Sports activities Information of Monday, 29 June 2020
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Columbus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah has recounted Ghana’s well-known 2-1 win over america, 10-years in the past within the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Mensah, then 19-year-old teenager, performed an instrumental position for the Black Stars as they secured victory in opposition to the Yankees.
The four-time African champions wanted an additional 120 minutes to silence the People.
And Mensah, who has remodeled himself from an inconsistent defender right into a captain and the undisputed finest defender for the Crew since becoming a member of the membership in 2017 has recounted his expertise 10-years in the past.
“It was going by my head, ‘I don’t wish to lose this sport,’” Mensah mentioned. “It felt like we performed for 4 hours as a result of it was so lengthy for me.”
“I used to be like, ‘Goalkeeper, you bought to avoid wasting me right here,‘” Mensah mentioned. “All that was going by my thoughts was ‘Reserve it, reserve it, reserve it!’ ”
“The sport was back-and-forth motion, back-and-forth counterattacks, probabilities upon probabilities,” Mensah mentioned. “Additional time, we had the higher hand to get that purpose, however that sport type of like put Ghana on the map globally.”
“You play in opposition to one of the best, you turn into one of the best,” Mensah mentioned. “It was essential for me to have such nice folks round me and to have these sorts of individuals round you. It helps you study, and robotically you study from a spot of timidity to a spot of confidence,” he concluded.
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