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18.11.2008 Sports News

Mensah explains Stars U-turn

Mensah explains Stars U-turn

Ghana youth international, Jonathan Mensah, has rescinded his decision to pull out of the Black Stars squad for Wednesday's friendly against Tunisia.

The Free State Stars defender announced last week, he would stay in South Africa and help arrest his side's faltering league campaign.

But he was part of the 18 players that held their first training session under head coach Milovan Rajevac at the Ohene Djan Stadium on Monday.

“My club was not willing to release me because I had a slight injury and this invitation came so they were afraid losing me but after our game against Ajax Cape-Town, I spoke to the director and he allowed me to come," Mensah told

“It tends to be a great thing to me and my nation also for me to get the first opportunity in the senior team to play," he added.

“I will make sure I will play my best."

Mensah played a pivotal role in the national Under-20s qualification to the Africa Youth Championship in January next year.

He is one of three newcomers in the Black Stars set-up lined up for their first international cap.

The 19-year-old has been a revelation since moving to the Premier Soccer League under his former boss David Duncan.

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