Andre Ayew has eulogised former Black Stars teammate John Mensah as he spoke about the defender’s reign as captain of the senior national team.
Mensah captained the Black Stars oftentimes between 2008 and 2010.
During that period, substantive captain Stephen Appiah wasn’t a regular in the team because of injuries.
When Appiah retired from Black Stars in August 2010, a month after the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Mensah became substantive captain until 2012 when he was replaced by Asamoah Gyan.
Ayew, who made his Black Stars debut in 2007, saw firsthand the leadership reign of the former Sunderland centre-back and learned a lot.
“John Mensah was a different leader. He didn’t speak much. He was always calm in his corner but he spoke on the pitch,” Ayew said on Joy FM which was monitored by Ghana News Page, Monday, July 5 2021.