Former Sunderland and Ex-Black Stars Captain John Mensah, has disclosed that, he still has a lot to offer in football and is not calling time off as a return to the Black Stars is still on the cards.
The Rock of Gibraltar as he is famously referred to has been hugely been hard done with series of re-current injuries, which saw a contract termination by French giants, Olympic Lyon.
John argued that, there is no age limit for players who desire to play for the Stars and he is however, open to come back should he get over his injury situation.
”There is no age limit set for the National team which forces a player to retire.” Mensah told Kumasi based Angel FM.
”As a footballer, you only make these decisions based on your health and your feelings, whether to retire and focus on something different. I’m praying to have a speedy recovery and then I can decide from there. Apart from that, if I manage to get a team by then and the National team presents an invite, I will accept because I am still a Ghanaian and didn’t leave the team on a bad note. Moreover, it was injuries which distracted everything but for now, my concentration is on my injury which I want to be healed.” He added
Mensah further joined the masses of tributes which have being pouring in for his former teammate Abubakar Yakubu who passed on Tuesday evening
Yakubu was a member of the 2006 Ratomir Dujković‘s squad that represented Ghana at the African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.
”I was saddened by the news, I have played with him before and he was a cool guy and too young. So I wasn’t happy that Yakubu had to go at this time, but my condolence goes to his family.”
”I remember I was in Italy when I first saw him play. AC Milan played his Ajax team and I monitored him closely because I knew he was a Ghanaian and the first time I played alongside him was in 2006 in a friendly against Algeria and that was the first time I captained the Black Stars and he played in midfield. He is very strong and has this accurate distribution of passes. Though he is no more but we will forever be thankful to him.”
By: Steven Boadi @owura4ever