Mohammed Kudus’ Ajax Amsterdam have clinched their 35th league title and the Dutch Cup in the 2020/21 season.
Ajax were crowned league champions after a resounding 4-0 victory against Emmen on Sunday which meant they have done enough to be crowned kings of the Netherlands once again.
Kudus scored two league goals in 14 league appearances for Ajax. His season was affected by a series of injuries that took him out of action for several months, but he will be pleased to have won his first silverware in his young career.
He joined Ajax at the beginning of the season from Danish Superliga side FC Nordsjaelland. It’s been a good journey for him since he left Ghana’s Right to Dream academy where he spent over five years going through their development structures.
Kudus is regarded as the most talented Ghanaian footballer of his generation and many have gone as far as comparing the midfielder to the great Abedi Pele who had a very successful career abroad. The 20-year-old recently proved his quality to help the Black Stars qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
In the absence of Andre Ayew, he led a young squad and helped them secure a crucial draw against South Africa away from home. He was also influential when the West African nation thumped Sao Tome ePrincipe in their last qualifier at Accra.
Ajax have managed to secure 79 points from 31 games. They lead their rivals PSV Eindhoven by 14 points in a season where they have shown some true dominance under coach Erik Ten Hag.
Ten Hag recently renewed his deal with the club signing a contract that will keep him at the Johan Cruyff arena until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Although they lost big name players such as Hakim Ziyech, Frankie de Jong and Donny van de Beek, Ajax roped in the likes of Sebastian Haller and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to strengthen their squad.
They will be pleased to have secured the title before their big showdown against Feyenoord away from home on Sunday afternoon.
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By Prince Sobayeni