Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah ruled out of tonight’s friendly against Mali

Ghana’s powerful defender Jonathan Mensah has been ruled out of tonight’s friendly against Mali, Black Stars coach Avram Grant has confirmed.

The France-based has not recovered from an injury he suffered during Saturday’s match against Senegal played in the French city of Le Havre.

He was taken off in the first-half of the match against the Teranga Lions which the Black Stars lost 2-1 with the defender excelling in the game.

Mensah was undergoing treatment from the Ghana medical team hoping he would recover for the match to played in the French capital Paris on Tuesday night.

However, he has not been able to train with the Black Stars for the past two days and Grant says he won’t be fit for the game.

“Mensah will not play in the game against Mali,” Grant said in an interview.

The Black Stars are seeking a win over Mali after losing their previous friendly against Senegal.

Mali lost their Wednesday’s friendly meeting against Gabon 4-3 and would likely put up a fight against the Black Stars to avoid another debacle, with new coach Alain Giresse set to take over the outfit on April 1.

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