Ghanaian youngster Benjamin Mensah has signed a long-term professional contract at Peterborough United.
”Peterborough United are pleased to confirm that young defender Benjamin Mensah has penned a long-term professional contract at the club. The teenager has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract to keep him at the Weston Homes Stadium until at least the summer of 2023.” the club announced.
Mensah, who has already tasted first team football with appearances in the Papa John’s Trophy, both last season and this, has impressed manager Darren Ferguson, particularly since the start of the campaign where he has demonstrated his potential in the first team group and for the under 23 side.
“A lot of credit must go to Kieran Scarff, Matthew Etherington and Simon Davies who have worked with him within the Academy. It is great that we have another player that has graduated from the Academy system,” Darren Ferguson said.
Academy manager Kieran Scarff added: “Benji is a lovely lad, he works very hard and we enjoy working with him day in, day out. He has been consistent with his performances this season and credit to him for that. He has done well with the youth team and the under 23s and has done well when he has been given the opportunity within the first team squad. A lot of credit must go to Matthew, Simon, James and Ev for supporting his development over the last season and a half. We have always spoke about the pathway from the Academy through to the first team and this is another example of that.”