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Ghana's powerful defender John Mensah joins Slovakian club FC Nitra, boosts World Cup chances

Published on: 24 February 2014
Ghana defender John Mensah

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Ghana defender John Mensah has joined Slovakian side FC Nitra to end his extended spell without a club, boosting his chances of making the squad for the 2014 World Cup.

The former Black Stars captain joins as a free agent to end his club-lessness since leaving French club Stade Rennes last summer.

The move, if confirmed, will throw the ex Ghana captain back into the limelight for consideration by coach Kwesi Appiah before he finalizes his squad for the 2014 World Cup.

Sources close to the player however told the information gathered last week was incorrect.

It however appears to be a ploy to cool down the talks of the move before it is confirmed by the Slovakian top-flight side.

Mensah is still in his native Ghana but could fly into the European country any time soon to complete the deal.

The 31-year-old had his excellent club career hampered by a back injury which required extensive spell on the sidelines.

But the ex Olympique Lyon man could be ready to return to rigorous top flight football after claiming full fitness following his recuperation in Ghana.

Mensah remains one of the top defenders to have come out of Ghana and will be a positive addition to the Black Stars squad for the World Cup if he is able to prove his fitness at Nitra when the deal is done and he plays regularly.

His apparent return will also heat up competition in the defensive department of the Black Stars with players such as John Boye, Jerry Akaminko, Rashid Sumaila and the like all jostling for places in the team for June’s tournament to be staged in Brazil.

With Ghana having defensive problems, do you think John Mensah should be taken to the World Cup if he proves his fitness at Nitra FC? Make your views known in the box below


This article has 17 comment(s), give your comment
  • frimpong says:
    February 24, 2014 01:17 pm
    Charlie leave the black stars team for the small boys to enjoy...ur days are over
  • lion-fire says:
    February 24, 2014 01:22 pm
    I dont believe this. Even if it's true, he has to justify his selection by playing better, and I mean better than the others.
  • mode 4 says:
    March 09, 2014 10:02 am
    john shud b given a chance
  • Selfmade says:
    February 24, 2014 06:46 pm
    @ Payne.... Wo tumi BENZA!! AHAHA
  • Selfmade says:
    February 24, 2014 05:13 pm
    @ Payne.... U lil RAT with no moustache ahahaa!!! Did your skinny ass mother with thick hips molested u as kid that's why u Scared to smile they call u ughly, ahahaa!! Continue with your kwaseabilities, but very soon SECOND ALIEN COMPLIANCE ORDER ll flush u all wannabe Ghanaians out and repatriate u all to the HELLISH HOLES U CAME FROM ahahaaaa!!
  • Selfmade says:
    February 24, 2014 04:44 pm
    @ spellbound... Wassup big fella! I feel u too my man
  • selfmade says:
    February 24, 2014 02:52 pm
    @ penisless... Check the number of forumites who has just condemned u and this shows tat u are indeed a BLOODY FOOL ahahaa!! In fact your shitty slut mother might have regret of bringing such a DUMMY ASS TO THIS WORLD hahaaa!! Which of your irresponsible parents did u took after? If is your mother, then I guess she wasn't home to take care of u as she was always ashawo to pay the bills ahahahaa!! I guess u took after your father and is obvious u have his RED WEE EYES AND HIS SMALL HEAD with no brains!! Like father like son ahahhaaaaaa
  • selfmade says:
    February 24, 2014 02:56 pm
    @ penisless... Kwasiaaaaa, go and continue your wee peddling business in some corner and leave smart brains to discuss football ahahaaaaa!! After all your irresponsible father has no brains and u inherited it from him, so we don't expect anything good from that small lean brains than total bullshits ahahhahaaa
  • selfmade says:
    February 24, 2014 02:59 pm
    Kwaisa, u foolish, stupid son of a clown!! Aboa like that ahahaaaaaa
  • Selfmade says:
    February 24, 2014 03:03 pm
    @ Payne.... Kwaisia, u first son of junkie, shut your stinking, rotten teeth mouth before I slap the shit out of your disfigured face motherfucker!! Which fool is more than your shitty slut mother who abused drugs during her pregnancy and give birth to a INTRAUTERINE JUNKIE KID LIKE U AHAHAAA
  • askantwi says:
    February 24, 2014 03:14 pm
    NONSENSE. He cannot be selected into the world cup squad. It is too late for him to gain the fitness and sharpness to be considered. Please, the man is all washed up now. I am not even sure if Michael Essien should be selected. Come on, let's call a spade a spade.
  • Selfmade says:
    February 24, 2014 03:29 pm
    U stupid lameeee dick, keep the **** off from my post!! U lil DICK!!
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 24, 2014 03:35 pm
    hahahahaha, selfmade, u r truly one of a kind. the infamous made. ..
  • Payne says:
    February 24, 2014 01:14 pm
    You are a fool for all the analysis you made
  • Selfmade says:
    February 24, 2014 01:03 pm
    Am just praying that this move materialize so that he can be active for the worldcup! Our defence needs a leader and u don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that john mensah is the man!! We seriously need john mensah at the back and I don't care what anyone ll say!!! Our defence is too porous and all our central defenders including vorsah are highly indecisive but they are becomes confidence when playing with john mensah!!! Lastly, central defenders becomes better with ages and at 31, this is the prime of his football career!
  • kwame says:
    February 24, 2014 02:09 pm
    U do not need to call some1 fool, just because he air his veiw about John. John still have some force in him, than most of our inexperience defenders and at least can still play the coming world cup b4 final retirement. Many players are doing the same.The same goes to Yobo of Nigeria, why not [email protected] Selfmade,you are spot on!
    February 24, 2014 02:00 pm
    Why don't you make your comments that you think make more sense than resorting to insults.