So I watched the Sunderland vs Manchester City game and I have to say that John Mensah will be a fantastic inclusion to the Black Stars if he is fit during the World Cup. Clearly, he is our most experienced defender but I had taken his play for granted. He is clearly our best defender and I thought the pace of the premiership could cause one or two embarrasing moments for him but in this game he stood tall. He seems to be adjusting.
On the other hand, the man who is never far from controversy, Sulley Muntari gave more ammo to his critics. I mean getting sent off after only two minutes on the field does not necessarily indicate professionalism. It also suggests a certain indiscipline and lack of accountability in a game Inter Milan went on to lose. They led in the second half but quickly lost the plot and Muntari’s dismissal at 1-1 while giving away a penalty and the go-ahead goal certainly made their lives more difficult. I think coming on the backs of his exclusion from the Ghana National team, his recent suspension, this is a further blot on his season and his career. The Black Stars coach must seriously ask the question. Is this a player the team can rely on for the duration of a tournament? I THINK NOT!
In the same league as Muntari, Kwadwo Asamoah provided the winning goal for his team. Asamoah is proving to be a name a team can trust. Quincy Owusu-Abeyie is on the bench tonight against ‘how the mighty have fallen’ Liverpool. Let’s hope he gets a run. In France, Asamoah Gyan is still scoring in France. Keep it up son. And main man Junior Agogo scored in Cyprus over the weekend. Cyprus? C’mon man. For a full roundup of scorers in foreign leagues, check this out.
In injury news, Michael Essien announced this week he had a setback but is working diligently to be fit. We wish him well. Isaac Vorsah is still out and Opoku Agyemang is not going to be at the World Cup.
Finally, Dominic Adiyiah who I hope gets a fair chance to impress us at the World Cup was voted Young Player of the Year at the GLO CAF awards. Congratulations. If you want to watch the Ghana vs. Germany game filli filli and you don’t have a ticket be prepared to look for scalpers. Or else, you’ll be settling for watching it at the fan parks, or on old fashioned radio.