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Freed Jonathan Mensah returns to Evian TG

Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah has made a return to Evian Thonon Gaillard in the French second tier league after his four month suspension by FIFA officially ended on Wednesday, according to a statement on Evian TG’s website.

Mensah was slapped with a four-month suspension by FIFA in April for signing for Evian in 2011 illegally while he was under contract with Udinese.

It is unclear if the 25-year old former Free State Stars back-liner will sign a new deal with Evian TG since Scottish club Celtic is preparing a 3.5 million Euro bid for the Black Stars centre-back.

“From midnight on Wednesday, Jonathan Mensah is officially allowed to play in competitions again. Suspended four months by Fifa, the Ghanaian defender is now part of the players who can be called up by Safet Susic. This is the end to the lengthy absence of Papy,” the statement on Evian TG’s website reads.

Mensah initially signed a four-year-deal with Evian TG from Udinese in 2011 but the deal expired last season.

Reports are that he has been named in Coach Avram Grant’s squad to face the Comoros on November 13.


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