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Sports News of Friday, 24 April 2020


Gideon Mensah reminisces first trophy won at Red Bull Salzburg

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Ghana defender Gideon Mensah remembers the first trophy he won with Red Bull Salzburg when he first arrived in Europe to begin his professional career.

The left back was a member of the Red Bull Salzburg youth team that won the UEFA Youth League after beating Benfica in the finals three years ago.

The Austrians came back from a goal down to defeat the Portuguese giants in a game that Mensah played an integral role.

"Three years ago today playing for Red Bull Salzburg, we came back from a goal down to beat Benfica 2-1 in the finals of the UEFA Youth League which was my first trophy as a professional player," the 21-year old recollects.

Mensah has steadily progressed at the club, but he is yet to break into the senior team after loan spells at Stum Graz and Zulte Waregem.

However, his impressive performances for Zulte Waregem this season has seen him earn national team call ups, and played in the 2021 Nations Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome back in November.