Erik ten Hag annoyed by Kudus’s injury


Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag is annoyed that his trusted midfielder Mohammed Kudus may not be available for the club’s first match of the season.

Kudus is nursing an ankle injury and has been ruled out of the Johan Cruijff Shield this coming weekend against PSV Eindhoven.

His availability is unknown as Ajax get their campaign underway next week with a home game against NEC Nijmegen.

Injury disrupted Kudus’ fine form in pre-season, and that has left Erik ten Hag irritated.

“Very annoying. I expect his walker to come off this week, then we can look further,” the Ajax head coach said in an interview with the media.

“We have no indication. The past taught me that I have to be careful. NEC will be a difficult story.”

Although he ended his first season with two trophies, Kudus sat out of action for four months with a meniscal injury.

He will hope to return to action soon and stay fit throughout the 2021/22 season.

Kudus is part of an exciting new generation of Ghanaian footballers. He made his international debut in 2019 in a Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. He came on as a second half substitute and scored the second goal as the Black Stars beat Bafana Bafana 2-0 in Accra.

Coincidentally, he also scored in the return leg to help the West African nation secure an important point in a 1-1 draw at Soccer City in March.

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By FARPost Reporter