Ghana’s talented football star Mohammed Kudus clinched his first career title when he helped Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam to win their 35th league title on Sunday.
The 20-year-old was a second-half substitute as they hammered relegation-threatened FC Emmen 4-0 to ensure that none of their rivals in the league can overtake them.
Kudus took over from Gravenberch in the 77th minute and helped them to protect their thumping victory at the Amsterdam Arena with three matches remaining.
It is the first title the Ghanaian youngster has won in his young career after being groomed at the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana before securing his switch for Nordsjaelland when Ajax signed at the start of the season.
It is a major boost for the career of Kudus whose season was blighted by a serious knee injury but has managed to return to help his side win and also to start piling up the title in his highly-anticipated career.
Ajax were crowned Dutch league champions in emphatic style on Sunday following a 4-0 home thrashing of FC Emmen that gives them an unassailable lead and extends their record number of domestic championship wins to 35.
Jurrien Timber, Sebastien Haller, Devyne Rensch and Davy Klaassen all scored as Ajax overwhelmed their relegation-threatened opponents, who had come into the fixture on the back of three straight wins but were no match for the champions.
The victory moves Ajax to 79 points from 31 games, 15 ahead of second-placed PSV Eindhoven, who play later on Sunday at home to Heerenveen but have only four matches remaining.
Ajax retain the title they won two years ago after the championship was called off in the 2019-20 campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were joint top of the table at the time with AZ Alkmaar after 25 matches in the 34-game season.
The title win caps an excellent week for Ajax after coach Erik ten Hag also signed a new contract to keep him at the club until June 2023.