AFCON 2023: Mohammed Kudus 'Disgraces' Ghanaian Prophet With His Goals Against Egypt

AFCON 2023: Mohammed Kudus 'Disgraces' Ghanaian Prophet With His Goals Against Egypt

  • Mohammed Kudus played a starring role as the Black Stars drew 2-2 with Egypt in their second AFCON 2023 group game
  • The West Ham star scored two goals, one in each half, to secure Ghana's first point in the tournament
  • His performance went contrary to an earlier prophecy by Pastor Jedidia Kore that the player was not going to fare well in the game

Black Stars midfielder Mohammed Kudus made 'nonsense' of a prophecy with his performance against Egypt on Thursday, January 18.

The Black Stars played the Pharaohs at the Stade Felix Houphouet Boigny in Abidjan in their second group game of AFCON 2023.

Kudus and Pastor Jedidia Kore
Mohammed Kudus made 'nonsense' of Pastor Jedidia Kore's prophecy Photo source: @blackstarsofghana, @fireoja
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Having lost the opener 2-1 against Cape Verde, the Black Stars needed to avoid defeat and keep their chances of progressing to the knockout stages in their hands.

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Prior to the Cape Verde match, a video surfaced in which Reverend Kore was purported to have predicted the scoreline of the game.

He also predicted defeat for the Black Stars in their remaining games against Egypt and Mozambique, adding that Kudus, who missed the Cape Verde game, would not perform well against Egypt.

Kudus scores two goals against Egypt

As if to prove Pastor Kore wrong, Kudus scored Ghana's two goals in the 2-2 draw with Egypt. He opened the scores with a powerful strike during the first-half injury time.

Omar Marmoush equalised for the Pharaohs in the 69th minute, but Kudus struck again two minutes later before Mostafa Mohammed equalised in the 74th minute.

The West Ham star's impressive performance won him the Man of the Match award and was nothing abysmal as the prophet had predicted.

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After the game, the video of Pastor Kore's prophecy about Kudus resurfaced online, with many Ghanaians bashing him.

Fan blames referee for Ghana's loss against Cape Verde

Meanwhile, earlier reported that after Ghana's loss against Cape Verde in their first AFCON game, a host of reasons had been given for their performance.

Recently, a die-hard Ghana fan blamed the team's loss on what he described as unfair officiating by the referee during the game.

He made a video and asked for a fair rematch for Ghana.


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