Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus has been recognized for his outstanding achievements as he has been named in the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa list for the year 2023. The annual list features 600 individuals under the age of 30, who have made significant impacts in their respective fields across industries such as healthcare, science, consumer technology, Hollywood, retail, social media, sports, finance, and more.
Kudus, who currently plays for Ajax, a top Dutch football club, has been in exceptional form for both his club and country. His performances have earned him a spot among other notable African talents, such as Asisat Oshoala, a Nigerian striker for FC Barcelona and the Nigeria women’s national team, Jacques Jordaan of South Africa, co-founder and director of Specno, and Blessing Joel Abeng, a Nigerian co-founder and director of communications at Ingressive for Goods.
Kudus’ rise to prominence started during the World Cup, where he was a standout performer for the Ghanaian national team, despite their early exit from the tournament. He carried his impressive form to club football, putting up remarkable performances for Ajax. The midfielder has scored 11 goals and provided 2 assists in 26 appearances in the Eredivisie, the top tier of Dutch football, according to Transfermarkt, a German-based football information website.
In addition to his success at the club level, Kudus has also made 23 appearances for Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars, scoring 7 goals in the process. His talent, skill, and dedication to the sport have not gone unnoticed, and he has been lauded for his contributions to Ghanaian football and African football as a whole.
Reacting to his inclusion in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa list, Kudus expressed his gratitude and dedication to his craft. “I am truly honored to be named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa list. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication I have put into my football career. I am grateful for the opportunities that have come my way and I am committed to continuing to make a positive impact in the world of football,” said Kudus.
Kudus’ recognition in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa list not only highlights his individual success but also underscores the growing recognition and importance of African talents in the global football landscape. It serves as an inspiration to other young African footballers to strive for excellence and make their mark on the world stage.
In conclusion, Mohammed Kudus’ inclusion in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Africa list for 2023 is a well-deserved recognition of his remarkable achievements in football. His performances for both Ajax and the Ghanaian national team have been outstanding, and he has become a role model for aspiring young African footballers. As he continues to make waves in the football world, Kudus is poised to inspire and pave the way for future generations of African football talent. Congratulations to Mohammed Kudus on this well-deserved accolade! With his talent, determination, and commitment to excellence, he is undoubtedly a rising star in African football.