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2014 World Cup: Jonathan Mensah determined to win all defensive battles in Brazil

Published on: 24 May 2014
Jonathan Mensah training with his Black Stars teammates

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana defender Jonatham Mensah says he is looking forward to winning all his defensive battles against any player – including Cristiano Ronaldo - at the 2014 World Cup.

The Black Stars will be coming up against acclaimed attacking teams at June’s finals in Brazil having been drawn against USA, Germany and Portugal.

Many soccer pundits are predicting tough times for the Black Stars in their third successive campaign at the World Cup especially with a fearful roster of players within the ranks of group opponents.

The Black Stars are expected to struggle in particular against world best player Cristiano Ronaldo when they come up against Portugal in the final group game.

But defender Jonathan Mensah says he determined to win all battles as a defender to help the Black Stars excel once more again on the world stage.

“I would like to win any battle against any kind of player I come up against,” the Evian TG man told

“We are playing against the best eleven players that have been selected by other national teams and therefore I always look to do the best for my team.”

Ghana will open its World Cup campaign against the USA on June 16 in Natal before taking on Germany and Portugal in subsequent Group G games.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • kuukuphilly says:
    May 24, 2014 02:28 pm
    Remember no hard fouls inside the box I beg....
  • elvis says:
    May 24, 2014 02:22 pm
    Wow!this is real black stars jogging. Any time I see Ghana players in our national Flag which is also our identity makes me feel proud. Nyantakyi you should grow up there is no white in our flag so where from this white jersey shit. Even Nigeria whose got white in their flag prefer all green. You look around you will never find any country wearing what's not in their flag other than Ghana. Please we should stop this ignorance and behave like civilised people. Your national flag is your identity. I think it is time for us to grow up.
  • Benito says:
    May 24, 2014 04:27 pm
    I hope mensah has mature this time around by avoiding needless in front of our goal,and remember CR7 is good diver and will do anything to win the referee,s sympathy.
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    May 24, 2014 03:17 pm
    Ghana will surprise the world, we perform when there is a point to prove, they should ask Egypt,and please dont tell me Egypt is not a good team.
  • brento says:
    May 24, 2014 05:16 pm
    No penalties ma broda. De last tym u conceded tat penalty for usa. Soccer nowadays is nt how strong bt how smart...