Former Ghana international Augustine Arhinful has emphasized the importance of a fit Mohammed Kudus for the Black Stars as they prepare for the delayed 2023 Africa Cup of Nations which would be played in January 2024.

The 23-year-old player has been praised for his outstanding performances in both the Premier League and Europa League for West Ham United.

Augustine Ahinful hopes that Kudus can maintain his current form and fitness as Ghana looks forward to the upcoming tournament in Ivory Coast.

“I’m not surprised at all at his recent performances because when he first went to West Ham, we kept complaining about why the coach was not using him.

“The coach, who works with the team day in and day out, knew what he was doing,” said Ahinful.

Speaking about Kudus’ potential role in the AFCON, he emphasized the positive impact the young attacker could have on the national team.

“He playing well will also affect our national team positively, so we should continue to guide him, advise him, and hope for the best for him,” he added.

Ghana, along with Egypt, Mozambique, and Cape Verde, is in Group B for the upcoming AFCON tournament, set to commence in January 2024.

Source: Ghana/ Kobby Quarshie