How Ghanaian players in Europe fared over the weekend
Ghana defender Daniel Opare returned to action for Standard Liege after four months out while attacker Samuel Afum scored his second Young Boys goal in a warm-up game on Saturday.
Ghanasoccernet.com has a lowdown of how Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend.
Arsenal loanee Emmanuel Frimpong is yet to make his Fulham debut as he watched their narrow 1-0 defeat to Manchester United from the bench at the Craven Cottage.
In the Npower Championship, Prince Buaben is still without a game this season for Watford who sneaked past Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at the Vicarage Stadium.
Dutch-born Akwasi Asante was not in the Birmingham City team that won 2-1 over Nottingham Forest.
In the League One, former QPR striker Patrick Agyemang watched from the stands as his Stevenage side’s miseries continued with a 1-0 home reverse to Leyton Orient.
Striker Kwesi Appiah came off the bench in the 74th minute to help Yeovil Town beat Brentford 3-0.
Defender Kwame Amankwaah played full throttle for Exeter City in their League Two goalless stalemate with Aldershot Town.
Greuther Furth did the unthinkable by beating Schalke O4 2-1 at their own backyard.
Ghana U20 defender Abdul Baba Rahman played the entire regulation minutes for Furth.
Former Palermo midfielder Afriyie Acquah could not make the Hoffenheim first team squad as they beat Freiburg 2-1 at their favourite Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
Ghana-pursuit Karim Bellarabi is still out with injury and did not play for Bayer Leverkusen when they lost 3-2 to Borussia Dortmund.
In the Bundesliga II winger Joseph-Claude Gyau came off the bench in the 89th minute to pkay for St Pauli who failed to beat Energie Cottbus drawing 0-0 with them.
Ghanaian midfielder Denis Danso-Weidlich came off the bench on the 69th minute mark and scored Jahn Regensburg’s only consolation goal in their 5-1 thrashing by Hertha BSC.
Defender Marcel Appiah played the full 90 minutes for for Arminia Bielefeld in their 0-0 draw at Karlsruher.
Former AshGold forward Eric Agyemang watched the entire action for the Arminia bench.
Strike Phil Ofosu-Aryeh led the attack for Rot-Weiß Erfurt who beat Osnabrück 2-1.
Youngster Amidu Salifu returned to the Catania team but sat on the bench when they lost 2-0 at Napoli.
Leaders Juventus returned to winning waves at the expense of Chievo Verona after beating 2-1 at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
Ghana midfielder Isaac Cofie started the game for Chievo but he was replaced after 74 minutes.
Youngster Caleb Ekuban lost his place in the first team squad.
Genoa managed to beat Lazio 3-2 at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
Ghanaian youth pair of Moro Al-Hassan and Said Ahmed Said were not in the Genoa team.
Star striker Mario Balotelli scored twice on his debut for AC Milan as they beat Udinese 2-1 at the San Siro.
There was no Kevin-Prince Boateng in the AC Milan but Sulley Muntari sat on the bench.
In the Serie B, Masahudu Alhassan watched from the bench as his Novara side lost 1-0 to Cesena.
Compatriot Ahmed Ampimah Barusso was not in the Novara team.
Yussif Rahman Chibsah came off the bench after 64 minutes to play in Sassuolo’s 1-1 draw with Empoli.
Winger Maxwell Boadu Acosty returned from injury to play 57 minutes and set up the opening goal for Juve Stabia who beat Vicenza 2-1 to push to fifth place on the Serie B log.
Daniel Kofi Agyei sat on the Stabia bench.
Inter Milan midfielder Alfred Duncan was a pillar in the middle for Livorno and last the entire duration of the game as they beat Pro Vercelli to close the gap at the top to one point.
In the Segunda Division, goalkeeper Razak Brimah was in between the sticks for Guadalajara who were held nil-nil by Villarreal.
Elsewhere in the Segunda B, defender Stephen Owusu-Ansah played the full match for Rayo Vallecano II when they lost 1-0 to Coruxo.
Midfielder Thomas Teye Partey scored the leveller Atletico Madrid II when they drew 1-1 at Zamora.
In the Tercera Division, midfielder Benjamin Akoto Asamoah came off the bench in the 46th minute and won a penalty in the 79th minute for Atletico as they beat Valladolid 3-2.
Winger Ishmael Yartey lasted 58 minutes for Sochaux who lost 2-1 to St Etienne on home grounds.
Former Ghana captain John Mensah was an unused sub by Stade Rennes who drew 2-2 with Lorient.
There was no Mohammed Abu in the Lorient side.
Samuel Inkoom watched from the stands as his Bastia side drew 0-0 with Evian TG.
Andre Ayew scored an own-goal for Nancy as they beat Marseille 1-0.
Jordan and Andre Ayew played the full 90 minutes for Marseille.
Kevin Osei stayed with the Marseille reserves.
Defender Johan Kappelhof played the entire game for FC Groningen who shocked themselves with a 1-0 win over AZ Alkmaar.
Kwame Quansah was in full time action for Heracles Almelo who drew 3-3 with Roda JC.
Fred Benson saw full time action for PEC Zwolle as they lost 3-0 to NAC Breda.
Memphis Depay was introduce on 75 minute by PSV Eindhoven who whitewashed ADO Den Haag 7-0.
Nana Akwasi Asare led his FC Utrecht side to beat FC Twente 4-2 at their own grounds.
While he was playing the full 90 minutes, Dutch-born Ghanaian winger Edwin Gyasi sat on the bench.
In the Eerste Divisie, Mitch Apau and Jonathan Opoku played for Veendam but they could not help them pick the maximum points against Emmen as they drew one-all.
Elvis Manu was shown a straight red card in the 74th minute as his loan side Excelsior snatched a point a FC Eindhoven.
Emmanuel Banahene scored in the 25th minute to give Kar??yaka a point at Ankaragücü.
Former Hearts of Oak defender Karim Alhassan was not in the Adana Demirspor team that beat Denizlispor 2-1.
Abraham Kudemor played 70 minutes for Sporting Chaleroi who lost 1-0 to OH Leuven.
Abdul Yakinu-Iddi lasted the entire minutes for KV Mechelen but failed to help them avoid defeat at the hand of Kortrijk.
French-born former Lille defender Jerry Vandam made his debut for Mechelen by coming off the bench in the 46th minute.
Rahim Ayew and Richard Ofori played full throttle for ten-man Lierse SK who shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Lokeren.
Ghana defender Daniel Opare returned to action for Standard Liege after four months out as he played the entire 90 minutes in their 2-2 draw at Anderlecht.
Former FC Utrecht defender Francis Dickoh played 88 minutes for Cercle Brugge who lost 2-1 Zulte-Waregem.
Bernard Kumordzi was great in the middle for Racing Genk when they posted a 4-1 win over Club Brugge.
Former Ghana U17 star midfielder Enock Adu Kofi also played full time for Brugge.
Sint-Niklaas managed to beat White Star Woluwé 1-0 to better their chances of avoiding relegation to the third division.
Prince Bobby played 85 minutes for Sint while Swedish-born Ghanaian striker Patrick Amoah lasted the entire minutes for White Star Woluwé.
William Owusu Acheampong set up two goals for Westerlo who defeated Heist 3-0.
Alki ended their winless run in the top flight with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Paphos.
Ghanaian midfielder Yussif Rahman sat on the Alki bench.
AEL Limassol moved within Europa League spot after beating Ayia Napa 2-0 before 3000 home fans at the Tsirion Athlítiko Kentro.
Enoch Ebo Andoh played the last nine minutes for AEL while new signing Carlos Ohene sat on the bench.
Midfielder Gerome Agbo watched from the bench as his Nea Salamis side suffered a 2-0 defeat at APOEL.
Shaibu Yakubu has 75 minutes but could not find the net for his Enosis as they drew goalless with Omonia Nicosia.
Left-back David Addy was in action for Vitória Guimarães who got beaten 4-0 by giants FC Porto.
Former Asante Kotoko midfielder William Tiero came off the bench to play the last 7 minutes for Gil Vicente who beat Marítimo 4-2.
Manchester City Thomas Agyiri was not in the Vicente team.
In the Liga de Honra, junior brother of Black Stars winger – Wakaso Mubarak, Alhassan Wakaso scored one of the three goals for nine-man Portimonense who managed a 3-3 draw at Feirense.
Ghana attacker Samuel Afum scored the opening goal for Young Boys in when they defeated Winterthur 2-0 on Saturday.