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Derrick Mensah says language barrier not a problem at new club Banik Ostrava

Published on: 27 February 2014
Derrick Mensa says language barrier is no more an issue

By Patrick Akoto

Banik Ostrava new recruit Derrick Mensah he is adjusting to life at his new club and not concerned about the language barrier at the Czech side.

Coach Francis Komnacky revealed earlier this month that communication has become a huge source of worry between officials and Mensah alongside compatriot Francis Narh.

There were fears the pair could be shown the exit due to culture shock and language barrier.

However, Mensah, says communication is not an issue any more.

"I think the language barrier is a common problem if you find yourself in a foreign country,” he told the club’s official website

“But thanks to Davor Janko communication with the coach is now easier.

“Moreover I’m trying to learn the Czech words, and therefore may be in a few months, I will understand the coach better.  I'll be more understanding.

“Football has its own language which can be picked up quickly on the field.”

Mensah joined the European side alongside striker Francis Narh after terminating their contract with Club Africain.


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