Ajax to Keep Ghanaian Midfielder in Starting Eleven

Former Barcelona Star Afellay Advises Ajax to Keep Ghanaian Midfielder in Starting Eleven

  • Ex-Barcelona and Holland winger Ibrahim Afellay believes Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus should be starting games
  • The Black Stars midfielder has been in splendid form for the Dutch giants despite making only five starts this season
  • Mohammed Kudus scored a brace as Ajax thumped Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie over the weekend

Former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay believes Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus has no place starting games from the bench.

Mohammed Kudus has impressed in his two starts for the Eredivisie giants this season, scoring in the UEFA Champions League victory against Rangers and netting a brace against Heerenven on Sunday.

Afellay, who was working as a pundit for Studio Voetbal, was surprised the Ghanaian started the season as a substitute.

Mohammed Kudus, Ajax, Ibrahim Afellay, Ghana
Former Barcelona star Ibrahim Afellay has urged Ajax to keep Mohammed Kudus in the staring line up. Credit: Getty Images Davud Ramos
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"Ajax is currently lord and master in the Netherlands and above all its biggest opponent," Afellay said as quoted by Ajax Showtime. "It was once again enjoyable. Of course, such an early lead helps when you play against a very organized Heerenveen," he added.

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"You can't ignore Kudus at the moment," he continued.
“He played a great game against Glasgow. You can say: I can also play this position , but I think it is strong that he indicates that he is not a striker."

Mohammed Kudus has been playing as a false number nine as manager Alfred Schreuder tries to accommodate the talented midfielder in his team.

The Ghana international has now scored four goals in his last three games for Ajax, including one in the UEFA Champions League.

Kudus is expected to maintain his position in the starting line up against Liverpool on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League at Anfield.

Mohammed Kudus nets brace as Ajax thump Heerenveen

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that red-hot Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus produced another Man of the Match display to help Ajax to a thumping victory over Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie.

The Ghana international netted twice as Ajax thrashed Heerenveen 5-0 at the Johan Cyruff Arena on Saturday night.

In a video posted on social media, the Black Stars ace was in phenomenal form as Heerenveen defenders struggled to keep up with his trickery.

Source: Sports Brief News