Ghanaian teenager Bernard Mensah bags brace for Vitoria Guimaraes in Portuguese top-flight

Published on: 23 August 2014
Ghanaian teenager Bernard Mensah bags brace for Vitoria Guimaraes in Portuguese top-flight
Bernard Mensah

By Emmanuel Baah-Aboagye, Solar FM Dunkwa-On-Offin

Ghanaian teenager Bernard Mensah scored a double for his Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes in their 3-0 win over Penafiel on Friday in the Primeira Liga.

Mensah, 19, set the ball rolling when he headed home from an Andre Andre free-kick in the 31st minute.

The Ghanaian then capitalised on some questionable defending by the visitors to knock the ball home for a second 23 minutes into the second half.

Joao Afonso drew a superb reflex save from goalkeeper Julio Coelho as he came agonisingly close to putting the result beyond all doubt.

Tomane nodded home from a Hernani cross in the 89th minute.

In 2011, Mensah was invited to the depleted Black Stars squad that was set to play a friendly with Nigeria and trained with the rest of the squad at the Vicarage Road Stadium in London but has since not earned a call-up.

He is currently in his second season with the Braquinhos, having joined in 2013/14 season and having scored 11 times in 28 outings for their youth side.


  • Patrick
    says: 4 years ago
    That's that means he was only 16 when he was invited to play for the BS. So now that he has matured and playing even better, what's stopping AA from calling him to the BS squad this time?
  • Assisi
    says: 4 years ago
    AA should invite this guy to the BS. If he was good enough as a 16 year old to play for the BS, he is even better as a 19 year old to play for us this time round. No excuses.
  • maubs
    says: 4 years ago
    good on you bernard keep going and doing what you have to do.Some of us Ghanaians will pray and wish well for all Ghanaians wherever they may be working hard to do themselves and Ghana proud. At this moment in time we have weku selection going on with our national teams. All is not lost though as myself has been not surprisingly shocked with what is coming out of the committee investigating the 2014 world cup; i believe soon a new begining will be ushered in soon where people get equal chance when it comes to call ups to the national teams. Everytime we hear how bobo is the best ghana coach etc but if he refuses to use our foriegn based youths all the time and keep using just local players who then gets sold to clubs abroad and then calls up a new set of local boys how are we going to ever have an opportunity to assess who are bs ready? yes he may have won world u21 but certain countries never tire of winning;certain coaches win the first time to win but then set about trying to win unbeaten, win in a particular way and with a particular style. what is bobo's style? what is he doing different from before?
  • Dr Who
    says: 4 years ago
    he should join the U20 team.They lack quality strikers.