2021 AFCON: Ghana coach Rajevac lifts lid on why Mohammed Kudus was included in final squad
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has lifted the lid on why he included Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus in the final squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The 21-year-old, who is on a training camp in Portugal with his club was named in the 28-man squad ahead of the tournament which kicks off on January 9, 2022.
Kudus has been out of action since picking up a rib injury during Ghana’s final Group G 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against South Africa in November 2021.
“For this competition, we can register more than 23 players and we can go up to 28. We all know the quality of Mohammed Kudus and he is definitely the future of Ghanaian football and African football,” coach Rajevac said.
“He plays for a strong team in Europe for Ajax. So we know how much he can contribute to the team and we are ready to wait for him.
“At some stage in the tournament when we feel he is fit, he can step in and help the team because he has the quality,” the Serbian trainer added.
“It is a big competition so we will monitor the situation about his injury and training, and we will see when he is fit. He is always competitive and motivated to play for the Black Stars so it is important to have him around.”
Black Stars will kick start the tournament against Morocco on Monday, January 10 before taking on Gabon and Comoros in the other Group C matches.