Kudus hometown awash with claret and blue


Hammers new boy Mo Kudus’  hometown is now awash with claret and blue as the bnew boy from Ajax prepares for life at the London Stadium.

A few miles outside of Ghana’s capital city Accra, the streets had a distinct East London vibe.

Fans in small town Nima will make Mohammed Kudus' expected home debut against Man City on Saturday special for them too

Numerous Hammers jerseys were being worn with pride with one fan having Billy Bonds’ name on the back of his jersey.

The Irons arm symbol was performed at any nearby camera, while some were using actual hammers.

And in the small town of Nima, birthplace of Kudus, there was a buzz among the market stalls.

Kudus only joined West Ham from Ajax in a £37.5million deal last month but fan group Ghanaian Hammers have already helped organise celebrations.

Issahaku Abdul-Mumen, president of the Ghanaian Hammers since 2010, told SunSport: “Kudus had a great upbringing and his respect for his roots is something dear to his heart.

“In the off-season, he visits the community where it all started.”

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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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