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Sports News of Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Source: Football Ghana

Big boost for Ghana ahead of Tunisia clash as Jonathan Mensah returns from injury

The Black Stars of Ghana have been handed a huge boost ahead of their round of 16 clash against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia following the return of Jonathan Mensah from injury.

The Columbus Crew defender started off his campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament during Ghana’s first match against the Squirrels of Benin where he was introduced in the second half when center-back John Boye was red-carded.

Jonathan Mensah went on to start for the team in their second Group F match against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon last week. Though he lasted the entire duration of the match, he picked up an injury that ruled him out of the side’s final group match against Guinea Bissau yesterday.

Information from the camp of the team in Ismailia today has however revealed that the experienced defender is now fit and in contention to feature for the Black Stars when they face the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the round of 16.

He is expected to train with the team for the next 5 days for the technical team of the side to monitor his situation and decide whether he should be handed a spot in the starting lineup or not.

The Round of 16 tie with Tunisia will be played on Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Ismailia Stadium.

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