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How Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend

Published on: 11 February 2013

No Ghanaian player got on target over the weekend in a top-tier European league but there was good news as Black Stars midfielder Sulley Muntari played full throttle for AC Milan in the Serie A, his first this season.


Emmanuel Frimpong made his debut for Fulham by playing 64 minutes in their 0-0 draw with Norwich City.

In the Npower Championship, striker Jeffrey Schulpp was training with Manchester United when his Leicester City lost 2-1 at Peterborough United.

There was no Akwasi Asante in the Birmingham City side that draw 0-0 with Charlton Athletics.

Former QPR striker Patrick Agyemang played 64 minutes Portsmouth who fifth game on a row after falling to AFC Bournemouth.

Striker Kwesi Appiah was unused by Yeovil Town who defeated Coventry City 1-0.

Elsewhere in the League Two, young striker Junior Yiadom played full throttle for Barnet in their 0-0 draw with Port Vale.


Former Ghana captain John Mensah failed to make the Stade Rennes 18-man squad for their 2-0 win over Toulouse.

Jordan Ayew got sent off just two minutes after coming on as a 75th minute sub for Marseille when they drew 1-1 with Evian TG.

Midfielder Mohammed Abu could not make the Lorient first team squad when they managed a 1-1 draw at OG Nice.

Winger Ishmael Yartey watched from the Sochaux bench in their 0-0 draw at Troyes.

Defender Samuel Inkoom did not feature in Bastia's 3-1 defeat at giants PSG because of late clearance.

In the Ligue 2, Monaco sneaked past Le Havre 2-1 to keep their promotion fight in sight.

Neither Derrick Appiah nor Denis Appiah was in the Monaco squad.

Haminu Dramani was missing from the Arles Avignon side that held Nantes to a 1-1 draw.


Ghana U20 defender Baba Abdul Rahman was a full-timer for Greuther Furth who lost 1-0 at Wolfsburg.

Injury kept Ghana-pursuit Karim Bellarabi out of Bayer Leverkusen's 3-3 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Former Palermo midfielder Afriyie Acquah did not play for TSG Hoffenheim when they lost 1-0 at Hannover 96.

In the Bundesliga II, American-born Ghanaian youngster Joseph-Claude Gyau watched from the St Pauli bench when they lost 4-1 at Sandhausen.

Striker Kwame Nsor watched from the stands as his Kaiserslautern side hammered Dynamo Dresden 3-0.

Striker Denis Danso-Weidlich was introduced 4 minutes from time by Regensburg who posted a comfortable 2-0 win over Bochum.

Both Marcel Appiah and Eric Agyemang played the entire match for Arminia Bielefeld in their 2-0 win over Erfurt.

Phil Ofosu-Aryeh played at full-back for Erfurt.


Midfielder Isaac Cofie lasted 64 minutes for Chievo Verona who lost 3-1 at Inter Milan.

Amidu Salifu was an unused sub by Catania who drew 0-0 with Atalanta.

Neither Moro Al-Hassan nor Said Ahmed Said were in the Genoa squad that held Parma to a goalless drawn game.

In the Serie B, winger Maxwell Acosty played the entire regulation minutes for Juve Stabia when they lost 4-2 to Novara on home grounds.

Daniel Kofi Agyei sat on the Stabia bench.

There was no Masahudu Alhassan and Ahmed Barusso in the Novara team.

Yussif Rahman Cibsah watched from the bench as his Sassuolo side defeated Pro Vercelli 3-1.

Parma loanee Bright Addae was axed from the Crotone first team squad when they defeated Grosseto 1-0.

There was no Yaw Asante in the Grosseto team.


Dutch-born Ghanaian winger Edwin Gyasi played the full match for FC Twente when they held Zwolle to a 1-1 draw.

Nana Akwasi Asante was booked in the 37th minute and lasted full time for FC Utrecht who lost 3-0 to visiting Nijmegen.

Memphis Depay was unused by PSV Eindhoven in their 2-2 at Vitesse Arnhem.

Kwame Quansah played an influential role for Heracles in their 4-1 drubbing of Willem II.

Feyenoord young attacker Elvis Manu who is on loan at Excelsior sat on the bench when they lost 2-1 to Maastricht on home grounds.


Michael Essien was in powerful shape in midfield for Real Madrid who posted a 4-1 win over Sevilla.

In the Segunda Division, goalkeeper Razak Brimah kept the post for Guadalajara who won 1-0 over Barcelona B.

In the Segunda B, Thomas Teye Partey played the entire regulation minutes for Atletico Madrid II in their 1-1 draw with Real Madrid III.

Rayo Vallecano II recorded their first win in five games after beating Marino de Luanco 3-1. Ghanaian pair of Stephen Owusu-Ansah and Isaac Nana Asare played 90 minutes for Rayo.

Former FC Utrecht winger Erixon Danso scored twice for Valencia II when they beat Mallorca II 4-0.

Starlet Paul Quaye played the entire minutes for Espanyol II in their 1-1 stalemate with L'Hospitalet.


Ghana defender Daniel Opare played full time for Standard Liege but could not help them avoid a 1-0 home defeat to Mons.

Attacking midfielder Abdul Yakinu-Iddi lasted 84 minutes for KV Mechelen in their 2-0 win over bottom-placed Cercle Brugge.

French-born Ghanaian defender Jerry Vandam was a pillar in the Mechlen defence.

Ten-man Sporting Charleroi run away with a narrow 1-0 win over Lierse.

Richard Ofori played in central midfield for Lierse SK.

There was no Rahim Ayew in the Lierse SK side.

Racing Genk bettered their chances of European qualifications with a 2-0 win at Germinal Beerschot.

In the second-tier league, William Owusu-Acheampong missed out of Westerlo's 1-0 loss at Mouscron-Péruwelz.


Youngster Gerome Agbo was a full-timer for Nea Salamis in their 2-1 win over Anorthosis.

Enoch Andoh played the last three minutes for AEL Limassol when they won 3-1 Ethnikos Achna.


Striker Samuel Afum could not mark his debut for Young Boys Bern when they beat Luzern 3-2 due to documentation.


Winger Quincy Owusu-Abeyie was not in the Panathinaikos side that lost 1-0 to Xanthi.


Ghana defender David Nii Addy was booked on the 44th minute and lasted the entire duration of the game for Vitória Guimarães when they lost 2-0 to Estoril.

William Tiero came off the bench in the 57th minute for Gil Vicente when they lost 1-0 to Vitória Setúbal.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • george says:
    February 11, 2013 02:19 pm
    happy for frimpong of fulham
  • Veloso says:
    February 11, 2013 03:17 pm
    GSN plz I want u to contact the players well before postin ur wht ever..... Daniel kofi Agyei came to substitute and,he even assisted a goal.... Isaac kofi also played full time...
  • access says:
    February 11, 2013 03:20 pm
    Essien.Muntari,The Ayew brothers,Quincy and K.P.Boateng will make the Black Stars a very strong team
  • benyvv says:
    February 11, 2013 04:33 pm
    @acess-- not with AA in charge.Even if you give AA Ronaldo,Messi,INESTA,Casillas etc he will still cock up.He is clueless.
  • pito says:
    February 11, 2013 06:49 pm
    GSN please why don't you guys have poll on your site so that we can click to vote. Let us see how many intelligent people want A.A replaced. The "yenkye ndi" guys has gradually made their way into our football admin. COMPETENCE is the way to go no matter foreign or local coach. infact i believe sellas tetteh is more capable but nyantakyi wants to IMPOSE. we shall see.