The Chattanooga Red Wolves are pleased to announce the signing of Ropapa Mensah for the 2023 USL League One season. Transaction pending league and federation approval.
Mensah, a forward and 25 year old Ghanaian national, comes to Chattanooga with a wealth of experience at the club level. He started his career at International Allies FC, a top flight club in Ghana, before moving to Penn FC.
His next move would see him land at Nashville SC, where he would score the club’s first goal in its history as a USL side in a friendly match against Atlanta United. He would then play for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 2019, before moving to Sporting Kansas City II in 2020. His final move would be to Port Fouad FC in Egypt for the 2021 season, before signing with the Red Wolves.
Mensah has over 6,000 minutes of play at the club level including 119 appearances with an impressive 28 goals and 17 assists. Club President and General Manager Sean McDaniel said, “One of the important roles we knew we would need going into this season was finding a goal scorer to work alongside Alex Tejera. Ropapa Mensah is someone we have been watching for the last 2 seasons so signing him the Red Wolves gives us a good chance to continue our goal production for 2023. We are very pleased to have him in the team.”
Head Coach Ziggy Korytoski raved about the signing saying, “I’m thrilled that Ropapa is joining the Red Wolves and can’t wait for him to get started. He’s a player that comes to us with lots of experience, he’s got good speed, he’s powerful, has good feet and a knack for scoring goals. I believe he’s going to be extremely dangerous for us in front of goal with the weapons we have and their ability to service him.”
On coming to the Red Wolves, Mensah said “I hope to excel here coming back from an injury, and I hope to help the club win a USL League One Title.” Ropapa went on to say to the fans, “I’m excited to play exciting soccer with the club this season in Chattanooga!”