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Ghana defender John Mensah returns to action after ten months as he marks Nitra debut in defeat

Published on: 10 March 2014
John Mensah marked his debut for Nitra in defeat

Defender John Mensah played his first competitive game in ten months after completing the entire regulation minutes for his Slovakian side Nitra FC on Monday night.

The 31-year-old marked his debut in the Slovakian Super Liga in defeat as his Nitra side slipped to a 2-1 home loss to Slovan Bratislava at the Štadión pod Zoborom.

Mensah's side conceded as early as the 8th minute but they pulled even early in the second half before allowing their visitors to nail them to defeat and leave them at the foot of the table.

Mensah joined Nitra last month on a short-term deal as a free agent as he seeks to rediscover his form in order to make the Ghana squad for the 2014 World Cup.

The former Sunderland defender had not actively played a league game since May 2013 when he played in the French Ligue 1 for Stade Rennes.


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  • selfmade says:
    March 12, 2014 11:46 am
    @ wondering.... I don't insult anyone unless the person starts to insults me!!! This guy started to used unsavoury remarks on me and I reply him!! I ll never insults any Ghanaian!! He keeps on calling me names and I replied him period!
  • selfmade says:
    March 12, 2014 11:47 am
    If u are very objective person then read all the posts and see who started the insults!!
  • big boss says:
    March 12, 2014 01:55 am
    @ self seems self made wins the battle again lol!! Underestimate self made at your own peril hahahaaa!!! Dude knows his stuff and he is very intelligent and a clever too!! Lol!!
  • WONDERING says:
    March 11, 2014 10:56 pm
    Mr. Selfmade, how do you just think you can come on this side and insult everybody who crosses paths with you. Is insults all you know ? I have been following your posts, for sometime now, so arrogant and rude. Just wondering are you a Ghanaian for real? If you are a Ghanaian, can you tell us where you were born , and who brought you up? Go ahead. Let the insults start .
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 02:35 pm
    @ real sabacious... So now u have corrected your first mistake? I told u, u don't know shit MISTER!! If this is your maturity then indeed u are very foolish, immature dude!! How can u say that a player is finished because he has moved to Slovenia!! Dude u don't make any sense!! U were advocating for a keeper in a Spanish second division to be included in the bs and what's wrong with a player with such class like john mensah to be included in the bs! Think u MORON! A fit again john mensah is better than all your average central defenders and I want u to prove me wrong! Proved me wrong because I talked with facts whiles u can't because u are obviously u are not SMART!! Again I said that HE SHOULD PUT HIMSELF IN SHAPE SO THAT HE CAN HELP US IN THE WC and what's so hard to understand from this statement!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 02:39 pm
    Again get this mister MISTER STUPID FOOL, sometimes is not about where the player plys his trade but his experience and quality!!! John mensah is a quality central defender than all our central defenders and the mere fact that he has been hired and been pay by a club tells u the quality this guy brings into a team!!!! U know u problem, u UNDERRATED yesterday about brimah issue and I exposed your small time brains and I know it hurts but A FOOL LIKE U CANNOT OUTHINK ME!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 02:58 pm
    @ real sabacious... U think u now but u don't know shit!!! In your first post, u said john mensah started playing in 2002 when Sam Johanna and Stephen bado were is active and MISTER THERE ARE NO GHANAIAN PLAYERS WITH SUCH A NAME!! who is SAM JOHANA AND STEPHEN BADO? Who are they! Are they Ghanaians!! U just a wannabe who wants to be tough but u don't know shit!! Again u can go to African cup of nations archives and educates yourself on the proper names of the ghana squad which doesn't include ANY SAM JOHANNA AND STEPHEN BADO!! Ghanaian squad for that touranmemt included James nanor, osei kuffour, emmnauel osei kuffour, hamza Mohammed, Kofi amponsah, abubakar kankani, john paintsil, Emmanuel duah, Emmanuel blah, Princeton owusu ansah, Abdul Ibrahim razak, baffour gyan,Ishmael addo, Derrick boateng, Alex techie-mensah, Sammy adjei,,Michael essien, Matthew amoah, prince koranteng amoako and amankwah mireku so MISTER KNOW ALL, where is YOUR SAM JOHANNA AND STEPHEN BADO? U see u just think u all that but u don't know SHIT!! Underrate me at own PERIL!! I ll simply exposed your ignorance!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 03:05 pm
    U lying bastard!! I ll continue to exposed your ignorance to all!! SAM JOHANNA AND STEPHEN BADO INDEED! Don't come to this forum with wrong history just to look good because I ll exposed u and again go and find out the real names of these players u mention because that's not their names!! With respect to stephen u made a mistake with his name in your first post and u made another mistake with his name in your second post which tell me that u don't know the player!! SAM JOHANNA is even ridiculous!! Finally, these two players were not near the Ghanaian team in Mali afcon in 2002 so STOP BULLSHITTING!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 03:32 pm
    STEPHEN BAIDOO was a member of bs in afcon 2000 where Ghana lost to south Africa in Kumasi and again baidoo was also a member of 1996 Olympic team so this guy was not around the 2002 African cup nations!! Stop lying!
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 11:15 am
    Who is Stephen bado? There is no Ghanaian player by that name,u SUCKER!! Again, u have exposed your small time brains here by stating that john mensah was around when Sam Johnson was still playing and this shows me that u are INDEED A BIG FOOL!! There are players who are seasonal players and can be there for a long time regardless of which player which around when he started playing for their team!! Again, CENTRAL DEFENSIVE ROLE fits experienced guys because it doesn't involve much round but rather instincts, better positioning and better reading of strikers movement that's why the likes of maldini etc were able to stay longer though they couldn't run very much!! So stop your TRIPNOLOGYIES and use your WEE BRAINS TO THINK!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 11:19 am
    Age is nothing!! Experience is the answer! A fit again john mensah is better than all of our AVERAGE CENTRAL DEFENDERS AND I WANT SOMEONE TO PROVE ME WRONG!
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 11:29 am
    Abedi, akwasi appiah, tony yeboah we can't CALL then because they are OFFICIALLY RETIRED, u Dummy morons!! When we are talking about serious issues, some jokers want to chip in their NON HILARIOUS JOKES!! How can we called these former players when they have retired long time ago!! Brothers needs to be serious when they come here otherwise we ll see them as PERSONA NON GRATAS!!
  • real sabacious says:
    March 11, 2014 12:43 pm
    @ selfmade I'm I don't have time for low headed people like you, it's clear you are confused and depressed to the extent that you don't even know who Stephen badoo is . Anyway I'm matured and reasonable enough to reply you with insult. I leave it on the forumites to judge who is the foolish one here.u are only here seeking attention and I aren't gonna give you that son! John mensah in his prime was a pillar in the defense of Sunderland, rennes and lyon.Him moving to Slovenia tells u that the dude is finished ! It's clear u have poor upbringing and lack respect for the elderly. Losser! !
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 10:59 am
    @ Ghana is my land.... Mate u have no idea of what u saying!! All Ghanaian footballers has two BIRTH CERTIFICATES!! The real birth certificate and their football certificates!! There is no way that those boys such as akaminko, boye etc are those ages they claimed!! They are much older than those ages so quit deceiving yourself that these guys are young guys!!! We are INDEED SENDING OLD MEN TO THE WC!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 11:03 am
    Real sabacious, U ARE A BIG FOOL!! Raul, Del piero etc were in their respective national team when they were in their prime of their footballing career!! Del piero was also 36 years when he clinically finished off Germany in Germany 2006!! So think like a man, U LIL ****!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 10:54 am
    @ real sabacious... I exposed u for who u are yesterday and that makes u better!!! Again stop deceiving yourself that the other Ghanaian guys are not old and besides am not surprised that u have bought into these ages of the so called young players because A FOOLISH WANNABE FRUITCAKE like u cant think for himself!! Stop burying your head in the sand as an ostrich pretending everything is good and FACE REALITY,U JOHNNY COME FRESH!! I know smart brains will understand me because we all know that most of our bs players are OLDER THAN THEIR AGES and only a foolish guy like u cannot comprehend what I said!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 10:49 am
    @ real sabacious.... U don't make sense with what u said!! I know I exposed u yesterday and this shows that u have lil brains!! Read my posts and u ll understand me again because I know your lil brains takes a long time to function!!! I said john mensah should put himself in shape u STUPID MORON!! Read it again !!
  • Adebayo says:
    March 11, 2014 04:04 am
    But let the reporters keep to the truth. It's not in our interest to report lies and send unfit players to Brazil. John Mensah was subbed in after 46 minutes. Anybody can find this out from the net so why does the reporter try to mislead us by saying he completed the entire regulation minutes of the game! In the interest of Ghana, be truthful!
  • mukmin says:
    March 11, 2014 04:43 am
    Heck why not include Abedi, Yeboah, Abdul Razak, Odartey Lamptey and Osei Kuffour. Heck the may also be the same age as Vorsah, Boye and the rest.
  • mukmin says:
    March 11, 2014 04:57 am
    Why not try Akwasi Appiah at leftback I'm sure none of the players have as much experience as him, the likes of Emmanuel Amarh and Tony Baffoe would also not be a bad inclusion.
  • real sabacious says:
    March 11, 2014 06:41 am
    @mukmin thumbs up! Lot of moffos and retard just come over and write rubbish! if what they are preaching make sense, then del.pierro, Thierry Henry, Raul, Totti and Les Ferdinand will all be playing for their respective countries in Brazil. Football is a seasonal sports ,asuch u give up when the body can't meet the demands of the game. I have been an admirer of mensah but the truth is. The dude has reached his prime and going to Brasil is out of the picture.sam johanna, stephen bado etc were all active and experience when he John mensah and co played in the 2002 a fc on . Dude reason before you come here and insult to ppl u don't even know!
  • bigdiboo says:
    March 11, 2014 07:36 am
    True talk adebayo.....why should the ghanasoccernet reporters lie about him playing full time. Mensah was substituted in the 46th minute....
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 11, 2014 08:57 am
    Mensah will be exposed if hes called back into the team..
  • Ghana is my land says:
    March 11, 2014 03:43 am
    But his presence will help.
  • Ghana is my land says:
    March 11, 2014 03:41 am
    @ Selfmade.Dont deceive urself the man John Mensah and Richard Kingson are old men trying to fit in with the young boys.Boye,Akaminkocan never be older than thos two people I mentioned.
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 02:13 am
    @ banger... U very intelligent dude!! U truly a royal Ghanaian!!
  • Ghana Citizen says:
    March 11, 2014 01:56 am
    Way to go to Brazil. Keep praying and I know for sure you will be in Brazil. Football is not only winning but losing as well. The two Johns are must to World Cup in Brazil. John Mensah and John Pinsil. Now I know that Ghana will qualify for the finals in Brazil With John Mensah and John Pinsil. MARK MY WORDS
  • Gabi says:
    March 10, 2014 11:41 pm
    Ei John Mensah still 31yrs.hmmm this man doesn't want to grow lol
  • selfmade says:
    March 11, 2014 12:41 am
    Put yourself in shape because we need u @ the back in the WC!! Our defence ll be better with such an experience player like john mensah and I know brothers ll say he is old but my question to all the critics is this, how do we know that john mensah is older than vorsah,boye, Jonathan,akaminko? We should stop deceiving ourselves that we have young players in our team because the last time I checked half of our bs players are USING THEIR FOOTBALL AGES and not the REAL ONES maybe except Dede, Jordan, Kevin and kwarasey!! All the local lads are more older and don't be surprised when u find out that JOHN BOYE OR VORSAH IS OLDER THAN JOHN MENSAH IN REAL AGE!!
  • banger says:
    March 11, 2014 12:58 am