Mohammed Kudus: Ajax Star Named Man of the Match as Ghana Beat South Korea

Mohammed Kudus: Ajax Star Named Man of the Match as Ghana Beat South Korea

  • Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus has been named Man of the Match after a dazzling display against South Korea
  • The Ajax star netted a brace as the Black Stars secured their first win of the tournament currently ongoing in Qatar
  • Ghana will next face two-time world champions Uruguay on December 2 with the hopes of advancing to the next stage

Brace-hero Mohammed Kudus has been awarded the Man of the Match after Ghana's entertaining victory over South Korea, in their second Group H game at the World Cup.

The Ajax star scored twice to help Ghana to a 3-2 victory at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan on Monday afternoon.

The 22-year-old gave Ghana a two-goal lead before half time, after connecting to a Jordan Ayew cross and smashing home the winner following a pass from Gideon Mensah, which was first missed by Inaki Williams.

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Mohammed Kudus has been named Man of the Match in Ghana's victory over South Korea. Credit: @FIFAcom @GhanaBlackstars
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After the game, the talented forward was adjudged player of the match, making him the first Black Stars player to receive the award in Qatar.

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The West Africans will next face two-time world champions Uruguay on Friday, with a place in the round of 16 at stake.

Kudus nets brace for Ghana

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kudus scored twice, as Ghana beat South Korea 3-2 in a pulsating World Cup encounter on Monday, to keep their World Cup hopes alive and leave Paulo Bento's side facing an early exit.

Mohammed Salisu opened the scoring against the run of play midway through the first half at Education City Stadium, and Ajax midfielder Kudus then doubled the Black Stars' lead.

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The Asian side however, who looked toothless in the first half, roared back after the break to pull level through a quickfire double from forward Cho Gue-sung on either side of the hour mark.

Ghana set World Cup record

Ghana entered the history books after they kept their World Cup hopes alive, following an incredible first-half display against South Korea in their second Group H game.

The Black Stars, who needed to make a statement after an opening-day defeat to Portugal, scored two first goals to take a comfortable 2-0 lead against their Asian opponents.

Mohammed Salisu’s 24th-minute goal and Mohammed Kudus’ 34th-minute strike ensured Ghana has now scored in seven consecutive World Cup matches.

Source: SportsBrief.com