Details are still pouring out on why Besiktas midfielder Bernard Mensah has prematurely retired from the Ghana national team.
Mensah, 26 and capped just 4 times by the West African powerhouse, announced his international retirement on Sunday.
The former Atletico de Madrid midfielder was left out of the Ghana squad for the 2021 AFCON qualifier against Sudan while Emmanuel Lomotey and others were recalled by head coach Charles Akonnor.
On Monday Asempa FM’s Andy Obeng Kwaku reported that Mensah had a small confrontation with an unnamed teammate in Antalya during a training session ahead of the Black Stars’ 3-0 loss to Mali in an international friendly last month.
Mensah, who has also featured for Getafe in the La Liga, was also hauled off in the second half and left out of the squad after the unnamed player complained to head coach Charles Akonnor that Mensah had ‘disrespected’ him during the game by openly rebuking him for his sloppy display.
Now the fresh details that has come in indicate that the unnamed player threatened Mensah that he will not be called into the Black Stars again for openly rebuking him during the 3-0 loss to Mali.
Mensah was subsequently benched in the 5-1 victory over 2022 FIFA World Cup host Qatar and left out of the squad to face Sudan on Thursday under the instructions of the unnamed player.
The news has left most Ghana fans livid and are demanding explanation from the Ghana FA on why the player has retired from the Black Stars.
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