Ajax Ace Mohammed Kudus Spotted With Praying Mat before Feyenoord Clash

Ajax Ace Mohammed Kudus Spotted With Praying Mat before Feyenoord Clash

  • Mohammed Kudus has returned to the Ajax line-up for the game against Feyenoord
  • The Ghana international missed the previous games this year due to illness
  • Kudus observed his Islamic prayers before the game against the league leaders

Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus made sure he observed his afternoon prayers before Ajax's trip to Feyenoord for the top of the table clash in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Kudus was named in the starting eleven for the first time this season after missing all three games in 2023 due to illness.

Before leaving the team's bus for the cliffhanger encounter between the two Dutch giants, Kudus is seen with his praying mat.

Mohammed Kuds, Ajax, Feyenoord, Dutch Eredivisie
Mohammed Kudus has been spotted with his praying mat before Ajax's game against Feyenoord. Credit: @AFCAjax @KudusMohammedGH
Source: Twitter

The religious footballer observed the Zuhr prayers before matching onto the pitch with his teammates.

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His return to the squad is huge boost for the Dutch champions following their struggles in recent times.

Ajax are winless in the Eredivisie in 2023 and have scored just a goal in their last two games.

Meanwhile, Kudus leads the goal scoring chart at Ajax this season with 10 goals across all competitions. The attacking midfielder has scored five in the Eredivisie this season.

Kudus is on the radar of several clubs in Europe, including English giants Manchester United and Liverpool. Barcelona has also showed interest in the past for the Ghanaian.

Kudus named in CAF ToTY

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the International Federation of Football Historians and Statisticians (IFFHS) has named the best African team for the year 2022.

The team is dominated by the heroic players of Morocco from the World Cup in Qatar, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah completing the list.

Conspicuously missing are players of the Nigerian national team, despite the form of Napoli's Victor Osimhen.

Manchester United show interest in Kudus

English giants Manchester United are exploring the option of signing Ghana's World Cup star Mohammed Kudus in the winter transfer window.

The in-demand 22-year-old will cost the Red Devils around 40 million Euros after his value rose following his outstanding performances this season.

According to the Mirror, the Ajax star is seen as a possible option in attack following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Source: SportsBrief.com