Ropapa Mensah moves to Egypt:
Ghanaian international striker Ropapa Mensah has joined Egypt lower-tier side Port Fouad SC.
The former Inter Allies attacker signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Egyptian side after completing his medical.
After five straight seasons in the USL in the United States, Ropapa moves to Egypt to help Fouad to escape relegation.
He started his professional career in his home country with Inter Allies, scoring three goals in 19 appearances before heading to Penn FC on loan for the 2017 season.
Mensah enjoyed the best scoring season of his career in Pennsylvania, leading the team with seven goals and two assists as Penn FC finished 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 10-15-7 record.
After impressing during his first season in the USL Championship, another loan was in the cards in 2018 as Mensah joined future MLS expansion side Nashville SC.
During their inaugural season in the USL Championship, Mensah made 34 appearances, recording six goals and six assists in all competitions.
Forming a formidable partnership with former Sporting II midfielder Lebo Moloto, Mensah had five goals and five assists in league play, while adding a goal and an assist in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – with his goal coming against MLS outfit the Colorado Rapids in a 2-0 Fourth Round victory.
Mensah helped Nashville go a respectable 12-9-13 in their first-ever USL Championship campaign, finishing in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Following the conclusion of the 2018 season, Nashville SC opted to purchase Mensah from Inter Allies, making his loan move permanent. Mensah enjoyed another solid campaign in 2019 – Nashville’s final season in the USL Championship before joining MLS in 2020 – tallying seven goals and four assists in all competitions as Nashville went 20-7-7 to finish second in the Eastern Conference and third in the overall standings.
Mensah returned to Pennsylvania to join the Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the 2020 campaign, starting 14 of 17 appearances in the truncated season and scoring six goals to go along with a pair of assists.
In 2021, he signed for Sporting Kansas City II.
By: Frank Darkwah (Twitter – @_frankdarkwah)