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Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah is the best Europe-based African defender in the air

Published on: 28 March 2014
Jonathan Mensah is highly-rated in Europe.

Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah is the best African defender in the air in Europe after getting rave reviews for his aerial abilities.

According to statistics, the centre-back wins more aerial challenges than any other player in the major European league.

Mensah wins 51 aerial duels which represent 79.69% and he is highly rated than Nicolas N’koulou of Marseille.

He is also better than Hannover 96’s Salif Sane, Papy Djilobodji of Nantes and Abdelhamid El Kaoutari.

The Evian TG player has been top form this season and has made 19 Ligue 1 appearances.



This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • Edward, matyland says:
    March 28, 2014 12:48 am
    Against Ronaldo and Portugal, Ghana will need defenders who can run as we'll as use their heads in defense.
  • Nana says:
    March 28, 2014 02:40 am
    Wow , unbelievably great, this is a good thing, he is a good player unless he loose focus , football of late demands 100 percent focus or u Will never become the best , like messi he has 3 steps ahead of most players,but Jonathan has the potential
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    March 28, 2014 04:35 am
    Best African defender in the air in the Ligue 1 or the other way round? Cuz all the players listed in the article ply their trade in the French top-flight. Anyway its good that Mensah is highly rated in the French top-flight, buh he has been struggling to regain his position in the Evian TG starting 11 ever since he back from his 3 game suspense last month.