Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu leads the list of Ghanaian players who have hit top form for their clubs ahead of Friday’s deciding 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia.
The hard-tackling midfielder scored his first goal of the season to help Udinese clinch a 3-1 win over Parma in the Italian Serie-A on Sunday night.
Agyemang-Badu’s return to top form comes at a vital time and will excite Ghanaians as the Black Stars are preparing to face Zambia in the deciding 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Badu’s impressive overall performance capped with the goal was preceded by another consistent display by Kwadwo Asamoah for Juventus who thumped Lazio 4-1 a day earlier.
The skillful Ghanaian midfielder seems to have recovered from his late season decline last term to turn in another efficient 90 minutes display for the champions.
Yussif Raman Chibsah was also doing the business elsewhere even though his club Sassuolo suffered a humbling 4-1 defeat against Livorno.
Asamoah Gyan proved his fitness by lasting the entire duration for Al Ain in their UAE Super Cup defeat to Al Ahli on Friday night.
The Black Stars captain had suffered a knock in training prior to the game but showed no signs of pain in the match which eventually ended in a defeat for his team.
Kevin-Prince Boateng excelled on his debut for Schalke in their 2-0 win over Bayern Leverkusen on Saturday.
The 26-year-old who is making a Black Stars return after a two-year absence was a delight to watch on the field of play despite only joining the German club 24 hours earlier.
Rashid Sumaila played his first and second game for Mamelodi Sundowns within three days to help the side to a draw and a win against Platinum Stars and Golden Arrows respectively while Awal Mohammed also played full games for Maritzburg United in the South African top flight.
Adam Kwarasey and Razak Braimah also saw full time action for the respective clubs while Mahatma Otoo made his full debut for Sogndal in the Norwegian top flight.
Jonathan Mensah was again in full time action in Evian’s 2-1 win over Lyon while John Boye also came through 77 minutes unscathed on his injury return for Rennes.
Andre Ayew played 90 minutes for the fourth consecutive game for Marseille but ended up on the losing end as Les Phoceens were downed 2-1 by big spenders Monaco.
Richard Kissi-Boateng and Solomon Asante all started for TP Mazembe in their win over Bizertin in the CAF Confederations Cup as did Harrison Afful for Etoile du Sahel.
Daniel Opare was played the entire duration for Standard Liege over the weekend in the Belgian top flight with Frank Acheampong also starting for Anderlecht.
Abdul Majeed Waris got some few minutes for Spartak Moscow as he progresses in his injury comeback while Rabiu Mohammed played the entire duration of Kuban Krasnodar with Mubarak Wakaso leaving Rubin Kazan early to join the Black Stars camp.
Albert Adomah saw full time action for Middlesbrough.
Michael Essien and Samuel Inkkom did not play for their clubs but their experience will be vital for the Black Stars team against Zambia while Christian Atsu had just completed his loan move to Vitesse after signing for English giants Chelsea.