Afful, Mensah return to training with Columbus Crew after coronavirus break

Sports News of Saturday, 16 May 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet


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Columbus Crew’s Ghanaian duo Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah have returned to training after an enforced break by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The pair were involved in outdoor training for the first time in almost two months, but under strict rules.

The duo were joined by other teammates, and were involved in some football work despite training individually.

The Black and Golds’ return to training means all the Major League Soccer teams are getting ready for the imminent return of the league.

Columbus Crew began the season with a 1-0 over Eastern Conference rivals New York City FC before a draw on the road at Seattle Sounders.

Coach Caleb Porter revealed the team is ready to follows the necessary guidelines and protocols to ensure safety of players and the return of the MLS.

“We’re ready, whatever the league says. Whatever our ownership and our president says. Whatever the government says, we’re going to follow,” Porter said.

“And we’re going to be ready. And if they tell us tomorrow we can do groups of three or four, great. We’re going to do it. We’re going to come up with some training and progress.

“We’ll be happy. If they tell us we’re doing individuals for another three weeks, we’ll do it. If they tell us we can do team training, we’ll roll with it. We’re ready. We’ve got a good team, we’ve got a good group of guys. So I’m looking forward to whatever’s ahead.”

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