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Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng suffers relegation with English side Fulham

Published on: 03 May 2014
Derek Boateng struggled for game time at Fulham

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng has suffered relegation with Fulham just within a year of joining the English club.

The Cottagers fell to a crushing 4-1 loss to Stoke City on Saturday afternoon while Sunderland’s 1-0 win at Manchester United spelled doom for Felix Magath’s side.

A late consolation goal scored by Kieran Richardson did very little to save Fulham as goals from Peter Odemwingie, Marko Arntaunovic, Oussama Assaidi and Jonathan Walters crashed them to the Championship.

Fulham will now be exiting the Premier League after staying in contention for 13 years in the English top flight.

Their relegation serves further hurt for Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng who struggled for games after making his dream move to the Premier League last summer.

The 31-year-old who joined the side full of promise of regaining his form after a woeful spell in Ukraine with FC Dnipro made just three Premier League appearances for the Cottagers.

Boateng as a result is totally out of contention for a place in Ghana’s squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this June.

The ex Getafe man's future at Craven Cottage is now uncertain despite having one more year left to run on his existing deal.

He has been a journey man all through his football career which has seen him play in Israel, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Ukraine and England.


This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 05, 2014 08:03 am
    Poor guy!
  • Assisi says:
    May 03, 2014 07:27 pm
    What a shame Fulham has been relegated. I am also sad that Derek had very few games under his belt and may not go to the world cup this time round. However, I have no understanding why twitter is stuck on ghanasoccernet mobile page when you try to access the site. I cant even view anything on ghanasoccernet on my iphone. Can the administrator remove the twitter from ghanasoccernet so that we can view it only our mobiles as at the moment its almost impossible.