Hammers fingers crossed for Kudus


Hammers fingers crossed for Kudus

West Ham‘s fingers are crossed that Mohammed Kudus is not included in the Sunday night squad for their opening match against Cape Verdi.

Hammers fingers crossed for Kudus

The Hammers star has been in his homeland capital city of Accra receiving treatment on his hamstring injury and given that this is seen as the easiest match of Group B the club have made it clear to Claret and Hugh that they are more than hopeful he won’t be included.

The decision is of course down to Ghana manager, former Hammer Chris Hughton, who will release the squad presumably an hour before the match which kicks off at 8pm and can be followed on Sky Sports along with the other games in the competition.

Kudus’ first game is likely to come against Mo Salah’s Egypt next Thursday always assuming that he has fully recovered from his injury.

A Hammers source said: “It would obviously be a risk to play him against and of course we are hopeful that Mo won’t be used until the Egypt game.”

The final game in Ghana’s group B comes the following Monday – the 22nd of January – against Mozambique.

The first match is this evening between host the Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium kicking off  at 8pm. The competition until the final on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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