Ghana’s leading football news website GHANAsoccernet.com presents a complete video wrap-up of all the goals scored by Ghanaian players over the weekend in Europe and elsewhere.
Ghana’s in-form midfielder Mubarak Wakaso was once again on the scoring sheet for his Spanish club Espanyol and set up another as they rallied to hold Valencia to a 3-3 draw.
Watch Wakaso’s goal for Espanyol
Ghana defender John Boye scored for Rennes but they were thoroughly defeat 4-2 by Rabiu Mohammed’s Evian 4-2 in the French top-flight on Saturday.
Watch video of John Boye’s goal below
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan made a scoring return to first team action as Al Ain beat Al Ittihad Kalba 3-1 to edge closer to winning their second straight UAE Pro League title.
Watch video of the goal scored by Gyan below
Ghanaian striker Fred Benson scored both goals in the Holland top-flight as Zwolle as they beat Venlo 2-0 over the weekend.
Benson showed good skill and composure to fire Zwolle into a 1-0 lead.
Fred Benson got his second to make it 2-0 to Zwolle.
Marco Di Vaio and Dominic Oduro traded goals 4 minutes apart in the second half, and the Montreal Impact and the Columbus Crew played to a 1-1 tie Sunday in a game that was delayed a day by a snowstorm.
Watch video of the goals below
Ghanaian striker John Antwi scored twice as his Egyptian top-flight side Ismaili registered a thumping 4-0 victory over Gaish in a league match on Saturday.
Watch video of the goals scored by Antwi
Ghana striker Jeffery Schlupp scored for English Championship side Leicester City but a controversial 90th-minute penalty earned Birmingham a 2-2 draw to further damage Leicester’s flagging Championship play-off hopes.
Watch video of Schlupp’s post match interview below
Ghanaian defender Samuel Kyere also scored as his Armenian team Shirack FC beat Ararat 3-1. Watch video below from 0.35 seconds for Kyere’s goal
AshantiGold halted Hearts of Oak’s seven-game unbeaten run with a 2-1 win at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi on Sunday in the Ghana Premier League.
Striker Yakubu Mohammed converted from the spot in the 3rd minute to give the Miners a 1-0 lead but in-form striker Mahatma Otoo equalised for Hearts with a 19th minute close range finish.
Midfielder Alhaji Sanie secured the maximum points for Bashir Hayford’s men with a gracious half-volley from inside the box.
Hearts were hoping to stretch their impressive form in the second round with a decent result at Obuasi but AshGold overcame them.
They found themselves behind early on when defender Stephen Tetteh handled the ball inside the box.
Yakubu Mohammed elected himself to send Tetteh Lugard the wrong way to register the opener for AshGold.
Romeo Agban tried to get Hearts on level terms powerful low drive but Fatau Dauda made a routine save to block the danger.
Hearts unleashed men forward in search of the much needed equaliser.
In 19 minutes, Otoo registered his 11th league goal of the campaign.
Bempah sent in a cross from the right and the AshGold defence failed to clear the danger.
Henri Traore missed his kicked and Otoo was at the right place to punish AshGold.
Emmanuel Osei should have been booked for a silly challenge on Latif Mohammed in the 29th minute.
Malik Akowuah went into the referee’s book for a bad foul on returnee Kofi Abanga on the 33rd minute mark
Mohammed thought he had restored the lead for AshGold when he pounced on a loose ball into an unguarded net but his effort was ruled out for an unfair challenge on Tetteh Lugard.
Hearts made early incursions after the break and won a corner kick but Yakubu Musah’s kick was collected by Fatau Dauda.
Joseph Mugre was sacrificed for Ollenu Ashitey in the 52nd minute and that almost yielded results.
The substitute found Otoo in space and the captain powered a fierce drive which was palmed to corner by Fatau.
Hearts were punished for some sloppy defending in the 57th minute.
A Yakubu Mohammed cross was feebly headed away by Tetteh and Sanie applied a simplistic control before slotting into the Hearts net.
Duncan shuffled his cards and introduced James Abban to take the place of Yakubu Musah but they failed to find the needed equaliser before the game ended.
AshantiGold handed Hearts of Oak their first defeat in the second round of the Ghana Premier League with a 2-1 home win on Sunday.
Berekum Chelsea 1 – 0 Faisal
Heart of Lions 0 – 0 Medeama SC
Aduana Stars 0 – 0 Arsenals
RTU 0 – 3 Wa All Stars
Kotoko 1 – 1 Dwarfs
Amidaus Profs. 0 – 3 Tema Youth
AshGold 2 – 1 Hearts of Oak
Ghana have no fears about the ages of their players going into the 2013 African Under-17 championships this weekend.
The Black Starlets participation in this age group competition has previously been blighted by talk of some of the players being over-aged.
Ghana, who are overly serious about their reputation for this competition, have tested all their players ahead of the competition.
The Ghana FA has put its vice-president Fred Crentsil in charge of the project to ensure that all the players presented by the country fall within the age category and must excel in the competition.
CAF will conduct MRI age-testing examination on all participating teams one day before the tournament kicks-off.
The scans of the bone density of wrists have been found to be accurate to within one percent for boys under the age 18.
The practice was first introduced by the continental governing body at the 2011 tournament in Rwanda.
Eight Gambian players failed that test.
Last year, it directed all national associations to conduct the test ahead of qualifiers.
Eighteen players from Nigeria and 10 from Ghana failed the test and were culled from their respective squads.
The competition opens on Saturday afternoon with hosts Morocco taking on Gabon at the Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca, with Tunisia to take the pitch against debutants Botswana immediately after.
Nigeria and Ghana, with Africa’s most illustrious record in international youth football, will clash in the most anticipated match of the group phase in Marrakech on Sunday evening, after Ivory Coast and Congo-Brazzaville would have done battle at the same venue.
The Black Starlets also play Congo on April 17 and Ivory Coast on April 20 in the group phase.