Ghana's No. 1

Mensah welcomes team-mate Gyan to Sunderland

Published on: 02 September 2010

Ghana captain John Mensah has welcomed international team-mate Asamoah Gyan to Sunderland.

Gyan joined the English Premier League side on Tuesday in a massive transfer worth £13.1m.

The pair have played together for a number of years for the Ghanaian national team, which Mensah currently captains.

Mensah, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury picked up on the opening day of the season, is delighted to welcome his compatriot to Wearside, and he's confident Sunderland's £13m signing will be a success.

Mensah told his official website, "I want to congratulate my brother and team-mate Asamoah Gyan for taking up such a bold decision.

"Such is life and I wish him well - may God grant him goals.

"Joining Sunderland is also like joining manager Bruce's family.

"Bruce and [assistant Eric] Black are like fathers to us, not to mention the loving support of Sunderland.

"They are at peace with everyone and I believe my brother will feel at home."

Mensah is reported to have been influential in the deal to bring Gyan to the club.

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