Kudus Mohammed made his much anticipated UEFA Champions League debut on Wednesday night as his team, Ajax Amsterdam hosted 6-time European Champions Liverpool.
But much like the player, Ghanaians who had tuned into the game to catch a glimpse of the 20-year old in action were left disappointed after he picked up a knee injury just 6 minutes into the game.
Kudus had been making waves in the Dutch league since joining Ajax from FC Nordsjalland and picked up two Man of the Match awards in his three games played so far.
But what should have been an opportunity to show his talent to a much wider audience, ended in a nightmare, leaving many Ghanaians taking to social media to vent their frustrations.
Here is a selection of some tweets following Kudus’ injury.
At his local neighborhood in Nima, Accra where many had gathered to watch Kudus, tears flowed after the injury.
Ajax say a scan and diagnosis will be conducted to determine the severity of the injury to Kudus who had just returned from an injury lay-off that forced him to miss Ghana’s two friendly games against Mali and Qatar early this month.
The Ajax Manager, Erik Ten Hag said of Kudus’ injury: ”Kudus’ injury was disappointing but we easily found a replacement. You saw that when Promes came on and the system stayed the same. I can’t give you any details on Kudus situation because it’s just after the game. We have to wait for the exact diagnosis.”