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.


    says: 9 years ago
    well i am happy that gyan has finally joined his Ghanaian national teammate JOHN MENSAH to play the same clup.SUNDERLAND F.C.the togetherness they will show there will also help Ghana to increase the amount of football they both can offer for the nation as well .and i am great full of the way mensah wellcomes his fellow ghanaian teammate GYAN to SUNDERLAND F.C i am most great full of that, and most thanks gos to management of gyan.
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    Mensah when will this your so called injury worries end?
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    i was really happy to listen to gyan on air today but it will be great for both gyan and john mensah to convince danny welbeck to opt for ghana.i keep on saying that welbeck is young chap with great talent and has the same characteristic as bad boy mario barwuah.we will not forgive the corrupt gfa if we loss this guy to england.
  • godfather
    says: 9 years ago
    sabacious, who are you ands wqho do you represent? what have you offered to the nation to merit your unforgiveness of the GFA? take a vacation if you have a job and get some adwensa.
  • Kwaku
    says: 9 years ago
    Captain Mensah, you have to motivate yourself to work really hard during the off season to be really fit. Please, no drinking, no smoking and no girls. Hire a personal trainer, run on the beaches, you got to the top by hard work, you have to work hard to stay at the top. There will be plenty of time to party when you retire from pro football. I really love your leadership during the world cup. When Captain Appiah was talking about fearing Serbia, you stepped up and said Ghana was not afraid of any team. Your club and country need you. Steve Bruce sacrificed a lot to bring you from that hell hole racist France do not let him down. If you do not work extremely hard during the off season you will continue to have fitness problems. Asamoah Gyan seems like a hard worker, you two can train together. I will be watching you on Fox soccer this season. Get well soon and have a good season.
  • Equality
    says: 9 years ago
    Leave Danny to me Saba. He is my cousin and trust me he will play for Ghana.
  • jeremy
    says: 9 years ago
    i am also happy gyan has now joined sunderland,and i know he's going to work very hard to score more goals in the premiership.
  • jeremy
    says: 9 years ago
    hey but do you know there is another ghanian born player apart from welbeck who plays for manchester uniteds youth side, he's name is John Coffie he comes from aboso,he is a striker and i think the gfa should give him a call to play for the under 20 side of the Ghana national team before England does.