100yearsofcoconuts are saddened to hear about the recent death of Attu Mensah.
Attu was the first black player to play for Cambridge United although he only played once for the U's while on trial at the club.
The 20-year-old Ghanaian came to England in 1964 and did the rounds of trials at Charlton, Norwich, St Neots, Newmarket and Cambridge City before landing at the Abbey.
His only U’s appearance was in the Mithras Cup, in which United had drawn Hornchurch. In the second leg at the Abbey on October 5, Mensah scored his team’s second goal in a 4-1 win, dictating the midfield play and supplying pinpoint passes. ‘The crowd loved the Ghanaian, who responded to the praise of the fans,’ said the Cambridge Daily News.
Sadly, that was the last those fans were to see of Mensah. He moved on to Ely City, St Neots and Port Vale.
Read the match press report from the Hornchurch game below
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