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Comprehensive wrap: How Ghanaian players fared abroad

Posted On Monday, 12th August 2013
Frank Acheampong celebrating his goal for Anderlecht

Frank Acheampong celebrating his goal for Anderlecht

Few Ghanaian players got on target for their clubs over the weekend with only Frank Acheampong and Maxwell Acosty, the recognisable top-flight players getting on target and there was also debuts for Mahatma Otoo and Albert Adomah.

Dutch-born Erixon Danso also scored twice in the Dutch second-tier league while Albert Adomah and Mahatma Otoo marked their debuts for their respective clubs.

ENGLAND

Winger Albert Adomah marked his debut for Middlesbrough by playing full time for them in their 1-0 win at Charlton Athletics.

Leeds United managed to hold Leicester City to a 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium. Former Man United trainee Jeffrey Schulpp warmed the bench for Leicester City.

Youngster Koby Arthur watched from the Birmingham City bench as they beat Yeovil Town 1-0 in the Championship on Saturday.

Birmingham City loanee Akwasi Asante played full time for Shrewsbury Town when they lost 3-0 at Leyton Orient.

Striker Patrick Agyemang saw 87 minutes of action for Portsmouth who drew 2-2 at Accrington Stanley.

BELGIUM

Lokeren nicked a vital away draw after hold Kortrijk to a 3-3 at their own backyard. Defender Dennis Odoi who is of a Ghanaian parentage played full time for Lokeren.

Defender Isaac Ofori missed Lierse SK’s 1-1 draw with Cercle Brugge with injury.

Abraham Kudemor also missed Sporting Charleroi’s 2-1 win over Mons as he was not named in their squad.

KV Mechelen claimed a vital away point from their game with Waasland-Beveren after drawing 0-0.

Attacker Abdul Yakinu-Iddi missed the game while former Lille defender Jerry Vandam watched the entire action from the Mechelen bench.

Former Ghana U17 star midfielder Enock Adu-Kofi played full throttle for Club Brugge as they shared the spoils with Zulte-Waregem in a 1-1 draw.

Winger Frank Acheampong came off the bench to score his debut goal for Anderlecht who hammered Gent 4-1 in the Pro League.

Daniel Opare was booked on the 39th minute mark and played the entire regulation minutes for Standard Liege when they beat Genk 2-0 at the Cristal Arena.

Midfielder Bennard Kumordzi came off the substitute bench to play the last ten minutes of the game for Genk.

In the Second Division, Dutch-born Ghanaian forward Kevin Tano scored for  FC Antwerp who posted a heavy 7-2 win over Heist.

NETHERLANDS FC Twente recorded their first win of the season by trouncing nine-man Feyenoord Rotterdam 4-1 at their own backyard.

Starlet Shadrack Eghan gatecrashed the Twente starting line-up and played the entire 90 minutes as they recorded a sensational win but Edwin Gyasi was not picked for the game.

PSV Eindhoven made it two wins out of two after hammering bottom-placed NEC 5-0 at the Philips Stadion. Dutch-born winger Memphis Depay saw 62 minutes of action for PSV.

New-boys Go Ahead Eagles recorded a 2-1 win over ADO Den Haag and defender Mawouna Kodjo Amevor played the entire 90 minutes for Go Ahead Eagles as they booked victory.

NAC Breda crashed to a 2-0 home defeat to Heerenveen in their second game of the campaign. Midfielder Jeffrey Sarpong played in midfield for them.

Pair Matthew Amoah and Kwame Quansah played the full 90 minutes for Heracles Almelo when they suffered a 3-1 home loss to PEC Zwolle.

Striker Fred Benson also saw 76 minutes of action for the visitors.

Youngster Raymond Gyasi was not picked by AZ Alkmaar for their 3-2 win over Ajax Amsterdam.

In the second-tier league, winger Erixon Danso scored a double for Dordrecht who beat Achilles ’29 4-1.

Young midfielder Mustapha Yahaya lasted the entire regulation minutes for Jong Twente when they lost 1-0 to MVV.

Acosty scored from a header for Chievo Verona

Acosty scored from a header for Chievo Verona

SCOTLAND

In the Scottish Premier League Kevin Luckassen was left out of the Ross County squad that lost 3-1 to St Patricks at home.

FRANCE

Ghana pair Rabiu Mohammed and Jonathan Mensah both started and finished the game for Evian TG when they drew 1-1 against Sochaux in the Ligue 1.

Center-back John Boye missed Rennes 2-1 win over Reims with injury.

Brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew both played for Olympique Marseille when they posted a 3-1 win over returnees Guingamp.

In the Ligue 2, defender Dennis Appiah was at the heart of defence for Caen who defeated Laval 2-1.

PORTUGAL FC Porto lifted the Portuguese Super Cup after beating Vitória Guimarães 3-0 at the Estádio Municipal de Aveiro.

Left-back David Addy played 90 minutes for Vitória Guimarães but Christian Atsu was left out of the Porto team.

NORWAY

Ghana striker Mahatma Otoo marked his debut for Sogndal in the Norwegian top-flight on Saturday but his side lost 2-1 to Molde.

He came off the bench after 67 minutes to play his debut game for his new club.

King Osei-Gyan lasted the entire duration of the game for Viking who nicked a vital away point after drawing 1-1 at Odd.

Youngster Bismark Adjei-Boateng and Adam Kwarasey each started for Stromsgodset who were held to a 2-2 draw by Rosenborg. Defender Razak Nuhu missed the game with injury.

Winger Ernest Asante was a full-timer for IK Start when they posted a 3-1 win over Vålerenga.

In the second-tier league, former Liverpool defender Godwin Antwi was introduced in second-half stoppage-time by Bodø / Glimt who beat Bryne 5-3.

Ranheim crashed Kongsvinger 5-1 to underline their superiority in the second-tier league and Swedish-born Edward Owusu played the full 90 minutes for Kongsvinger.

Former Ghana U17 captain Paul Addo was in full time action for Strømmen who lost 3-2 to Stabaek.

DENMARK

Former St Pauli defender Davidson Drobo-Ampem helped Esbjerg to demolish AGF 5-1 in the Danish top-flight.

Young midfielder Dominic Oduro came off the bench in the 73rd minute to play for part of the game for AGF.

Youngster Kamal Issah was axed from the Nordsjælland team when they drew 2-2 with København.

Defender Kolja Afriyie watched from the bench as his Midtjylland won 3-1 over Randers FC.

22-year-old Kevin Niclas Mensah was a 66th minute substitute for Viborg as they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Brondby.

UKRAINE

Samuel Inkoom watched from the stands at the Dnipro Arena when his Dnipro FC won 1-0 over Hoverla.

Dominic Adiyiah was an unused substitute by Arsenal Kiev who lost 2-0 at Metalurh Donetsk.

UNITED STATES

Kofi Frimpong Sarkodie was a full timer for Houston Dynamo who lost 1-0 at Real Salt Lake.

Striker Patrick Nyarko missed Chicago Fire’s 1-0 win over Montreal Impact but midfielder Quincy Amarikwa came off the bench to play 14 minutes.

Striker Dominic Oduro set up a goal for Columbus Crew when they won 2-0 against New York Red Bulls.

Gershon Kwoffie returned from injury to play the full 90 minutes for Vancouver Whitecaps when they beat San Jos Earthquakes.

SWITZERLAND

Young Boys Bern perpetuated their dominance in the Super League as they thumped Aarau 4-0 to make it five wins out of five.

Attacker Samuel Afum came off the bench to help their victory. Elsewhere winger Ishmael Yartey was rested by FC Sion who held Grasshoppers to a 0-0 draw.

SWEDEN

AIK Solna suffered their fourth defeat of the season after losing 1-0 at Malmo FF.

Ibrahim Moro came off the bench to replace Robin Quaison in the 70th minute but Ebenezer Ofori was not picked by AIK.

Nasiru Mohammed missed BK Hacken’s 2-0 home loss to Oster with injury.

Joachim Adukor and Zakaria Abdullai warmed the bench for Gefle IK when they beat Mjällby 2-1.

Helsingborg and Norrköping drew 0-0 and David Accam missed the game but Ema Boateng played 86 minutes for the Helsingborg.

Daniel Amartey started for Djurgarden in their 3-0 humiliation at Brommapojkarna. Godsway Donyoh and Yussif Chibsah were both introduced after the break.

ROMANIA

Muniru Sulley played the last seven minutes for CFR Cluj when they beat Viitorul Constan?a 2-0.

Frank Wiafe Danquah was an unused sub by Brasov who lost 2-1 to Boto?ani.

Neither Sadat Bukari nor Seidu Yahaya was involved in Astra Giurgiu’s 3-1 win over Universitatea Cluj.

CROATIA

Lee Addy did not travel with the Dinamo Zagreb side that drew 1-1 against Hrvatski Dragovoljac.

FRIENDLIES

Midfielder Michael Essien started for Chelsea and played the entire first half for the Blues when they beat AS Roma 2-1.

Maxwell Boadu Acosty scored and set up a goal for Chievo Verona when they beat Atalanta 3-2.

Wakaso Mubarak missed Espanyol’s friendly against Tottenham Hotspur which ended 1-1.

Emmanuel Frimpong failed to make the Arsenal squad when they won 3-1 over Manchester City.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. Naija ninja says:

    Hmmn look at the gaynians rotting in the bench for mediocre clubs.Majority of the players mentioned here couldnt even get into the starting lineups of mediocre clubs.Being an unused sub or a dying minutes sub for mediocre clubs like many mentioned above means you are a poor player.Its amusing Inkoom a regular for your national team cant make the lineup for a tiny club Dnipro or even come in as a sub.Your hero adiyah is rotting in the bench for a tiny ukrainian club Arsenal kiev.And many more.So much to boast of your talented ghanians warming the benches for poor clubs in europe.

  2. Saha says:

    Just look at your name naija ninja how can your country be peace stupid

  3. theprince says:

    Instead of u to think about how to get rid of the boko haram in ur country u are rather here insulting peaceful Ghanaians, and u expect peace in ur country.sorry

  4. ozone says:

    Lol @ naija ninja.These gaynians love to use the weapon ‘boko haran’ when they argue with us.I thought dis site is for FOOTBALL.Are boko haran footballers??

  5. Riquelme says:

    @Ozone, I don’t know 4 dem o. Majority of dis players are benchwarmers playing in a lowly scadinavian league in europe.. Dinipiro kiev? Hav neva heard dis name b4.

  6. Rosky says:

    @naija ninja, u r indeed ryt, i dnt knw y our stupid coach calls dem i min de benchwarmers, maybe he is corrupt (bribe taker)

  7. Dan says:

    @ naija ninja we always use the low and the weak to score ur so call high profile players . Shame

  8. naija ninja says:

    That was more than 3 yrs ago u beat us last.We were not as strong then.Your present ghanian squad cant beat us.For that reason,i pray you beat zambia.I’ll just hope there’ll be a miracle that we would play against ghana in the last round of the qualifiers.So we can beat u once and for all

  9. Kojo Mensah says:

    Kindy lemme know of whats going on in Serbia top flight. I understand there some good guys there, thanks @GSN





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