CAF U-23 Championship Qualifiers: HJK Helsinki midfielder Evans Mensah fifth foreign-based player to join Ghana camp

Published on: 14 December 2018

HJK Helsinki midfielder Evans Mensah has to join the Black Meteors of Ghana squad last night at the M Plaza Hotel of the first leg of the CAF U-23 Championship qualifiers in Accra.

The former Inter Allies youngster became the fifth player to meet up with the team after arriving last night in the country.

Mensah, Isaac Twum ( IK Start), Gideon Mensah ( FC Liefering), Frank Arhen (Austasuna) and Joel Fameyeh ( Dinamo Brest) are the foreign-based players called to augment the squad.

Ghana will host their counterparts from Togo on Tuesday 18th December in the first round of CAF U-23 Championship qualifiers.

The Black Meteors have never qualified to the CAF U-23 Championship since it’s inception in 2011. The competition also serves as the qualifiers for the Olympic Games.

Called up to the Ghana national football team as a replacement for David Accam, who was injured, Mensah made his international debut against Mozambique in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.