Sporting Kansas City II announced that they have added 23-year-old Ropapa Mensah. He is a Ghana Under-23 international and has made 103 appearances for USL Championship teams, scoring 27 goals with 15 assists.
Mensah first played in his home country with Inter Allies before going on loan to Penn FC in 2017. With seven goals and a pair of assists, it was Mensah’s best scoring season in 19 games. He was next loaned to Nashville SC where he scored six goals with six assists in 34 games.
The strong showing over his first two season prompted Nashville to purchase Mensah’s option after the 2018 season. Mensah added eight goals and four assists for Nashville in 2019 before they moved up to MLS. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds brought Mensah in for the 2020 campaign where he started 14 of his 17 appearances, scoring six goals with another pair of assists in the pandemic shortened season.
Mensah scores approximately a goal in every four appearances and looks to be a quick, strong center forward that likes to slip through the line going 1-on-1 with the keeper.
With Wilson Harris having signed a Homegrown contract with Sporting Kansas City, he may be with the first team more often and Mensah will provide a nice scoring punch for SKC II.
Mensah will be one of the older players on a young SKC II roster and can pass along some of his experience to the younger, mostly Academy products on the team.