Mensah, Vorsah make competitive club action return

The duo played their first games in as many months, having suffered various setbacks

Ghana defenders Jonathan Mensah and Isaac Vorsah returned to competitive club action in as many months as they look to bring their careers back on track.

While Mensah played as Evian recorded a 4-0 thrashing of Valenciennes in Ligue 2 on Friday, Vorsah’s second half appearance for Red Bull Salzburg’s feeder side Liefering, was his first competitive action in two years.

Starting at the heart of defence, Mensah played the entire duration of the game, giving the Black Stars a massive boost as they prepare to face Comoros on November 13 and 17 in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

The game was the 25-year-old centre-back’s maiden appearance for Evian since completing a four-month Fifa ban in October.

In April, the former Ashanti Gold man was suspended by the world’s football governing body, which upheld a charge by Udinese, a former club of Mensah, that the defender was under contract with them when he signed for French outfit Evian in 2011.

In Austria, injury-plagued defender Vorsah was a 78th minute substitute in Liefering’s 5-1 thumping of Floridsdorfer AC in the second division.

The 27-year-old, whose last club action came in April 2013, had seen a series of recurrent injuries curtail his development.

Friday’s step-up would be as much encouragement for the defender who would also be eying a comeback for national duty, having missed the 2014 Fifa World Cup as well as the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.