Ghana legend and currently the head coach of Bibiani Gold Stars in the Ghana Premier League, Michael Osei, was extremely complimentary of Mohammed Kudus, whose brace capped off a spirited display to ensure the Black Stars beat South Korea on Monday.
The 22-year-old star struck twice to help his side to secure an important 3-2 win over the East Asian nation in their World Cup match at the Education City Stadium in Qatar.
The Black Stars became the third African team to register a win in the World Cup. They join Morocco and Senegal in boosting their chances to qualify for the knockout stages from Group H.
Speaking to ThisIsFootball.Africa from his native Ghana, following his native countries first win in the World Cup, Osei was delighted with the Amsterdam Ajax star as well as the rest of the team.
“He scored those two goals to help the nation to win our first game. Kudus is an up-and-coming star, a very young player who is working so hard, he is talented,” the former Ghana U-23 coach told This IsFootball.Africa.
“He has talent. He is showing everybody that he can be one of the best. He has a big future. He needs to continue working hard and to be disciplined.
“Even going into the next game, he will be good. I am sure he is well motivated after scoring those two goals. His last performance will give him the motivation for the next match.
“We couldn’t collect maximum points in our first game, so yesterday’s game gave us positive thoughts, and we still have a chance.”
Kudus and his teammates will face a stubborn but winless Uruguay side on Friday in their last group stage match.