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Sports News of Thursday, 24 August 2017

Source: Starrfmonline.com

We need to be hungry to win against Congo – Jonathan Mensah

Defender Jonathan Mensah is confident the Black Stars will be hungrier in their 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Congo next month.

Ghana will host the Red Devils at the Baba Yara Stadium on September 1 before travelling to Brazzaville for the return encounter on September 5.

The Columbus Crew star has staged a comeback to the Black Stars after he was overlooked for several starting line-ups games by Coach James Kwesi Appiah.

Mensah has been constitent in the MLS with his club placed fourth with 39 points in the Eastern Conference Standings.

“We want the game more and God will crown our efforts on the day,” the former Ashgold defender said after he was given a call-up on Wednesday to the national team for the qualifiers.

Below are the players who have been invited:

GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana FC,Ghana)

DEFENDERS: Defenders : Harrison Afful (Columbus,USA) Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal) Jeffery Schlupp (Crystal Palace, England) John Boye (Sivasspor,Turkey), Daniel Amartey (Leicester,England) Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew,USA) Nicholas Opoku (Club Africaine, Tunisia), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey)

MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Andre Ayew (West Ham Utd, England), Kwadwo Poku (Miami FC, USA), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Edwin Gyasi (Aalesund FC, Norway), Gideon Waja (WAFA, Ghana), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland)

FORWARDS: Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Swansea, UK), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland)