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The Voodoo magic of Robert Mensah

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Comment: ROBERT MENSAH HAS NO VOODOO MAGIC AT ALL

Author:
BOY KOFI
Date:
2017-11-03 12:54:11
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The Great Robert Mensah

Goalkeeper Robert Mensah was inspired by the great Russian goalkeeper Lev Yashin.The Russian goalkeeper used to wear a cap during matches that's the style Robert Mensah also adopted.He also adopted Yashin's style of instructing his defenders or team mates.
Robert also used Yashin's technics for punching balls,diving and stopping penalties.Yashin also likes drinking hot drinks and smokes a lot which Robert Mensah also copied unfortunately.In Sekondi/Takoradi where Robert started his goalkeeping carrer with Indece Football Club,we used to call him Yashin because of the cap he wears.I can attest that cap was just a copy of the Russian goalkeeper,it has Nothing to do with juju.
Another story popped up in Sekondi when Mensah was reported missing in a river called Yensua at Sekondi in 1966.This was after the overthrown of Kwame Nkrumah who was suspected to be the patron of Indece.Some people also say Indece belongs to Nkrumah's aid Mr Ambrose Yankee.In those days,Indece players were accommodated in some estates houses around the Gyanda Park.Soldiers chased them out from these estates and we heard that goalkeeper Mensah dived into the Yensua river and was rumoured that he died in the river.Fortunately,Mensah was a good swimmer and managed to escape.He joined the Ebusua Dwarfs and later moved to Ashanti Kotoko.By the way,Kwame Nkrumah had another team in Accra called Republicans made up with only Black Stars.As for me,my best Ghanaian goalkeeper is Doudoo Ankrah who played for Black Stars and Republicans.He was the goalie for the Black Stars who won the 1963 and 1965 African Cup of Nations.Thank you.

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BOY KOFI on Nov 3, 12:54
ROBERT MENSAH HAS NO VOODOO MAGIC AT ALL