In a heartwarming display of admiration, Nigerian football enthusiast Gbenga Afolayan has composed a song to celebrate the talent of Ghana star Mohammed Kudus.
The West Ham United attacker has gained global recognition for his stellar performances, making an immediate impact since joining the Hammers from Ajax.
Kudus, not only a standout for his club, has proven to be a key asset for Ghana’s national team. The 23-year-old’s exceptional contributions in Ghana’s game against Egypt at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations inspired Afolayan to pay tribute to the remarkable talent. Despite the unfortunate 2-2 draw, Kudus, upon his return from injury, scored twice for the Black Stars.
Gbenga Afolayan, recognised as a devoted Chelsea fan and creative content creator, took to X (Twitter) to showcase his admiration for Mohammed Kudus through a song. A video on X captured the man, exuberantly singing his recently composed song, expressing joy and showering praise on the West Ham player.
In the video, Afolayan commended Mohammed Kudus for his extraordinary footballing abilities, bestowing upon him the titles of “Game changer,” “Starboy,” and the “Pride of Ghana.” The caption accompanying the video read, “Kudus is the player they say he is. Game changer. Starboy. Pride of Ghana.”
Kudus is the player they say he is. Game changer. Starboy. Pride of Ghana🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/60aB6i16Tw
— Gbenga Afolayan (Ph.D) 🇳🇬 🇦🇺 (@GEAfolayan) January 19, 2024
Star Boy’s global Fandom
Mohammed Kudus, affectionately known as Star Boy, has garnered admiration from fans worldwide, and the recent show of affection from a Nigerian fan is just one of many.
This Nigerian’s admiration for Kudus follows a series of similar gestures from fans who have expressed their love for the prolific scorer. Notably, a female fan was moved to tears as she finally met the former FC Nordjaelland player in Kumasi, driven by her long-standing admiration for the Star Boy.
In another testament to Kudus’ global appeal, a dedicated West Ham fan traveled all the way from the United Kingdom (UK) to witness Mohammed Kudus in action for the Black Stars against the Central African Republic. The game proved historic as Kudus netted a crucial goal to help Ghana win and seal qualification for Ghana in the AFCON.
Gbenga Afolayan: A Creative Force in Football fanaticism
Renowned for his imaginative contributions to football fandom, Gbenga Afolayan has established himself as a noteworthy figure among football enthusiasts. This charismatic character is known for his penchant for writing and singing songs that aptly capture specific situations in the football realm.
One notable instance of Afolayan’s creativity was evident when he composed a song to welcome Chelsea’s Moises Caicedo after the player’s arrival as a new signing, marking his departure from Brighton and Hove Albion.
— Gbenga Afolayan (Ph.D) 🇳🇬 🇦🇺 (@GEAfolayan) August 14, 2023
Afolayan’s ability to infuse humour and passion into his football-centric creations has garnered attention, making him a distinctive presence in the world of football fandom.
Ghana’s AFCON round of 16 prospects diminish after draw
Ghana’s aspirations for advancing to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Round of 16 faced a setback as they were unable to secure a two-goal lead against Mozambique in their third match on Monday, resulting in yet another draw. This outcome has significantly diminished their hopes of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.
Despite the challenges, there remains a slim chance for Ghana as they eagerly await the results of matches from other groups. The Black Stars are banking on outcomes in the matches involving Cameroon, Zambia, and Algeria, hoping for results that favour their progression in the tournament.
— Owuraku Ampofo (@_owurakuampofo) January 22, 2024
Should Ghana exit the tournament, it would mark a historic occasion as the first time in history that the nation bowed out from AFCON on consecutive occasions.