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Comprehensive wrap: Performance of Ghanaian players abroad, Waris, Accam and Tetteh on target

Published on: 17 March 2014
Waris celebrating his goal for Valenciennes

Abdul Majeed Waris lifted Valenciennes to victory over Jonathan Mensah's Evian TG after scoring in the 62nd minute in the Ligue 1 while David Accam got on the double for Helsingborg in the Swedish Cup.

There were goals for Aziz Tetteh, Jonathan Opoku, Thomas Partey, Shaibu Yakubu, Emmanuel Banahene and Zain Musah in other games. Afriyie Acquah and Christian Atsu also earned praises for their performances.'s Akeyerko Frimpong Manson has a lowdown on how Ghanaian stars fared abroad over the weekend for their clubs.


Andre Ayew returned from a short injury to play the entire 90 minutes for Olympique Marseille in their 1-1 stalemate with Stade Reims on Friday. Andre was booked in the 72nd minute.

Jordan Ayew watched from the stands when his Sochaux side coasted to a 2-0 win over Lorient. Jordan was sent off in last weekend's game against Paris Saint-Germain and was ineligible to play.

Defender John Boye lasted the entire regulation minutes of Stade Rennes who succumbed to a 3-2 home defeat to Toulouse at the Route de la Lorient.

Black Stars striker Abdul Majeed Waris scored on the second week running when he netted in the 62nd minute to help Valenciennes to narrowly beat Evian Thonon Gaillard 1-0 at the Parc de Sports. Defender Jonathan Mensah came off the bench after 86 minutes to play for Evian.

In the Ligue 2, Kwame Nsor could not travel with Metz because of injury when they beat Châteauroux 1-0 at their own backyard.

Elsewhere in the fifth-tier league, former Ghana U17 captain Charles Boateng played 78 minutes for Avranches who managed a 5-4 win over Villenave on Saturday.


Derek Boateng failed to make the Fulham first team squad when they recorded their first win since mid-January after beating Newcastle United 1-0 at the Craven Cottage.

In the Championship, winger Albert Adomah was a full-timer for Middlesbrough who held AFC Bournemouth to a 0-0 drawn game at the The Goldsands Stadium.

In other games, teenager Koby Arthur was not in the Birmingham City team that suffered a 4-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

At the Kings Power Stadium, versatile attacker Jeffrey Schulpp played full throttle for Leicester City who tightened their grip at the top of the table with a 3-1 hammering of Blackpool.

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong was replaced on the hour mark by Barnsley who took a 3-0 battering at Watford.

In the League Two, Carlisle and Stevenage shared the spoils in a 0-0 drawn tie on Saturday. Former Liverpool youngster David Amoo played the entire 90 minutes for Carlisle while former Manchester City defender Curtis Obeng was in defence for Stevenage.

Crystal Palace loanee Hiram Boateng warmed the bench for Crawley Town who posted a narrow 1-0 win over Colchester City.


In the Bundesliga I, attacker Karim Bellarabi cancelled out a Luiz Gustavo 35th minute strike for Wolfsburg in the 48th minute to help Eintracht Braunschweig draw 1-1 with Wolfsburg.

On Friday Kevin-Prince Boateng played the full 90 minutes for Schalke 04 who came from behind to post a 2-1 win over Augsburg. The midfielder was booked in the 35th minute but compatriot Anthony Annan was unused by Schalke in the game.

In the Bundesliga II, defender Marcel Appiah was in defence for Arminia Bielefeld who slipped to a 1-0 loss against Sandhausen.

2013 Ghana U20 full-back Baba Abdul Rahman was not in the Greuther Furth team that split points with Union Berlin in a 1-1 draw.

Midfielder Charles Takyi was an unused substitute Energie Cottbus who posted a narrow 1-0 win over Karlsruher.

Reagy Ofosu failed to make the Ingolstadt first team squad when they slipped to a 1-0 home loss to FSV Frankfurt.

In the Liga 3, Frederick Kyereh was not in the RB Leipzig team when they beat VfL Osnabruck 1-0.

Phil Ofosu-Aryeh played 90 minutes for Duisburg in their 1-0 win over Holstein Kiel. George Sebastian Kelbel sat on the bench for Kiel.

Evans Owusu Nyarko was in full time action for Borussia Dortmund II who managed a slim 1-0 win over Saarbrücken.

Canadian-born Ghanaian defender Randy Edwini-Bonsu came off the bench in the 71st minute to play for Stuttgarter Kickers who lost 3-0 to Chemnitzer FC.


Youngster Godfred Donsah was on the Hellas Verona bench when Inter Milan posted a 2-0 victory over them on Saturday at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.

Inter Milan loanee Alfred Duncan came off the bench in the 73rd minute to play for Livorno who beat Bologna with nine men.

Sassuolo cruised to a 3-1 win over Catania. Midfielder Raman Chibsah and Kingsley Boateng were both on the Sassuolo and Catania benches respectively.

Afriyie Acquah set up the second goal for Parma against AC Milan

Parma compounded AC Milan's miseries by thrashing them 4-2 at the San Siro. Afriyie Acquah assisted Parma's second goal and played 80 minutes for Parma. But Michael Essien was changed just after 8 minutes while Sulley Muntari warmed the Milan bench. Youngster Solomon Nyantakyi sat on the Parma bench.

Kwadwo Asamoah played full throttle for Juventus who posted a 1-0 win over Genoa. Isaac Cofie missed the game with suspension.

Former Inter Milan youth team player Isaac Ntow came off the Brescia bench in the 76th to mark his Serie B debut when they lost 2-0 at Palermo.

Amidu Salifu played 58 minutes for Modena who shared the spoils with Empoli in a 0-0 draw.

2012 Ghana AFCON defender Masahudu Alhassan was red-carded in the 65th as his Latina side lost 1-0 to Trapani.

Fiorentina loanee Maxwell Acosty played 90 minutes for Carpi but he could not shine as Cittadela beat them with ten men.

Genoa loanee Moro Al-Hassan was on the Cesena bench when Siena nailed them 1-0.

In the Lega Pro 1, Daniel Kofi Agyei was not in the Benevento team when they drew 2-2 with Pisa.

Former AC Milan primavera midfielder Edmund Etse Hottor was in action for Nocerina who lost 3-0 to Salernitana.

Former Ghana U20 defender Bright Addae scored in the 37th minute for Gubbio against Barletta and was red-carded in the 87th minute.

Caleb Ekuban played full throttle for Lumezzane but he could not find the net in their 2-1 loss against Vicenza.

Memphis Depay scored the winner for PSV Eindhoven


Fatau Mohammed held down his place in the Granada FC starting line-up and played the entire 90 minutes for them in their 3-3 drawn game against Getafe on Friday night. Countryman Richard Boateng was on the Granada bench.

Richmond Boakye-Yiadom came off the bench to play the last 19 minutes for Elche FC who settled for a 0-0 draw with bottom-placed Real Betis.

In the Segunda Division, Thomas Partey scored on the second week running for Real Mallorca who beat Tenerife 2-0 on Sunday night.

In the Segunda B, Isaac Appiah played for Atletico Madrid II when they drew 0-0 with Puerta Bonita.

Paul Quaye played the full 90 minutes for Espanyol II who defeated Prat 1-0.

Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Michael Anaba played for Elche FC in their 0-0 stalemate with Ontinyent.

In the Tercera Division, Zain Musah scored the opening goal in the 8th minute for Ud-Sanse Reyes when they drew 1-1 with Alcobendas Sport on Sunday.


Christian Atsu against PSV

Christian Atsu was in fine shape for Vitesse Arnhem who lost 2-1 to PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie. Memphis Depay scored the match-winner for PSV.

Attacker Elvis Manu set up the second goal and scored the match winner for Cambuur who posted a 3-2 win over RKC Waalwijk. Dutch-born Mitch Apau was replaced in the 75th minute.

Kwame Quansah came off the bench in 46th minute to play for Heracles Almelo who coasted to a 2-1 win over Roda JC. Matthew Amoah was unused by Heracles while Edwin Gyasi was not in the team.

Johan Kappelhof was in defence for Groningen who lost 2-1 to ADO Den Haag.

Shadragh Eghan came off the bench in the 84th minute to play for FC Twente who beat AZ Alkmaar 2-1.

PEC Zwolle enhanced their chances of qualifying for next season's Europa League after beating Go Ahead Eagles 2-0. Striker Fred Benson sat on the PEC bench. Kodjo Amevor came off the bench in the 86th minute to play for GAE.

Jeffrey Sarpong was introduced in the 65th minute by NAC Breda who held leaders Ajax Amsterdam to a 0-0 draw.

In the Second-tier league, Dutch-born Jonathan Opoku scored the second goal for Oss who whitewashed Emmen 8-0 on Friday.

Swedish-born Ghanaian Patrick Amoah came off the bench to play for Fortuna Sittard who drew 1-1 with Helmond Sport.

Defender Kevin Tete was in full time action for Jong Ajax who beat Achilles '29 2-1. Elton Acolatse was not in the Ajax team.

Erixon Danso was replaced on the hour mark by Dordrecht who posted a 2-0 win over VVV Venlo.


Daniel Opare returned to the Standard Liege first team squad and played 82 minutes in their 1-1 with drawn game with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Thomas Partey celebrating goal with his team-mates

Lokeren sneaked past Lierse SK with a 2-1 victory. Ghana youth attacker Eugene Nana Ansah came off the bench to play a cameo role for Lokeren.

KV Mechelen suffered their second straight defeat after Sporting Charleroi drilled them 3-0 at their own backyard. Former Heart of Lions midfielder Abraham Kudemor started the game for Sporting and was replaced in the 66th minute. With attacker Abdul Yakinu-Iddi missing with injury, French-born Ghanaian defender Jerry Vandam was at the heart of defence for Mechelen.

KRC Genk managed to return from their trip to Kortrijk with a vital away point after drawing 2-2. Ghana midfielder Bennard Kumordzi was booked in the49th minute and played the entire 90 minutes for Genk.

Zulte-Waregem applied the brakes on Nana Akwasi Asare's KAA Gent after beating them 1-0 at the GHELAMCO-arena. Nana Asare was booked in the 80th minute and played the entire 90 minutes for Gent.

Anderlecht recorded a 4-0 comprehensive win over KV Oostende. Injured winger Frank Acheampong watched the game from the stands at the Stade Constant Vanden Stock.

Enock Adu Kofi was not in the Club Brugge side that edged Cercle Brugge 2-0.

In the Second Division, Stephen Asamoah was replaced in the 90th minute by AS Eupen who beat Lommel United 3-2.

Dutch-born Kevin Tano came off the bench to score the second goal for FC Antwerp who beat Westerlo 2-0.


Defender Jerry Akaminko was at the heart of defence for Eski?ehirspor when they posted a 1-0 win over Elaz??spor.

In the second-tier league, Richard Kingson was in post for Balikesirspor when they drew 1-1 with Ankaraspor. Striker Kwame Karikari missed the game with injury.

?anl?urfaspor emerged 4-3 victors over 1461 Trabzon. Striker Emmanuel Banahene scored the match-winner in the 65th minute for ?anl?urfaspor while former AshGold striker Shaibu Yakubu came off the bench to score in the 73rd minute for Trabzon. Torric Jebril was not in the Trabzon team for the game.


David Accam is mobbed by Helsingborg players after scoring second goal

In the Svenska Cupen, striker David Accam scored twice for Helsingborg IF in their 5-1 thrashing of Syrianska FC on Sunday. Compatriot Ema Boateng came off the bench to play the last 30 minutes for Helsingborg.

Daniel Amartey and Yussif Chibsah played for Djurgarden posted a 4-1 win over Halmstad BK.

Nasiru Mohammed was an unused substitute by BK Hacken who thrashed Mjällby 3-0. 19-year-old midfielder Kwame Bonsu also warmed the Mjällby bench.

Former Heart of Lions striker Benjamin Fadi was not in the Värnamo that lost 2-0 toHudiksvall.


In the Super League, former Hearts of Oak striker Samuel Afum was an unused substitute by Young Boys Bern who drew 1-1 against St Gallen.

FC Sion crashed to a 4-2 away defeat to Grasshoppers. 2013 Ghana U20 forward Ebenezer Assifuah came off the bench to play 37 minutes for Sion while Ishmael Yartey warmed the bench.

In the Challenge League, Swiss youth international of Ghanaian descent Kofi Ntiamoah Nimeley was in full time action for Locarno who lost 4-1 to Chiasso.


David Addy was dropped by Vitória Guimarães for their 2-0 home reverse against Paços de Ferreira.

Haminu Dramani was not in the Gil Vicente side that lost 2-1 against Rio Ave.

In the second-tier league, Alhassan Wakaso missed Portimonense's 2-0 win over Marítimo II with suspension.


Former Ghana captain John Mensah played his second game for FC Nitra in their 2-1 loss against Senica on Saturday.


In the Absa Premier League, Edwin Gyimah came off the bench to play the last 20 minutes for SuperSport United who drew 1-1 with Bloemfontein Celtic.

Rashid Sumaila was a full-timer for Mamelodi Sundowns who beat Polokwane City 1-0.

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda was on the Orlando Pirates bench when they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Kaizer Chiefs.

Abdul Basit was an unused substitute by Free State Stars who thrashed Wits University 3-1. Goalkeeper Daniel Agyei was not in the Free State Stars team for the game.

Winger Frank Sarfo-Gyamfi played 59 minutes for Maritzburg United in their 3-1 home reverse to AmaZulu. Defender Awal Mohammed was on the bench.


Dutch-born Kevin Luckassen was not in the Ross County team when they beat St Johnston 1-0.

Prince Buaben helped Patrick Thistle to a 3-1 home triumph over Hibernian. Arsenal loanee Daniel Boateng was not in the Hibernian team for the game.


Abdul Aziz Tetteh scored in the 69th minute for Platanias in their 7-0 humiliation of Kalloni. Defender Samuel Inkoom was booked in the 64th minute and played full throttle for Platanias.


In the Major Soccer League, Khalif Alhassan was not in the Portland Timbers team when they drew 1-1 with Chicago Fire. Striker Patrick Nyarko came off the bench in the 76th minute but got sent off ten minutes later.

Charles Sapong played 46 minutes for Sporting Kansas in their 1-1 drawn game with Dallas FC.


Wakaso Mubarak came off the Rubin Kazan bench in the 84th minute when they posted a 3-1 win over Volga.

Rabiu Mohammed is still out with injury and missed Kuban' Krasnodar's 1-1 drawn game with Dinamo Moscow.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • yaw2 says:
    March 17, 2014 05:14 am
    Great performance from Ghana players overseas.. Keep up the good work and stay free from injuries ...
  • access says:
    March 17, 2014 05:47 am
    Keep the fire burning.
  • genuwine says:
    March 17, 2014 09:28 am
    what performance are you talking , nothing special , just an average performance , and most of our player plays in mediocre leagues , they have to explode so that they can excel in Brazil
  • Papadinho says:
    March 17, 2014 04:19 pm
    Dauda -_-