West Ham United forward Mohammed Kudus has praised Leicester City duo Fatawu Issahaku and Stephy Mavididi for adopting his distinctive goal celebration.
Kudus recently introduced a unique celebration, running to sit over the advertising boards, which has garnered attention. Issahaku and Mavididi replicated the move in their recent match against Birmingham City, with Issahaku providing two crucial assists in Leicester City’s 3-2 victory.
Iconic celebration, Mo Kudus influence🔥❤️ pic.twitter.com/ixCRIjRZCd— Dr Sneaker Nyame (@SneakerNyame_) December 19, 2023
Kudus, who acknowledged the gesture, shared a photo of Issahaku and Mavididi mimicking his celebration on social media.
Meanwhile, Kudus has recently shed light on his distinctive goal celebration, which has captivated fans’ attention.
Behind-the-goalpost video of how Mohammed Kudus celebrated his goal with Lucas.pic.twitter.com/8Ec8Ja0m8x— Ibrahim Sannie Daara (@SannieDaara) December 19, 2023
Contrary to popular belief, the West Ham United star clarified that his goal celebration holds no significant meaning. Responding to inquiries about the unique ritual, Kudus stated that it is simply a way for him to catch his breath.
“When you get to this stage and you do things, people try to read deeper meanings to it. This doesn’t mean anything. I’m just taking a deep breath, it means nothing to me. I just sit down to take a deep breath.” Kudus told Guvna B.
Despite joining West Ham just this summer, Kudus has made a significant impact, scoring nine goals with one assist in 21 appearances. Issahaku, on the other hand, has been instrumental for Leicester City, earning a spot in the starting lineup with impressive performances.
The unique goal celebration has become a notable trend, showcasing the camaraderie and shared moments among Ghana footballers.