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Ghanaian players abroad Team-of-the-Week: November 2-4

Published on: 07 November 2012 selects top Ghanaian performers across the major leagues in Europe and elsewhere. 

Dutch-born young defender Mitch Apau who plays for second-tier side Veendam has found his way into the team while Nana Akwasi Asare holds down his place.

Formation: 4-1-3-2

Adam Kwarasey - Stromsgodset

With just two games left to decide the fate of the Norwegian Eliteserien title, Stromsgodset needed the maximum points against contenders Rosenborg. Ghana first choice goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey made three wonderful saves to help the Drammen-based side secure the points in a 2-1 victory.

Harrison Afful - Esperance de Tunis

The 26-year-old took his last bite of the Caf Champions League finals lasting 73 minutes in the one-all stalemate in the first leg against Al Ahli. The former Asante Kotoko defender is deployed at right-back.

Razak Nuhu - Stromsgodset

The 21-year-old impressed in the 81 minutes he lasted for Stromsgodset in their 2-1 win over Rosenborg Bk. He set up Ola Kamara for the opening goal for Stroms.

Mitch Apau - Veendam

Though the Dutch Eerste Divisie is a second-tier league, the 22-year-old Amsterdam-born was a pillar in defence for Veendam who emerged comprehensive winners over Oss at their own backyard.

John Boye - Stade Rennes

With Boye at the heart of defence, Stade Reims had limited chances in attack. He marshalled the defence and stood between Rennes and conceding.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu - Udinese

Badu lasted 50 minutes for Les Zebrettes in their 1-1 draw at Bologna.

Andre Ayew - Olympique Marseille

Ayew was the steamroller for Marseille and scored the opener for Marseille in their 2-0 victory at Ajaccio.

Michael Essien - Real Madrid

The Chelsea loanee dazzled in midfield for Real Madrid and scored the third goal in the 89th minute for Real Madrid in their 4-0 win over Real Zaragoza.

Nana Akwasi Asare - FC Utrecht

The Black Stars returnee set up two of FC Utrecht's five goals in their 5-1 win at Willem II.

Jordan Ayew - Olympique Marseille

He came off the bench in the 66th minute and doubled Marseille's lead in the 87th minute in their 2-0 win over Ajaccio.

Abdul Majeed Waris - BK Hacken

The 21-year-old scored his 23rd goal of the season to claim the top scorer award in BK Hacken's 2-1 last match day win over GIF Sundsvall.

Subs: Ibrahim Moro, Enock Adu Kofi, David Nii Addy, Bernard Kumordzi, Wakaso Mubarak, Kwadwo Asamoah, Jonathan Mensah


  • Chu says:
    November 07, 2012 02:28 pm
    So not even the 3 regular rightbacks are on course. We still dont have a LEFTBACK and we say we can win the AFCON. LOL
  • kasoa says:
    November 07, 2012 05:09 pm
    don't put nana Asare at left wing , he is the left back that ghana is looking for and i think he is better than all the left backs we have in ghana
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 07, 2012 05:49 pm
    For his club he plays on the Left midfield wing.
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 07, 2012 05:50 pm Number 15 in the picture!
  • Ghanaman says:
    November 07, 2012 05:51 pm
    Paintsil, Akaminko,
  • John says:
    November 08, 2012 01:50 pm
    Average players
  • nyantakyi knows joshua otoo says:
    November 08, 2012 04:13 pm
    joshua otoo is the perfect left back although he has not tasted the euro and afcon he has the brasilian spirit of yes we can.pllllllllllllllls ghanaians look for this boy he is just like marcelo at madrid.he plays for wa all stars and if in case u've not seen him play try to watch the on going glo premier league and u will see his beautiful crosses and kicks EXCEPTIONAL!!!!