Ghanasoccernet.com picks the star performers among Ghanaian players abroad during the weekend.
Real Madrid star Michael Essien has found his way into the starting line-up as well as France-based Ishmael Yartey and Anthony Annan.
Adam L Kwarasey – Stromsgodset (Norway)
The Ghana No.1 guarded his post well for Stromsgodset in their top-of-the-table clash against Molde which ended one-all. Kwarasey made some pinpoint saves which helped his side escape from the game with a point that has kept their title hopes alive.
Jerry Akaminko – Eski?ehirspor (Turkey)
Jerry was a pillar in defence for Eski?ehirspor as they posted a 5-1 win over struggling Eski?ehirspor in the Turkish Süper Lig on Sunday. His presence in defence limited the visitors’ chances in upfront.
Dennis Appiah – AS Monaco (France)
The young man took charge of the AS Monaco defence after he was introduce at the start of the second half and marshalled the lines with a touch of command. With the leaders down by a man before the break, he was able to combine duties and helped secure the points.
David Addy - Vitória Guimarães (Portugal)
The ex FC Porto left-back was in fine shape for Vitória Guimarães in their 6-1 drubbing of lower-tier side Vilaverdense in the Taça de Portugal. He set up the four goal for his side in the win.
Anthony Annan – Osasuna (Spain)
After being replaced after just 30 minutes in last weekend’s defeat at Athletic Club, the Schalke 04 loanee made a big statement about his form in a game in which Osasuna shared the spoils with Real Betis in a 0-0 draw. He set up the mood for a thrilling game in midfield and he overly impressed.
Ishmael Yartey – FC Sochaux (France)
Sochaux may have Sébastian Roudet to thank for levelling the scoring in the 56th minutes but it was Ishmael Yartey’s vision that helped the equaliser. The former FC Servette playmaker was quick in his judgement to lay the pass for the French international to fire home from 25 yards.
Kwadwo Asamoah – Juventus (Italy)
After being passed fit by Juventus doctors to play in the big clash at the Juventus Arena, Asamoah was one of the key figures in the 2-0 win over Napoli. The 24-year-old playmaker pulled the strings and displayed a great ability of passing range and vision on the left side of midfield.
Michael Essien – Real Madrid (Spain)
With left-backs Marcelo and Fábio Coentrão missing in action, Jose Mourinho deployed the Chelsea loanee on the left-back and he was a big hit. Essien cut the Celta de Vigo attack from the left and joined the attack occasionally. His 68th minute incisive cross was headed just wide by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Wakaso Mubarak – Espanyol (Spain)
Wakaso who earned his Ghana debut in the 1-0 win over Malawi, holds down his place in the team for his impressive form in Espanyol’s 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano. The former Villarreal man gave a good account of himself in the game.
Nathaniel Ohene Asamoah – Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)
The former Asante Kotoko striker came off the bench to put his name on the score-sheet when his Red Star Belgrade side dismantled BSK Bor?a 7-2 at the Stadion Crvena Zvezda. Asamoah was thrown into the game just before the restart and he made use of the gilt-edged chance he had 15 minutes later, darting his strike to the top root corner of the net.
Abdul Majeed Waris – BK Hacken (Sweden)
Though the 21-year-old was unable to find the net in Hacken’s 2-1 win at Mjällby, his dangerous attacking instincts was always present. Waris burst forward in an explosive move from the Hacken side that saw him outrun five Mjällby defenders. He was rated 8/10.
Christian Atsu – FC Porto
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie – Panathinaiko
Kwame Quansah – Heracles Almelo
MAxwell Boadu Acosty – Juve Stabia
Rabiu Mohammed – Evian TG
Jonathan Mensah – Evian TG
John Pantsil – Hapoel Tel Aviv