Ghanaian players abroad Sept 21-23
Posted: Monday, 24th September 2012 4 Comments comments so far - add yours!
Asamoah Gyan’s double in the UAE and Abdul Majeed Waris’ 19th league goal in Sweden dominated the headlines for Ghanaian players abroad.
Here is a comprehensive report on how others fared this weekend.
Kwadwo Asamoah was the star man for Juventus as he set up their second goal in the 2-0 victory over Chievo Verona.
The former Udinese man lasted the entire minutes for the Bianconeri while compatriot Isaac Cofiewarmed the bench for Chievo.
Midfielder Afriyie Acquah watched Parma’s 1-1 draw with Fiorentina from the bench.
Youngster Alfred Duncan was not used in Inter Milan’s 2-0 home defeat to Siena at the Giuseppe Meazza.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu was introduced in the 62nd minute for Udinese who narrowly defeated AC Milan 2-1 at the Stadio Friuli.
Retired Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.
In the Serie B, Genoa loanee Masahudu Alhassan scored six minutes from time to earn Novara a precious point at Hellas Verona in a 1-1 draw.
Parma loanee Bright Addae came off the bench to play 11 minutes for Crotone who failed to beat Bari at home, drawing 0-0.
Juve Stabia recorded another defeat at home in a 2-1 reverse to visiting Varese.
Daniel Kofi Agyei, the Fiorentina midfielder, lasted the entire match for Stabia while compatriot MaxwellAcosty missed the game to injury.
Nana Addo Mase Welbeck watched from the bench as his Brescia side drew 2-2 with Vicenza.
Sassuolo defeated Spezia 2-0 to open a three point lead at the top of the table.
Both Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and Yussif Raman Chibsah started the game for Sassuolo but the former was replaced after 73 minutes.
There was no Yaw Asante in the Grosseto team that drew 1-1 at Virtus Lanciano.
Anthony Annan was brought on after 85 minutes in Osasuna’s 3-1 defeat at Real Zaragoza.
Left-back Wakaso Mubarak saw red in Espanyol’s 1-0 loss away to Real Betis.
Winger Albert Adomah played the full regulation time for Bristol City who snatched a point at Watford in a 2-2 draw.
There was no Prince Buaben in the Watford team.Leicester City won their second straight game after defeating Hull City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.
Jeffrey Schlupp warmed the Leicester City bench.
In the Eredivisie, Nana Akwasi Asare made a return from injury to play 73 minutes for FC Utrecht who defeated Roda JC 1-0.
PEC Zwolle remained rooted to the foot of the table after losing 2-1 to FC Groningen at their own backyard.
Striker Fred Benson watched the entire game from the PEC Zwolle bench while Dutch-born Ghanaian Johan Kappelhof played at the heart of defence for Groningen.
Midfielder Kwame Quansah lasted the entire game for Heracles and helped them nick a point at Vitesse Arnhem in a one-all drawn game.
Youngster Kevin Tano continued his bench warming exercise for ADO Den Haag drew 1-1 with Ajax Amsterdam.
Winger Edwin Gyasi was handed the last one minute of FC Twente’s 1-0 win over Heerenveen.
In the Eerste Divisie, both Jonathan Opoku and Mitch Apau played for Veendam who emerged 2-1 losers at Emmen.
Former Asante Kotoko left-back Baba Abdul Rahman was named in the Greuther Furth side that drew 1-1at Wolfsburg but was an unused sub.
In the Bundesliga II, former Ghana U20 striker Kwame Nsor was introduced to play the last three minutes for Kaiserslautern who drew 1-1 with Hertha BSC.
In the Liga 3, former AshGold striker Eric Agyemang played 32 minutes for Arminia Bielefeld who lost 4-0 at Preußen Münster.
Phil Ofosu-Aryeh played the full regulation time for Rot-Weiß Erfurt who drew 1-1 with Kickers Offenbach.
Winger Ishmael Yartey came off the bench in the 77th minute to help Sochaux record their second straight win and catapult themselves out of the relegation zone.
Defender John Boye was at the heart of the Stade Rennes defence as they held Toulouse to a 2-2 drawn game at the Stadium Municipal.
Olympique Marseille made it six wins out of six after beating Evian TG 1-0 at the Stade Velodrome.
Andre Ayew lasted 80 minutes for the Olympians while Jordan Ayew was introduced after the hour mark.
Defender Jonathan Mensah played at the heart of defence for Evian while Rabiu Mohammed played 27 minutes for Evian TG.
In the Ligue 2, speedster Haminu Dramani failed to make Arles Avignon’s squad for their trip to Châteauroux which ended 1-1.
Dennis Appiah returned to the AS Monaco team and played the last five minutes of their 4-0 drubbing of Lens.
Former AshGold striker Shaibu Yakubu lasted 85 minutes for Enosis who shared the spoils with bottom-placed Paphos in a 1-1 drawn game.
Elsewhere at the Athlítiko Kentro Zenon,Carlos Ohene was introduced in the 72nd minute to replace Jonatan Aspas for Alki in their 3-1 defeat at APOEL Nicosia.
Jerry Akaminko was booked in the 15th minute and lasted 88 minutes for Eski?ehirspor who suffered a 3-2 loss at Kayserispor.
Veteran forward Godwin Attram lasted the entire match for Al Hajer who slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Al Raed.
Former Asante Kotoko striker Nathaniel Asamoah was an unused sub for Red Star Belgrade who pipped Hajduk Kula 1-0 to stay in second place.
Defensive midfielder Enock Adu-Kofi was replaced by Mikkel Beckmann on the 74th minute mark in Nordsjælland’s 1-1 draw with Randers FC.
Youngster Kamal Issah warmed the Nordsjælland bench.
Former U20 attacker Opoku Agyemang helped his Levski Sofia side to defeat Pirin Gotse Delchev 2-0 to move top of the table.
Black Stars defender Daniel Opare was out of the Standard Liege 18-man squad for their 2-1 home loss to Gent.
Abdul Yakeen Iddi was an unused substitute for KV Mechelen who coasted to a 3-0 victory over Mons.
Both Cofie Bekoe and Rahim Ayew watched SK Lierse’s 1-1 stalemate with Waasland-Beveren from the bench.
Stromsgodset were toppled from the top of the league table after losing 3-2 at Viking.
Trio Adam Kwarasey, Razak Nuhu and Bismark Adjei-Boateng played the entire game for Stroms while King Osei-Gyan was an unused sub by Viking.
Awal Issah-Mohammed warmed the bench for Rosenborg BK who suffered a 2-1 loss at Brann.
Elsewhere at the Skagerak Arena, 2007 Ghana U17 captain Paul watched from the bench as his Odd Grenland side drew 0-0 with Molde.
Ghana full-back Lee Addy played the full match for Dalian Aerbin who managed to squeeze past Qingdao Jonoon 2-1 at the Jinzhou Stadium.
In the J-League, Derek Asamoah played 58 minutes for Pohang Steelers who lost their first game in the league going down 2-1 to Seoul FC.
Striker Asamoah Gyan opened his season goal account by scoring a brace for Al Ain who lost 6-3 to Al Ahli at their own backyard.
Striker Kwame Amponsah-Karikari kept his impressive scoring run by coming off the bench to score in the 84th minute for AIK Stockholm who drew 2-2 at Norkopping.
Former New Edubiase United midfielder Ibrahim Moro was an unused by AIK.
Striker Abdul Majeed Waris registered his 19th league goal of the season by scoring the third for BK Hacken in their 3-0 victory at Djurgarden.
Ghana U20 attacker Nasiru Mohammed came off the bench for Hacken in the second half.