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Find out how Ghanaian players fared abroad during the weekend, Michael Essien warms Chelsea bench again

Published on: 23 September 2013

Ghanaian players enjoyed a drought weekend as none of them was able to find the net abroad. 

Chelsea got back to their winning ways after beating Fulham 2-0 at the Stamford Bridge.

Michael Essien watched the entire game from the Chelsea bench.

Ian Holloway did not consider Hiram Boateng in his Crystal Palace team as they lost 2-0 to Swansea City.

In the Npower Championship, youngster Koby Arthur did not play for Birmingham City who hammered Sheffield Wednesday 4-1.

German-born Jeffrey Schulpp came off the bench in the 65th minute to play for Leicester City in their 2-2 draw with Blackpool.

Albert Adomah was replaced in the 90th minute by Middlesbrough who drew 3-3 with AFC Bournemouth. Birmingham finished the game with ten men.


Club Brugge applied the brakes on Anderlecht after demolishing them 4-0 to move second on the table.

Winger Frank Acheampong played full throttle for Anderlecht and was booked in the 50th minute.

Former Ghana U17 midfielder Enock Adu-Kofi was introduced by Brugge in the last two minutes of the game.

Standard Liege perpetuated their unstoppable run in the league after beating Lokeren 2-1.

Daniel Opare set up the match winner for the Liege in the 45th minute of the first half.

Bennard Kumordzi was an unused substitute by KRC Genk who held Waasland-Beveren to a 0-0 draw at the Freethiel-Stadion.

Defender Richard Ofori watched from the stands as his Lierse SK won 2-0 over Kortrijk.

Abdul Yakinu-Iddi saw the entire action from the bench as his KV Mechelen side recorded an unconvincing 4-2 win over Mons.

French-born defender Jerry Vandam played full throttle for Mechelen.

KAA Gent needed an own-goal in the 54th minute to draw 1-1 with KV Oostende at their own backyard.

Nana Akwasi Asare was a full-timer for Gent.

In the Second Division, Dutch-born Kevin Tano scored on the 64th minute mark for Royal Antwerp when they demolished Vise 5-1 on Sunday.


In the Scottish Premier League Dutch-born former Kevin Luckassen was left out of the Ross County squad that beat Heart of Midlothians 2-1.


Alhassan Wakaso saw full time action for Rio Ave and helped them to draw 1-1 at Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Liga Sagres.

Haminu Dramani watched from the stands as his Gil Vicente side failed to beat Olhanense, drawing 1-1.

David Addy was sent off in the 61st minute after picking a second consecutive booking as Benfica SL beat his Vitória Guimarães 1-0.


Spartak Moscow returned to the summit of the Russian Premier League after beating CSKA Moscow in a derby clash on Saturday.

Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris did not play part of the game for Spartak Moscow - he warmed the bench.

Kuban Krasnodar slipped to a 3-0 home loss to Amkar Perm'. Rabiu Mohammed missed the game due to injury.

Wakaso Mubarak came off the bench in the 46th minute to play in Rubin Kazan's 2-1 home reverse to Tom' Tomsk.


PSV Eindhoven highlighted their superiority over Ajax Amsterdam after beating them 4-0 at the Philips Stadion.

Ghana-target Memphis Depay played full throttle for PSV.

Jeffrey Sarpong lasted the entire duration of the game and helped NAC Breda to beat AZ Alkmaar 3-0.

Ghanaian attacker Raymond Gyasi did not play for Alkmaar.

Elvis Manu did not play for Feyenoord Rotterdam who beat FC Utrecht 1-0.

Youngster Shadrach Eghan lasted 59 minutes for FC Twente who posted a 3-0 win over Heracles Almelo.

Midfielder Kwame Quansah played in midfield for Heracles but neither Matthew Amoah nor Edwin Gyasi was in the Heracles team.

Ten-man Cambuur managed to hold Go Ahead Eagles to a 0-0 draw at their own backyard.

Dutch-born defender Kodjo Amevor warmed the bench for Go Ahead Eagles.

Christian Atsu failed to make the first team squad of Vitesse Arnhem when they won 3-0 over PEC Zwolle.

Ghana-born former Dutch youth international Fred Benson lasted 46 minutes for PEC Zwolle.

Defender Johan Kappelhof was a pillar in defence for Groningen in their 4-1 win over KRC Waalwijk.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Papadinho says:
    September 23, 2013 01:09 pm
    GSN you guys are very stupid!!! Baboons!!! Atsu is still waiting for his paper. You guys should stop dem nonsense of false publishing. Time ro didos this site
  • Shut up says:
    September 23, 2013 04:36 pm
    Hé my dear go and kiss boko haram ass and stop annoying us.
  • ohthree says:
    September 23, 2013 04:19 pm
    Hahahahahaha.And they boast of themselves as "Brazil of Africa".Hahahahahahaha.A gaynaian couldnt even get a goal for lower division teams or scandanavian teams.Lol.That sums up what your players really are:- Amateurs.This has never ever happened to nigeria and can/would never happen.How on earth can a nigerian not get a goal in the whole of europe in a weekend??.Impossible.Ghanaian players are really overrated by their fellow gaynaians.
  • Sunnypa says:
    September 23, 2013 05:23 pm
    Black country couldn't score even half a goal even a mikel gum Essien Gay ass on d bench with an Awesome Goal to finally end the chelsea career of Mourinho's only son...Gayssien may be lucky to play swindon and some capital one and F.A cup games after wasting his energy during pre-season...God punish Gaysbian
  • Tonyayo says:
    September 23, 2013 05:33 pm
    Yaeh u are right @papadiho atsu is jet 2 get his work pemit pls go 4 de right info