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Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah extends stay with Columbus Crew

By Vincent Ashitey
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Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah has extended his stay with Columbus Crew by signing a one year contract.

The 29-year-old penned a new contract following the expiration of his deal with the Yellow and Black lads as his new contract is expected to end in 2020.

He has been named the Black & Gold’s 2019 Defender of the Year for his performance in the season under review. He played 24 matches and helped Columbus Crew to a 10th place finish in the Eastern Conference.

Jonathan Mensah joined Columbus Crew from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in 2017 for an undisclosed fee and has been a mainstay in the MLS side’s backline since.

He previously played for AshantiGold, Free State Stars, Granada, Evian, and Anzhi Makhachkala.

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Mensah has made 77 appearances with three goals to his credit for Columbus Crew.

The 2009 U-20 World Cup winner was among Kwesi Appiah's 23-man AFCON squad that got eliminated at the round of 16 stage.