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Ghanaian players abroad: Three goals in Europe

Published on: 20 August 2012

Abdul Majeed Waris, Mubarak Wakaso and Nana Akwesi Asare were the only Ghanaian players who scored in Europe this weekend.

Here is a comprehensive wrap of how Ghanaian players fared abroad.


Defender Isaac Vorsah was left out of the TSG Hoffenheim side that suffered a 4-0 loss at lower-tier side Berliner AK 07 in the Pokal Cup.

German-born Ghanaian attacker Karim Bellarabi scored the second for Bayer Leverkusen in their 4-0 triumph over Carl Zeiss Jena on Saturday.

Christopher Avevor was a second half substitute for St Pauli who posted a 3-0 win over Offenburg.

Black Stars midfielder Anthony Annan was an unused substitute for Schalke 04 who demolished FC Saarbrücken 5-0.

Defender Marcel Appiah came off the bench to play 28 minutes for Arminia Bielefeld who won 3-0 against SC Paderborn 07.

Former AshGold striker Eric Agyemang warmed the bench for Bielefeld.

Striker Kwame Nsor failed to make the FC Kaiserslautern first team squad which beat Hansa Rostock 3-1.

Left-back Baba Abdul Rahman was sent off in the 88th minute as his Greuther Furth side suffered a 2-0 defeat at Kickers Offenbach in the German Cup.

In the Regionalliga, midfielder Kwame Kusi levelled the scoring for VfR Neumunster who beat Goslarer SC 08 2-1.


Genoa loanee Masahudu Alhassan played 63 minutes for Novara who lost 2-0 at Fiorentina.

There was no first team place for young full-back Nii Nortey Ashong in the Fiorentina team.

Isaac Cofie was an unused substitute for Chievo Verona who trounced Ascoli 4-0 in the Coppa Italia.

Parma loanee Bright Addae was booked on 63 minutes and substituted five minutes from time as his Crotone side lost 3-2 at Cesena in Coppa Italia.

Maxwell Boadu Acosty and Daniel Kofi Agyei helped Juve Stabia to defeat Serie A side Sampdoria 4-3 on penalties after drawing 1-1 in regulation time.

Acosty lasted the entire duration of the match while Kofi Agyei came off the bench after 85 minutes.

Yussif Raman Chibsah was not involved in action for Sassuolo as they lost 1-0 at Catania.

Amidu Salifu also failed to make the Catania first team squad.


Michael Essien continued to warm the Chelsea bench as they recorded a 2-0 win at Wigan in their opening Premier League match on Sunday.

In the Championship, German-born forward Jeffrey Schlupp watched from the bench as his Leicester City side won 2-0 against Peterborough United.

Prince Buaben Abankwah was left out of the Watford squad which won 3-2 at Crystal Palace.

English-born Kwesi Appiah sat on the Palace bench.

Striker Albert Adomah lasted the entire minutes for Bristol City who lost 1-0 at Nottingham Forest.


Jerry Vandam was excluded from the Lille 18-man squad which drew 1-1 with Nancy.

Midfielder Rabiu Mohammed lasted the entire match for Evian TG who lost narrowly at Brest in a 1-0 contest.

Defender Jonathan Mensah is yet to recover from his injury.

Defender John Boye played in central defence for Stade Rennes who suffered their second straight defeat at Bordeaux.

There was no place in the Rennes team for Kamal Issah Mohammed.

Olympique Marseille made it two wins out of two after posting a 2-0 win over Sochaux.

Winger Andre Ayew was replaced on the brink of full time while his younger brother Jordan Ayew was introduced on 83 minutes.

Ishmael Yartey came off the bench on the 63rd minute mark for Sochaux.

In the Ligue 2, Haminu Dramani was a 93rd minute substitute for Arles Avignon who defeated Angers 2-0 at the Parc des Sports.

Dennis Appiah was left out of the Monaco side that won 2-0 at Guingamp.


Defender Nana Akwasi Asare was in sensational form for FC Utrecht who recorded their first win after beating VVV Venlo 3-1.

Nana Asare drew Utrecht on level terms on the 43rd minute mark.

Fred Benson lasted 61 minutes for newly promoted PEC Zwolle who lost 1-0 at home to Vitesse Arnhem.

Box-to-box midfielder Kwame Quansah led Heracles Almelo to a 3-1 defeat at AZ Alkmaar.

He lasted the entire match.

Striker Matthew Amoah was an unused substitute for Heerenveen who held Feyenoord to a 1-1 on the road.

There was no Elvis Manu in the Feyenoord team.

Young striker Kevin Tano sat on the bench for ADO Den Haag who shared the spoils with RKC Waalwijk in a 2-2 draw.


Wakaso Mubarak marked his debut for Espanyol by scoring the consolation in their 2-1 loss at Real Mallorca.


Youngster Tawrick Jibril failed to make the first team squad for Trabzonspor who drew 1-1 with Karabükspor.


FC Porto opened their campaign with a 0-0 draw with Gil Vicente. Christian Atsu came off the bench in the 71st minute to replace James Rodriguez.

In the second-tier, Alhassan Wakaso was an unused substitute for Portimonense who lost 2-1 at Trofense.


Abdul Yakini Iddi lasted 23 minutes for KV Mechelen who suffered a 2-1 defeat at Lokeren.

Standard Liege demolished newly-promoted Sporting Charleroi 6-2 to move to fourth place.

Abraham Kudemor lasted 70 minutes for Charleroi while there was no Daniel Opare in the Liege team.

Lierse SK and Racing Genk shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Herman Vanderpoortenstadion.

Rahim Ayew warmed the Lierse bench while Bernard Yao Kumordzi was still out of the Genk first team squad.

Cofie Bekoe was suspended for the tie.


Dominic Adiyiah set up the opener for Arsenal Kiev who won 2-1 over Illichivets'. Youngster Abeiku Quansah was out with injury.

Defender Samuel Inkoom was axed from the FC Dnipro first team squad that played out a 0-0 Kryvbas.

Derek Boateng was excluded from the team because of fatigue.


Striker Majeed Waris scored a double to help Hacken advance to the next stage of the Svenska Cupen after beating Akarps 3-0.

League leaders Elfsborg posted a 2-1 win over Helsingborg.

Kumasi-born defender Joseph Baffo played full throttle for Helsingborg while new signing David Accam came off the bench to play 12 minutes for Helsingborg.


Gershon Koffie was booked on the 90th minute mark and played the full 90 minutes as his Vancouver Whitecaps lost 2-0 at Seattle Sounders.

Chicago Fire recorded a 2-1 win over New England Revolution at the Toyota Park.

Patrick Nyarko lasted 76 minutes for Fire while striker Dominic Oduro came off the bench after 71 minutes.

Defender Khalif Alhassan lost his place in the Portland Timbers first team as they lost 3-2 at New York Red Bulls.


Midfielder Enock Adu-Kofi played in a holding midfield role for Nordsjælland who managed a slim 1-0 win over AGF.

Former St. Pauli defender Davidson Drobo-Ampem lost his place in the Esbjerg first team squad as they drew 0-0 with Horsens.


IK Start suffered just their second defeat of the season after losing 4-3 to Sarpsborg. Winger Ernest Asante played the full match for IK Start.


Francis Bossman replaced Sallieu Bundu on 77 minutes as his Ravan side drew 1-1 with Baki.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Tiger year says:
    August 20, 2012 12:45 pm
    I feels sorry for michael essien. He should move to real madrid in order to get more playing time there. coach Jose Murinho know how to use him well
  • Obiba says:
    August 20, 2012 01:05 pm
    Who said madrid need him,all the same is goo start for our ghanaian players.
  • abanga says:
    August 20, 2012 01:18 pm
    nothing said about derek boateng of nnipro, charles takyi @ is john mensah still clubless? lord have mercy
  • zambians are pigs says:
    August 20, 2012 03:55 pm
    @abanga--dereck boateng was excluded because of fatigue.check under ukraine. It is a shame non of our players is a regular week in week out player. Essien's case is dicey.His moment will come to shine.Mikel is not stamping his authority on the position to make it his own.He should have left chelsea ages ago.He is worried about his pay check at chelsea.With his current form,he will be lucky for any team to give him £60k a week.Only time will tell whether his wait worth it or only a foolly's dream. On the players in general,they should count it as a big blessing to be Ghanaians.We offer them the platform to attract better deals. Who will PICK an unattach JOHN MENSAH?
  • Chu says:
    August 20, 2012 06:03 pm
    hehehe 'essien warmed the bench' eh. this guy's one finished dude. let see how many virtus benchers donkey would call
  • fabu says:
    August 20, 2012 08:32 pm
    @zambia please check well cos adiyiah has been playing all week as a starter but ghanains dont like this guy cos of politics but im happy for him this season but let see first team for ghana , vorsah out, mensah no,annan ghost, inkoom finished this season, opare out , boateng not again in dnipro, jordan bench, badu not regular , but still ghana hate nana asare n regulars .GOD have mercy
  • bbc says:
    August 20, 2012 09:50 pm
    Essien should blame himself cos he doesn't want to be a man like Drogba. Why would you stay at Chelsea when you know that the coach doesn't want you in his plan? We know Essien is not the player he use to be anymore but making him unused substitute is very strange cos even top class coaches would give him some playing time.Maybe he is interested in his pay cheque than to play football cos he is wasting his time warming the bench.