Black Stars midfielder Mohammed Kudus says he hopes his new role as an ambassador of Nima will help change people’s perspective about the neighbourhood.
Nima, a suburb of Accra, has been tagged mostly as one of the ‘notorious’ areas in the capital but that tag is gradually fading away with the emergence of talents in that part of the country.
Among some to have emerged is Kudus, who now plays his football for Ajax in the Netherlands top flight.
The midfielder was honoured for his progress in recent times while also being tasked with an ambassadorial role for the area he lived as a youngster.
In a post to appreciate the initiative, the 22-year-old said he hopes his new role will inspire the next generation from the community.
“I am overwhelmed for the kind gesture & to be an ambassador for Nima. With the social vices it’s tagged of, I found passion that I continue to harness in football.
“May this inspire the next generation to be better than us,” Kudus shared in a post on Twitter.
He continued, “Nima is not just my community & roots. Nima is a Creed!!”