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Ghana’s Defender Jonathan Mensah Becomes First African Player to be Named Columbus Crew Captain

Ghanaian defender Jonathan Mensah has been named as captain at Columbus Crew SC for the 2020 season.

The tough Ghanaian defender replaces Wil Trapp who has been transferred to Inter Miami and was MLS side’s captain for the past three seasons.

The 29-year-old has thus become the first African-born to captain the Black & Gold.

Jonathan Mensah: Black Stars defender becomes first African player to be named Columbus Crew captain

Jonathan Mensah: Black Stars defender becomes first African player to be named Columbus Crew captain
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Mensah is now the first non-American to have the captaincy since Federico Higuain in 2013.

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In his fourth season, Mensah has been a leader for the team during his time with the club and is a bridge between eras and a well-respected player in the locker room.

He started his reign with a win as Columbus Crew beat New York City FC 1-0 at home on Sunday, 1 March, 2020.

Meanwhile, Ghanaian boxing great, Azumah Nelson, is one of the finest boxers to have entered the four-squared ring.

Azumah’s sweat and hard work have not gone waste as he has been rated alongside boxing legends across the globe.

The WBC Hall of Fame Inductee has been rated by Boxrec, a renowned boxing platform known for recording boxers’ professional records.

In the latest list of 50 best boxers of all time by Boxrec, Azumah’s name was not left out as he has been rated 31st.

Azumah is the only boxer from Africa to be in the list of great boxers of all time.

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