Ghanaian football sensation, Mohammed Kudus, has issued a public apology to the nation in the wake of Ghana's premature departure from the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Black Stars' campaign in the tournament ended in bitter disappointment with a second consecutive group stage exit, leading to the departure of head coach Chris Hughton.
The team's lackluster performance saw them fail to secure a single victory, succumbing to defeats against Cape Verde, Mozambique, and seven-time champions Egypt. Amidst the dismay, Kudus, who netted two goals during the competition, took to social media to express his remorse and appreciation for the unwavering support of the Ghanaian people.
In a heartfelt message on Facebook, Kudus acknowledged the collective disappointment, stating, “To the heart and soul of Ghana, falling short at my debut AFCON 2023 is a hard reality we face together, but as a playing body, we take full responsibility.” He continued, “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.”Despite the early exit from the tournament, Kudus managed to shine individually, earning two Man of the Match awards in the games against Mozambique and Egypt.