Former Black Stars defender, Jonathan Mensah has recounted how his teammate, Harrison Afful masterminded his Columbus Crew.
According to the stalwart defender, the former Asante Kotoko left-back recommended him to the technical handlers of Crew in 2017 which eventually led to his switch to the club.
“Harrison suggested my name to Gregg and we spoke about me coming here,” Jonathan recalled.
“I remember that when Gregg called me, we were in a training camp with Ghana for the African Cup of Nations. I used to watch MLS because of Harrison and the other Ghanaians and it wasn’t difficult to blend in because of the way I was welcomed by the club and my teammates.”
The 30-year-old Ghanaian defender has been a great success for the Yellow and Blacks since his move to the MLS side and was named captain of the team two years later.
Mensah has since made 95 appearances for the club, 92 of them as a starter and five substitute appearances.
The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup winner extended his contract with the club for another year following his thrilling display since he joined three years ago.