Video: Kudus Scores Belter to Salvage Point for Ajax against Volendam

Video: Kudus Scores Belter to Salvage Point for Ajax against Volendam

  • Mohammed Kudus has scored his first goal of 2023 for Ajax in the Dutch Eredivise
  • The Ghanaian international came on in the second half to earn a point for the champions
  • Ajax have sacked manager Alfred Schreuder after a poor run in 2023

Ghana's World Cup star, Mohammed Kudus is back on the scorers sheet after netting a stunning goal to rescue a point for Ajax against FC Volendam.

The 22-year-old came off the bench to score with ten minutes remaining as the game ended 1-1 at the Johan Cryuff Arena.

The relegation threatened Volendam had taken the lead just before the hour mark through Damon Mirani.

Mohammed Kudus, Ajax, Eredivise, FC Volendam
Mohammed Kudus has scored his sixth goal of the season in the Dutch league against FC Volendam. Credit: @AFCAjax
Source: Twitter

In a video shared on social media, the attacking midfielder profited from a Lorenzo Lucca assist to fire past the Volendam goalkeeper.

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Kudus has now scored six Eredivisie goals in 17 matches this season. He also has four goals in the UEFA Champions League despite Ajax's group stage exit.

Ajax is without a win in the league in 2023 leading to the sacking of manager Alfred Schreuder.

Ajax sack Alfred Schreuder

Following the 1-1 draw at the Johan Cryuff Arena, Ajax have terminated the contract of Alfred Schreuder. The manager replaced Erik ten Hag in the summer with Ajax fifth on the table and seven points adrift off leaders Feyenoord.

"Ajax has immediately suspended Alfred Schreuder. The trainer's contract was valid until June 30, 2024, but will now be terminated immediately.
"The many points lost and the team's lack of development are the main reasons for this decision. The club management no longer has confidence in further cooperation," wrote Ajax on their official website.

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Kudus spotted with praying mat

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.