Ghanaian teenager Bernard Mensah bags brace for Vitoria Guimaraes in Portuguese top-flight
By Emmanuel Baah-Aboagye, Solar FM Dunkwa-On-Offin
Ghanaian teenager Bernard Mensah scored a double for his Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes in their 3-0 win over Penafiel on Friday in the Primeira Liga.
Mensah, 19, set the ball rolling when he headed home from an Andre Andre free-kick in the 31st minute.
The Ghanaian then capitalised on some questionable defending by the visitors to knock the ball home for a second 23 minutes into the second half.
Joao Afonso drew a superb reflex save from goalkeeper Julio Coelho as he came agonisingly close to putting the result beyond all doubt.
Tomane nodded home from a Hernani cross in the 89th minute.
In 2011, Mensah was invited to the depleted Black Stars squad that was set to play a friendly with Nigeria and trained with the rest of the squad at the Vicarage Road Stadium in London but has since not earned a call-up.
He is currently in his second season with the Braquinhos, having joined in 2013/14 season and having scored 11 times in 28 outings for their youth side.