My aim is to show scouts there are better talents in Africa - Mohammed Kudus

Published on: 10 May 2024

Mohammed Kudus from Ghana states his goal is to convince agents and scouts in Europe that there are talents in Africa superior to him.

The 23-year-old revealed he endeavors to demonstrate this through his performances and his overall persona away from the field.

Kudus has emerged as a role model for numerous kids in Ghana since his debut with the Black Stars in 2019. He transitioned to Ajax and subsequently secured a deal with Premier League club West Ham United last summer.

“All the guys that have been here as African players have paved the way for us to get the opportunity to get here,” he said in an EA Uncut interview posted on the Premier League’s YouTube channel.

“So my main goal and responsibility is also to keep putting light on where I'm from and then making scouts and agents believe that there are even more players better than me from Africa.

“Performing well comes with a responsibility but I see it as a blessing, you know, to be able to also pave way for other guys coming from Africa to get the opportunity.”

Mohammed Kudus has had an exceptional debut season at West Ham United since making the switch from Ajax last summer.

Alongside his standout displays, he has netted a total of 13 goals across various competitions.

In the Premier League, he has found the back of the net seven times in 31 appearances. Furthermore, he has scored five goals in nine Europa League fixtures and one goal in three EFL Cup matches.