I had positive feeling AJ Auxerre will return to Ligue 1 from the start of the season – Gideon Mensah

Published on: 06 June 2024

Ghana left back Gideon Mensah has revealed that he had a positive feeling from the start of the season that AJ Auxerre will gain immediate promotion to the French Ligue 1 in the just concluded season.

The 26-year-old suffered relegation with the now Ligue 2 champions two seasons ago and chose to stay with them and fight for promotion, which eventually paid off.

Speaking on his season with Auxerre, Gideon Mensah disclosed he had a feel good factor about the seaon from the start though he admitted it was tough.

“It was a very long season for us. Myself, Elisha and the whole team. Playing in Ligue 2 for the first time from Ligue 1 was a very difficult task for me,” Mensah told the Ghana FA YouTube channel.

“From the start of the season I knew it was going to be a good season for us. It got to a point where it was not really how we wanted it to go but we strike on and it went our way at the end of the season.”

He will feature for Ghana as they take on Mali on Thursday night in a must win 2026 World Cup qualifier in Bamako.