John Mensah Pats Black Stars For Chile Draw

Ghana captain John Mensah has congratulated his teammates for averting defeat against Chile in a friendly on Wednesday. The Lyon centre-back was one of seven regulars who missed the exhibition match in the 1-1 draw played at the PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. Home-based Richard Mpong, one five newcomers who featured in the friendly, scored the opener before Mathias Fernandez equalized from the spot. �I am excited about the results, though the Chileans cancelled the lead. The team has done us and the entire country proud,� Mensah told the Daily Guide. �I commend my colleagues, technical team and the management members for a good job done. We will build it up from there to win back the confidence reposed in us. �Some of us couldn�t respond to the national call due to injuries but those who did, made a good representation.� Mensah is battling a thigh injury picked up at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals.