• Ghanaian Crew form 'brotherhood' in Columbus

    Ghanaian Crew form 'brotherhood' in Columbus

    Michael Oti Adjei, KweséESPN Columbus Crew's strong connection to Ghana is visible the moment you arrive at the Major League Soccer club's MAPFRE Stadium, where giant images of Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah, two of the most prominent Ghanaian players in the past decade, loom large. As Mensah and another Ghanaian, Lalas Aboubakar, walk past the image of Afful, they joke about his hairstyle, then speak in glowing terms about his abilities as a left-back. The chatter quickly returns to his hairstyle, before Aboubakar remarks how the images speak volumes about the importance of the players to the club. "The big boys are the ones hanging on the wall," he tells KweséESPN. "One day I want to get