Muhammad Kudus is ineligible to compete in the 2023 U-23 AFCON.
Ajax of the Eredivisie and the Ghanaian national team both use offensive midfielder Mohamed Kudus, a Ghanaian who was born on August 2, 2000.
The 22-year-old was born on August 2, 2000, a day that was just after the Confederation of African Football’s January 1, 2001, cutoff date.
There have been questions about whether Ibrahim Tanko should select the Black Stars forward for his team for this year’s U-23 AFCON, which will take place in Morocco in June.
Kudus’ inclusion in Ibrahim Tanko’s roster has been ruled out, but he said that he is open to adding other talented players to the team for the Olympic qualification event.
“I believe our team is really strong. The competition will probably take place towards the conclusion of the current season, he told Asempa Radio.
“We could qualify for the Olympic Games if we are able to obtain all of our U-23 players who are still available, from Kudus to Kamaldeen, Abdul Salis, Afena-Gyan, and all players who play for the Black Stars.”
In Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Tuesday, the Black Meteors officially qualified for the AFCON after defeating Algeria 1-0 to advance 2-1 overall.