2023 AFCON qualifier: Colombus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah in stable condition, responding to treatment

Published on: 06 June 2022

Ghana and Colombus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah is in a stable condition and responding to treatment at Clinica Girasol - a private hospital in Luanda – Angola.

The 31-year-old suffered a head injury during the second half of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Central African Republic and Ghana at the 11 du Novembro stadium in Luanda on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Mensah suffered a headbutt from an opponent resulting in a concussion. He was given emergency treatment on the pitch before being rushed to the hospital for further treatment.

CT scans confirmed normal findings but would have to spend the night at the hospital for further assessment and evaluation.

Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus scored for Ghana as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Central Africa Republic on match day two of the AFCON qualifiers on Sunday.

The Black Stars drew the first blood of the match in the 17th minute with a beautiful goal from Mohammed Kudus whose curled shot from the edge of the box beat goalkeeper Aladun Kalimba.

Central Africa levelled matters four minutes from recess after Karl Namnganda got the equalising with a powerful left shot after being played through by Brad Thomas Pirioua.

Despite the stalemate, Ghana continue to lead Group E on goals difference as they are level on four points with Angola while Central Africa and Madagascar have one point apiece.