AFCON 2023: Mohammed Kudus Regrets Black Stars' Early Exit From Tournament: “It's A Hard Reality”

AFCON 2023: Mohammed Kudus Regrets Black Stars' Early Exit From Tournament: “It's A Hard Reality”

  • Black Stars midfielder Mohammed Kudus has expressed regret over the team's early exit from the 2023 AFCON
  • He indicated that falling short in his debut AFCON is a hard reality to face in a passionate message on his socials
  • Fans who thronged the comments section of his post on X comforted the West Ham United player

Black Stars player Mohammed Kudus has delivered a heartfelt apology to Ghanaians following the team's disappointing knockout from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

It comes days after the team was crushed out of the group stage of the AFCON following their 2-2 draw with Mozambique in Côte d'Ivoire on Monday, January 22.

Photos of Mohammed Kudus.
Mohammed Kudus expresses regrets over Black Stars' early exit from 2023 AFCON. Photo credit: @KudusMohammedGH.
Source: Twitter

The football star, who glittered with a brace against Egypt, expressed deep regret for not meeting fans' hopes in his debut AFCON.

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''To the heart & soul of Ghana. Falling short at my debut AFCON23 is a hard reality we face together, but as a playing body, we take full responsibility.
''We deeply regret not meeting your hopes this time. Your enduring support is our motivation to strive in commitment in making you proud in the future,'' he said on Instagram.

See his post below:

Fans react to the post of Mohammed Kudus compiled some of the comments here.

@AsieduMends indicated:

We love you, Starboy. Keep cooking ❤️❤️.

@Opresii posted:

Star boy.

@_owurakuampofo commented:

Come back stronger, king .

@Ginkor4 said:

The Greatest Of All Time!

@ATsesqui mentioned:

Great effort on your part, kudos Kudus.

Mohammed Kudus wins Man of the Match in Black Stars game against Egypt

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Relatedly, reported that Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus emerged as the Man of the Match in the game against Egypt in the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The West Ham United football star scored a brace in the match that ended 2-2 on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

Kudus received the honour for his outstanding performance following the highly competitive game, becoming the second Ghanaian player to win the title, following Alexander Djiku in the first Black Stars game against Cape Verde.

Netizens, especially fans of Mohammed Kudus, took to the comments section of a post by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to shower compliments on the footballer.

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at as a human interest editor. You can reach him via