Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah has revealed that he isn’t think about retirement any time soon, adding he will play as long as he can before he quits the game.
Mensah, a member of the Ghana U-20 team that won the 2009 FIFA World Cup currently ply his trade for Columbus Crew and he is the captain of the side.
The former Ashantigold player who will soon be celebrating his 31st birthday, says he is determined to play for long despite hitting the wrong age.
Mensah has just commenced a new campaign with the US-based club after leading the side to clinch the Major League Soccer Club Cup last season.
He has featured in all but one of The Black and Yellow’s six matches so far this term.
“I’m going as long as I can, I feel so great! I am going to be 31 this year and I have never felt this great before,” Mensah told Citi Sports.
“Last year I played every single game for the Columbus Crew, I just couldn’t believe it but I am so thankful to God for blessing me with strength.
“I have once labeled an injury-prone player and that motivated me to take my fitness even more seriously and it moved me to a different dimension,” he added.
“I am going to play for as long as I can, if I feel good I’m going.”
Last season, Mensah made 28 appearances to help the club attain their ambition in the MLS.