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Performance of Ghanaian players abroad I

Published on: 07 August 2011

Two Ghanaian players were on the score sheets for their European clubs in league and Cup matches.'s Akyereko Frimpong-Manson has a low down on how players fared abroad after Saturday round of matches.


Olympique Marseille began the season with a lackluster display that saw them draw 2-2 with visiting Sochaux at the Stade Velodrome.

Winger Andre Ayew started but was replaced in the 66th minute by his junior brother Jordan Ayew.

Midfielder Rabiu Mohammed was introduced on 47 minutes for Evian Thonon-Gaillard which held Brest to a 2-2 draw away.

Defender Jonathan Mensah watched the entire match action  from the bench.

Black Stars captain John Mensah warmed the bench for Olympique Lyon which humbled OGC Nice 3-1 in their season opener.

In the Ligue II, Ghanaian-born French defender Dennis Appiah played the entire duration  for AS Monaco in their one-all draw with Troyes.

Former Etoile du Sahel midfielder Moussa Narry was an unused substitute for Le Mans which succumbed 1-0 at the hands of Tours at home.


There was no victory for Ghanaian players in the German Bundesliga as they all lost their respective games on Saturday.

Isaac Vorsah was at the heart of defence for TSG Hoffenheim which suffered a 2-1 reverse at Hannover 96.

Striker Prince Tagoe was brought on after 90 minutes.

Ghana duo Anthony Annan and Hans Adu-Sarpei were not part of the Schalke 04 team which got humiliated at VfL Stuttgart.

Stuttgart won the tie 3-0.

In the Bundesliga II, Charles Takyi played 72 minutes for Saint Pauli which brushed aside ten-man Alemannia Aachen 3-1.

Defender Marcel Appiah and former AshGold striker Eric Agyemang were both in action for Arminia Bielefeld which lost 1-0 to Aalen.


In the Eredivisie, Kwame Quansah played full throttle for ten-man Heracles Almelo which surrendered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with promoted RKC Waawiljk.

Black Stars returnee Nana Akwasi Asare was in fine shape for FC Utrecht in their goalless stalemate with ten-man VVV Venlo.

Elsewhere in the Eerste Divisie, 16-year-old Kevin Tano played 73 minutes for Volendam which held Dordrecht to a goalless draw in an away fixture.

Jonathan Opoku and Mitch Apau were second half substitutes for SC Veendam in their 1-3 home loss to Willem II.


In the Championship, Leeds United started their campaign for promotion on a bad note as they lost 3-1 to Southampton.

Winger Lloyd Sam was brought on after 73 minutes.

Albert Adomah led the Bristol City attack which fired blank in a 3-0 home defeat to Ipswich Town.

Prince Buaben missed out of the Watford first team squad which scrapped a point at Burnley in a 2-2 draw.

Ghana full-back John Pantsil was not in the Leicester City team which piped Coventry City 1-0.


Rahim Ayew hugely impressed as right-back for Lierse SK in their goalless draw with champions Genk.

Kevin-Prince Boateng scored the winner for AC Milan in their 2-1 win over rivals Inter in China to lift the Super Cup.

Winger Ishmael Yartey scored his first Swiss Super League goal by opening the scoring for FC Servette in their 4-2 win over Lausanne.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Derek says:
    August 07, 2011 01:50 pm
    Good piece. But what abt Richard Boateng's equaliser for Granada in their friendly.
  • Kojo Moscow says:
    August 07, 2011 08:23 pm
    This piece doesn't cover all the players abroad
  • tamakloe says:
    August 08, 2011 03:38 pm
    Ghanasoccer net,Kevin Tano is 18 not 16.
  • fell says:
    August 08, 2011 11:16 pm
    u need to check ur facts cuz checks at various websites indicates that the boy is 16 and was born in 1995,