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Soccer News of Tuesday, 31 October 2017


Jonathan Mensah axed from Ghana squad for Egypt clash

Columbus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah has been excluded from the Black Stars squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt next month.

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has named his 23-man squad for the last match next year's World Cup qualifying round against the Pharaohs of Egypt in November.

Mensah has been a core member of the team throughout the qualifying campaign but has been excluded from the squad that will square off against Egypt who have booked their ticket for next year's global football mundial.

The former Evian guardsman has been a stalwart for Columbus Crew in the Major League Soccer, helping the side qualify for the semi-finals of the Playoffs after defeating Atlanta United 3-1 last week.

The Black Stars will face the Pharaohs at the Cape Coast Stadium on 12 November.