Satellites confident of Ethiopia win - Ropapa Mensah

Published on: 18 May 2016

Black Satellites forward Ropapa Mensah remains confident his side will sail through at the expense of the Ethiopians after their recent scoring spree in the buildup to their first leg African Youth Championship qualifier.

The Inter Allies attacking hotshot has drawn inspiration from their heavy 4-1 thumping of Namibia ahead of the crunch trip to Adis-Ababa for the qualifier against Ethiopia.

Their coach, Mas-Ud Dramani’s newly assembled national U-20 side fine tuned their preparations for the long trip to East Africa with a 4-1 drubbing over Namibia in an international friendly last Sunday.

Two goals on either half at the Lizzy Sports Complex handed the Ghanaians a morale boosting 4-1 triumph over their Namibian counterparts which has inspired the team ahead of the first-leg tie.

“It was a very great win and one that will really boost our confidence ahead of the first leg in Ethiopia,” he said.

“It was a collective effort from the entire team and I believe it is the right result for us ahead of the first leg”, Ropapa Mensah said.

The quick footed attacker played down the impact of his absence from the Namibia clash as they prepare to lock horns with their East African opponents.

“I picked some last minute injury but it is not any serious injury. I will soon be back and hopefully play my part in whatever role given me,” he added.

Ropapa Mensah has enjoyed a stellar campaign in the 2014/15 FCPPL season and has exhibited signs of maturity in the opening 11 fixtures of the current campaign.