Here’s the soonest we can get Kudus back


Here’s the soonest we can get Kudus back

Here we tell you the soonest we can get Kudus back?

Ghana’s defeat and the possibility of the Black Stars being knocked out of Afcon delighted many Hammers fans given that scenario.

Many clearly want them out of the competition as soon as possible and with a match coming up on Thursday against one of the favourites for the tournament – Egypt – it already starts to look tough for manager Chris Hughton’s outfit.

What it all boils down to is that the team has to finish in the top three  of Group Three to remain in the competition until at least the Round 16 with games being played on the  28th, 29th and 30th of this month. If they don’t,  Kudus’ competition will be over by Jan 22 should they have lost to the Egyptians and Mozambique.

Across four weeks of football, the 24 nations will battle it out for the biggest prize in African football. Morocco are favourites, followed closely by Senegal, hosts Ivory Coast, Algeria and Nigeria.

The top two of each group will go through plus the top four third-placed sides, ahead of a knockout stage beginning in the last-16 as explained above

Aguerd – as a member of the Morocco competition will be hopeful of going all the way until the competition closes on February 13 but in reality it is the Kudus factor which is in play for most of us.

It’s tricky for many hoping the player has a great competition and runs out a winner or whether we want him back as quickly as possible.

For me it’s Hammers first! And also for me Kudus is the best player we have seen at the club since Payet.


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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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