Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah has revealed that his Black Stars team mate Harrison Afful advised him to move to the MLS.

Mensah explained that Afful talked with him a lot to consider the MLS as a destination and he is happy he took the advise and joined him at Columbus Crew.

“Afful advised me to move to the MLS, he was happy here with his family, friends, Ghanaian population here,” Mensah told American tabloid Dispatch.

“Everything was good for him, and if it wasn’t that good he was going to let me know. He wouldn’t jeopardize our friendship.”

Afful on the other hand indicated that he was glad Mensah took his words as they have been close friends in the Ghanaian national team since 2010 and trust each other very much.

“Whenever one of us says something to each other, you don’t have to think twice, you just have to go for it,” Afful said. “I’m sure he made the right choice, that’s what I’d say.” Afful remarked.

Mensah is looking forward to make a big impact at Crew and he is aware that the fans demand a lot from him.

“I know the fans expect a lot from the team, and they expect a lot from individuals as well,” Mensah said. “So if they know what I’m capable of, they say, ‘Come on Jonny, we know what you can do.’ I need to do much, much more for the team because I know what I can do.”

The former Ghana National Under 20 World Cup winner has previously featured for Free State Stars in South Africa, Granada in Spain, Evian in France and Russian side Anzhi in his foreign Adventure.

By: Edmund Okai Gyimah