Black Stars and Columbus Crew defender, Jonathan Mensah, how he managed to swap jersies with Cristiano Ronaldo when Ghana played Portugal at the 2014 world cup.

Ghana lost the game 2-1 with Ronaldo scoring the winner in the last group G game. The result did not mean much though as both countries exited the competition.

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However the 28 year old Mensah, who was 24 then, he made up for the disappointment of exiting the group stages by a “memorable” jersey swap with the super star Portugal captain.

The back story with this is that Mensah actually need the help from teammate Daniel Opare

“I was like ‘Can we change?’ and he was like ‘Yeah, sí sí! Sí, hermano!’, Mensah recalled as quoted by “I knew this guy, Daniel Opare, he was on our team and he played for Real Madrid youth and he knew him you know because Cristiano was on the senior team.

So, he was on the World Cup team with Ghana and after the game he said [to Ronaldo] ‘Oh, my friend wants to change jerseys’ and Ronaldo was like ‘Yeah sure, sure.’ Then we just changed jerseys and it was like something casual.”

Jonathan Mensah has had 60 caps for the Ghana Black Stars and has been with MLS side Columbus Crew since 2017.

Daniel Opare just signed for Belgian side Royal Antwerp after parting ways with Augsburg after 16 caps with the Black Stars.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has had 154 caps for Portugal and completed a huge transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus on a mega €100 million transfer deal