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Comprehensive wrap: How Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend

Posted On Sunday, 8th December 2013
Abdul Majeed Waris scored for Spartak Moscow

Abdul Majeed Waris scored for Spartak Moscow

Black Stars striker Abdul Majeed Waris was on the only Ghanaian player who scored in a top-flight league abroad over the weekend. 

But there were goals for Memphis Depay, Kwame Karikari and Dutch-born defender Johan Kappelhof.

Christian Atsu’s performance for Vitesse Arnhem also drew raving reviews in Holland.

GHANAsoccernet.com’s players abroad expert Akyereko Frimpong Manson has got all the updates on how the players fared for their clubs.

ENGLAND

Emmanuel Frimpong watched from the stands as Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

Derek Boateng lost his place in the Fulham team when they beat Aston Villa 2-0.

Michael Essien watched from the Chelsea bench in their 3-2 away loss to Stoke City.

Bernard Mensah failed to break into the Watford team for their game against Leeds United which ended 3-3.

Former Premiership sides Birmingham City and Middlesbrough settle for a 2-2 drawn game.

While Koby Arthur failed to make the Birmingham City cut, Albert Adomah played the full 90 minutes for Middlesbrough.

German-born Jeffrey Schulpp watched Leicester City’s 3-1 away defeat at Brighton&Hove Albion from the bench.

GERMANY

Kevin Boateng's Schalke lost to Leverkusen

Kevin Boateng’s Schalke lost to Leverkusen

Ghana star Kevin-Prince Boateng was in full time action for Schalke 04 who lost 2-1 at Borussia M’gladbach.

Karim Bellarabi played for Eintracht Braunschweig when they played against Hertha Berlin.

Elsewhere in the Bundesliga II, Baba Rahman played for Grether Furth in their 3-1 win over Sandhausen.

Ingolstadt managed a slim 2-1 away win over Energie Cottbus. Neither Charles Takyi nor Reagy Ofosu featured in the game for either sides.

Marcel Appiah played at right-back for Arminia Bielefeld in their 1-1 drawn game with Dynamo Dresden.

In the Liga 3, midfielder Evans Nyarko was in full time action for Borussia Dortmund II who hammered Elversberg 5-0. In the Elversberg team was a Ghanaian defender Frederick Kyereh.

Erich Berko played for Stuttgart II in their 1-1 draw with Chemnitzer FC.

Preußen Münster managed to ease past MSV Duisburg 2-1. Defender Phil Ofosu-Aryeh played for Duisburg.

In the Regionalliga, midfielder Kwame Kusi warmed the bench for Fortuna Koln in their 2-2 draw with Fortuna Düsseldorf.

FRANCE

Jordan Ayew played 15 minutes of Marseille’s 1-0 home defeat to Nantes. He came off the bench.

UAE

Emmanuel Clottey lasted 46 minutes for Al Dhafra when they beat Al Shaab 2-1 to move to ninth place.

Striker Asamoah Gyan scored a consolation goal for Al Ain in their 1-1 draw with Bani Yas in the Pro League.

CROATIA

Defender Lee Addy lasted the entire 90 minutes for Dinamo Kiev in their 4-1 thrashing of Osijek.

CYPRUS

Ghana keeper Richard Kingson missed Doxa’s 1-0 home loss to AEL Limassol with suspension but Enoch Ebo Andoh played 20 minutes for AEL.

Carlos Ohene did not make the trip with AEL.

Samed Oppong warmed the bench for Ethnikos Achna who lost 2-0 at home to APOEL.

Mustapha Quanyor lasted 66 minutes for Alki in their 5-2 defeat against AEK Larnaca.

SPAIN

Richmond Boakye-Yiadom scored the second goal for Elche in their 2-2 draw with Villarreal in the Copa Del Rey.

Neither Richard Boateng nor Clifford Aboagye was in the Granada team that won 2-0 against Alcorcón.

DENMARK

Midtjylland humbled AGF 3-0 to maintain a six-point lead at the top of the table. Defender Kolja Afriyie sat on the Midtjylland bench but Dominic Oduro was not in the AGF team.

Mohammed Abu‘s poor form did not allow him a place in the AGF team.

Davidson Drobo-Ampem was at the heart of defence for Esbjerg who lost 1-0 to Randers FC.

Danny Amankwaa watched from the bench as his København side beat Vestsjælland 1-0.

Kamal Issah failed to break into the Nordsjælland first team squad as they won 2-0 over OB.

RUSSIA

Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris came off the bench in the 68th minute and scored 20 minutes later for Spartak Moscow to hand them a 1-0 win over over FK Rostov.

Winger Wakaso Mubarak did not play for Rubin Kazan’ in their 0-0 draw with Lokomotiv Moscow on Saturday.

Though Rabiu Mohammed has returned to training, he was not in the Kuban Krasnodar team when held Anzhi to a 0-0 draw.

SWITZERLAND

Both Ishmael Yartey and Ebenezer Assifuah started the match for FC Sion who were beaten 2-0 at St Gallen. Assifuah was replaced late in the second-half of the game.

Attacker Samuel Afum is undergoing rehab and watched his BSC Young Boys side lost at FC Thun.

NETHERLANDS

Christian Atsu

Christian Atsu

Dutch-born winger Memphis Depay scored for PSV Eindhoven but his goal was not enough as Vitesse Arnhem hammered them 6-2 at the Philips Arena. Christian Atsu played the full 90 minutes for Vitesse and set up a goal.

Kwame Quansah and Matthew Amoah were both benched Heracles Almelo who beat Roda JC 3-1.

Defender Johan Kappelhof scored a consolation goal for FC Groningen who suffered a 2-1 home defeat to ADO Den Haag.

Go Ahead Eagles posted a comfortable 4-1 win over visiting PEC Zwolle. Tema-born forward Fred Benson played full throttle for PEC while Kodjo Amevor came off the bench after 79 minutes to play for GAE.

Defender Mitch Apau was at the heart of defence for RKC Waalwijk in their 2-2 draw with Cambuur.

Shadrach Eghan celebrating a goal with FC Twente

Shadrach Eghan celebrating a goal with FC Twente

Shadrach Eghan played 70 minutes for FC Twente in their 2-1 away win over AZ Alkmaar.

Attacker Elvis Manu was not selected by Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman when they won 2-1 at Heerenveen.

In the second-tier league Erixon Danso played full time for Dordrecht when they drew 1-1 with De Graafschap.

Swedish-born Patrick Amoah was a full-timer for Fortuna Sittard who lost 2-1 at Willem II.

Mustapha Yahaya was a second-half substitute by Jong Twente when they lost 2-0 at Almere City.

Jonathan Opoku came off the bench to score for OSS when they hammered fellow strugglers Achilles ’29 4-1 at their own backyard.

BELGIUM

Ghana versatile full-back Daniel Opare played the entire regulation minutes for Standard Liege who managed a 0-0 draw at OH Leuven.

Nana Akwasi Asre was replaced ten minutes from time by KAA Gent when they beat Lierse SK 3-1 at their own backyard.

Abraham Kudemor was axed from the Sporting Charleroi team when they drew 1-1 with Kortrijk.

Club Brugge compounded matters for KV Mechelen after handing down a 3-0 defeat to them.

Ghana midfielder Enock Adu-Kofi played the last nine minutes of regulation time for Club Brugge while French-born defender Jerry Vandam played at the heart of defence for Mechelen who finished with ten men.

Abdul Yakinu-Iddi was not in the Mechelen team.

Lokeren applied the brakes on KRC Genk after beating them 2-0 at their favourite Cristal Arena.

Bennard Kumordzi was booked in the 88th minute and played full time Genk but former Liberty Professionals starlet Eugene Ansah was not in the Lokeren team.

Frank Acheampong was introduced in the 69th minute by Anderlecht when they won 2-0 against Waasland-Beveren.

In the second-tier league Samuel Asamoah helped for AS Eupen who held SV Roeselare to a 2-2 draw.

ITALY

Kwadwo Asamoah was a 67th minute substitute for Juventus when they posted a 2-0 win over Bologna.

Inter Milan young midfielder Alfred Duncan played a crucial role for Livorno who held AC Milan to a 2-2 draw. Milan were forced to exclude Sulley Muntari from their squad because of injury.

Midfielder Emmanuel Agyemnag-Badu watched from the Udinese bench as they produced a magical performance to draw 3-3 with Napoli.

Elsewhere Isaac Cofie watched from the Genoa bench when they lost 2-1 at Cagliari. Strong-man Ahmed Barusso was axed from the Genoa first team as well as Said Ahmed Said.

Afriyie Acquah was introduced after 17 minutes by Parma in their game against Inter Milan at the Giuseppe Meazza. Young defender Isaac Donkor lost his place in the Inter team.

Chievo Verona posted a slim 1-0 away win over Sassuolo. Maxwell Acosty came off the bench in the 67th minute to play for Chievo but Raman Chibsah sat on the Sassuolo bench.

Massahudu Alhassan was booked in the 79th minute and lasted the entire duration of the game for Latina who lost 1-0 to Ternana with ten men.

Amidu Salifu was not in the Modena team when they suffered a 1-0 loss at Novara.

Mase Nana Addo Welbeck watched from the Brescia bench in their 2-1 win over Reggina.

TURKEY

In the Lig 1, Manisaspor emerged 3-1 victors over 1461 Trabzon. Former Hearts of Oak whizkid Torric Jebrin was booked in the 88th minute and played full-time while striker Shaibu Yakubu came off the Trabzon bench to play three minutes.

AIK Solna loanee Kwame Amponsah-Karikari scored his sixth league goal of the season for Bal?kesirspor in their 4-1 thrashing of Karsiyaka.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. Viper says:

    We have a good midfield and what seems to be a reliable attack,we just have to fortify our defense and sort the goalkeeping issue out.Looking at the squad,it will be extremely difficult for any other midfielder to break into the team unless the player is absolutely on form.I think we have personnels for the defence,we just have find the right combination for the defence and if Dauda doesn’t start playing,we simply drop him to the bench and play Kwarasey….Simple.

    • Zozo says:

      your point about the goalkeeping issue and our defence in general is right on point. My guess is Kwarasey should get the nod. We can’t take an inactive goalkeeper to the World cup.Do you have any news on John Mensah?

  2. Viper says:

    Yartey and Eghan,they can add some quality to the side…we will need some wingers,Dede to me, isn’t on form…

  3. Words says:

    Wakaso was chasing money.
    Now he is sitting on bench.He became one of Espanyols best players.

  4. GHFUO, be serious & change ur MENtality says:

    @WORDS. I SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT WAKASSO N RABIU, BUT PPL INSULTED ME. NOW LOOK. I SAID UNTIL WARRIS GOES TO A COMPETITIVE LEAGUE LIKE RUSSIA N DOES WELL. I CANT SUPPORT HIM. WARRIS IS DOING THAT SO HE WILL BE IN MY LIST OF STRIKERS. AA NEEDS NANA ASARE, LEE ADDY FOR EXPERIENCE N ABEYIE FOR THE RIGHT WING

  5. Magnum says:

    Opare,Atsu,K Asamoah,Waris,Boakye Yadom, Gyan,Yartey and some few more are regulars in their clubs. what are the rest of them doing on the bench?

  6. dadabee says:

    I watched Lafred Duncan and Afriyie Acquah during the weekend for their teams. Seriously we have good players in the pipeline. I dare say the shd be called for ‘Justify your inclusion’ exercise into the BS.





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