I will still play for Black Stars even when at 40 – Jonathan Mensah

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Columbus Crew captain, Jonathan Mensah has emphasised that he will still play for the senior national team of Ghana even when called aged 40.

The central defender last played for the Black Stars during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt. Ghana got eliminated at the round of 16 by Tunisia and, since then Mensah has been out of the plans of current gaffer, CK Akonnor.

But he still has hope of returning and will play when called at 40 years.

“My doors are wide open to the national team always. I’m never going to retire from international football.

“I don’t even have the ink in my pen to write and announce a retirement,” Mensah revealed to Angel FM.

“Even if I’m done with club football and needed by Ghana at 40, I will avail myself.

“Even the likes of Roger Milla and Flavio Amado were grown and unattached yet they still played for their national teams.”

The aggressive defender led his side to glory in 2020 when they beat Seattle Sounders to clinch the MLS Cup.

Mensah has played in two Afcon finals and two Fifa World Cup tournaments.

He was part of the Black Satellites squad that won the 2009 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Egypt.


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