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Rejected CL-club: the 18-year-old may be unique in scandinavia because the next star

Mohammed Kudus was 17, when he saw snow for the first time.

The ghanaian stortalent was back in the beginning of 2018 with the youth team from the Right to Dream academy in Perth to visit his future club, and it was here that he became acquainted with the white fluff that descended from the sky.

- And the cold! laughing at Mohammed Kudus, Ekstra Bladet meetings after training a cold november-day. We are drawn into the foyer of the hotel - most of the Kudus’ sake. For the Danish cold he is never friends with.

- When I came, it was really cold. Occasionally snowed, and we had to work out in the snow. It was very difficult and not fun at all.

- But as time goes by, you get used to it, says Mohammed Kudus, 2. august turned 18, and three days later got the Superliga debut for FC Nordsjælland in the Danish superliga Stadium.

In the Farum club, there is broad agreement that Kudus is the crown jewel among the talented ghanaians.

There are still edges that need to be sanded to, but the raw material in the crabs clinging to their midfielder is so good that in time he might grow out of the top League and get a career in a european team.

Before he got his contract, had Kudus in unofficial matches for FCN shown its enormous potential.

Just when he was 17, he drove around with Liverpool's Under 23 team in a sommerkamp in funen Horne, and according to Ekstra information was a current Champions League club interested in him in the summer.

the Rumor had run ahead of Mohammed Kudus' enormous potential, and FCN coach Kasper Hjulmand would have liked to have used him before. Photo: Jens Dresling
He chose to go to FC Nordsjælland, where Kasper Hjulmand with longing awaited the day he could use the ghanaian ungdomslandsholdsspiller.

FC Nordsjælland-the coach would have used him sooner, but had to wait until he turned 18. As it happened, he was immediately thrown into the battle, and Kudus is fixed inside the around the League team and is happy with his choice.

- north Zealand have shown that they can develop players, so it was a good step for me to start my professional career here.

- It was of course difficult in the beginning. The weather, the food, the culture. But the key is to decline quickly and adapt. You can't change it, so you must change your own way of thinking. It is still cold, but it's okay now, " says Mohammed Kudus comes from a city where the average temperature is well above 20 degrees - the year around.

He started to play on the bumpy lanes in the district of Nima in the capital city of Accra.

It is an area with small houses with bliktage, many people and not so much space. Mohammed Kudus grew up in such a house together with his mother and three older siblings.

She took good care of us. We were not rich, but not poor, says Mohammed Kudus.


Not poor in Nima means that you do not go to bed hungry. Mohammed Kudus' mother had sold enough items on the street that there was money for food, but there was also a mouth less to feed.

Mohammed Kudus dream to reach the top of european football, and the first steps towards the goal are taken in Farum at FC Nordsjælland. Photo: Jonas Olufson
As a 12-year-old had Kudus done so well on the team Strongtower, that he got the chance to enter at the Right to Dream academy a few hours ' drive from Accra.

It was hard, but as time goes on, you realize that you should bring some victims. There was something, I had to sacrifice to get to where I wanted to be - in order to reach my dream.

It was a long and hard process at the academy in Ghana, but when you leave it, you realize that all the challenges, failures and setbacks, it has helped you to become stronger and ready for this, says Mohammed Kudus.

Even the cold he was almost prepared for his trips to Denmark...

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Enjoy the silence in Farum

From Accras chaos to the Community's tranquility.

Mohammed Kudus enjoying life in north zealand in denmark, where he obtained his own apartment. Some of his ghanaian team-mates live together, but Kudus has the best alone.

- I prefer actually to be a little for myself and have my own place. I love it here in the Us everything is quiet.

- It is a fine place for me to live, and it is not as chaotic as inside the city. I appreciate the calm, say Kudus, who is muslim and goes up in his religion.

- I will say that I am very religious. I pray five times a day, and it is a part of me. When I was little, my parents told me that I should ask, but it need no longer. It is done quite automatically, " says FCN-player, who would like to be known as more than a skilled football player.

The 18-year-old FCN-playing appreciate the quiet life in Farum. Photo: Jonas Olufson
For him, it is at least as much about the fact that people should look up to him for the person he is:

- They must not only see the player, they must also see me as a person and look at all the things that don't have anything with football to do.

- I want to be a good person with good values. I really hope that people look the part, too.

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be a model

He is only 18 but is already a role model for many in her home country of Ghana.

Mohammed Kudus hope that his story and career can serve as inspiration for others who, despite tough odds allow themselves to dream big.

- People can give back in different ways. God has given me a talent, and the higher and the longer I go, the stronger becomes my voice.

- It motivates me, that many look up to me. I would like to inspire those who are in the situation, I have been in, and give them hope. If I can, so can they, " says Mohammed Kudus, who have Bayern Munich's Thiago as idol, but look up to landsmændene Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari:

- They come from the same background as me, and has shown that it can be done. They reached the top, and has inspired many. Me too.

Mohammed Kudus should just get used to playing voksenfodbold. Photo: Jens Dresling
The powerful FCN-player is among the largest ghanaian talents and was part of the team that a year ago, reached the quarterfinals of the U17 WORLD cup.

He has already got 19 matches for FC Nordsjælland, but not cracked the code yet, and the predicted breakthrough lets continue to wait on themselves.

- In ungdomsfodbold you play against your peers, here, you play against grown men. You must think faster, play faster and be stronger.

- When I was young, I was always the strongest, but I am no more, say Kudus, call the AaB’s concrete block Jorés Http: the strongest guy he has faced in the premier League so far.

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