Previous
Everton
Newcastle United
1
0
FT
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Levante
1
3
FT
Game Details
FC Porto
Vitoria Setubal
5
1
FT
Game Details
Genoa
Hellas Verona
3
1
FT
Game Details
Spartak Moscow
Terek Grozny
1
3
FT
Game Details
Independiente
Defensa y Justicia
0
1
FT
Game Details
Sport
Botafogo
1
1
FT
Game Details
Liverpool
AS Roma
6:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Derby County
Cardiff City
ESPN3 6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Nottingham Forest
Barnsley
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Santos
Estudiantes La Plata
12:30 AM UTC Apr 25, 2018
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
Bolívar
12:30 AM UTC Apr 25, 2018
Game Details
Deportivo Lara
Millonarios
10:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Essien takes pride in Salah's achievement for Africa

Football
Read

Ghana Premier League: Hearts of Oak's wobble continues

Football
Read

Appiah goes on UK scouting mission

Ghana
Read

Even Guardiola couldn't save Kotoko - Fabin

Football
Read

Ref attack mars GPL action as Hearts slip further

Football
Read

Unbeaten streaks fall in Ghana Premier League

Football
Read

WAFA equal GPL record unbeaten home run

Football
Read

Church activity disrupts Ghana Premier League

Football
Read

The end beckons for Michael Essien after Persib snub

Football
Read

Ghana Premier League resumes as legal dispute eases

Football
Read

Capello factor key to Boakye's China decision

Football
Read

Ghana duo target MLS Cup success

Ghana pair Jonathan Mensah and Harrison Afful are eyeing a first major title in Major League Soccer as Columbus Crew prepare for their Conference final against Toronto City FC.

Mensah and Afful are expected to line up for Crew together - as they have often done for the Black Stars - on Tuesday night with the aim of helping their club gain the advantage in the first leg, but they are driven by individual ambitions too.

Mensah is looking for his first major title at club level with Crew; Afful wants to add the MLS title to a trophy cabinet that includes four Tunisia championships with Esperance and two African Champions League titles.

"We were close the season I arrived here but we lost to Portland Timbers so I really want to correct that," Mensah told KweseESPN.

"I have won a few trophies in my career and being able to add one from the MLS will feel special."

Apart from a ceremonial pre-season title during his time with Free State Stars in South Africa, Mensah's experience of winning trophies has come with the Ghana U-20 team, with whom he won the African and world title in 2009.

"There has been no title of note at club level so I am determined for that to change," Mensah added.

"I have settled in well here after a difficult time so it will be a real pleasure to finish the season with a title."

To do that, Mensah and his teammates have to get past a Toronto FC side who blew opponents apart in the regular season. 

However, the Canadian team will be without the suspended duo of Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco but Afful does not consider that an advantage.

"I think in the regular season they beat us without Giovinco and Altidore so I am not sure if that will make any difference," Afful said.

"The most important thing is that we are up for it."

Whichever way the Eastern Conference final first leg goes, Mensah says he has enjoyed his debut season.

"I like the play-off system here. It means you can always make amends for the lapses during the season and as a player and the club we have done exactly that. I really want it to end well now."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.