Wrap of Ghanaian players abroad
Ghanaian players have been present in some pre-season matches being played in Europe and in some leagues.
GHANAsoccernet.com’s Akyereko Frimpong-Manson has a lowdown on their performances over the weekend.
At the the King Power Stadium in Leicester where Ghana full-back John Pantsil was expected to debut for Leicester City against European giants Real Madrid in a friendly on Saturday.
The 29-year-old was not in Sven-Goran Eriksson’s team that suffered a 2-1 defeat to Jose Mourinho’s men.
Elsewhere at the Ashton Gate Park, new Ghana striker Albert Adomah played 70 minutes for Npower Championship side Bristol City which lost 1-0 to Premiership side West Bromwich Albion.
Striker Asamoah Gyan played the first 45 minutes for Sunderland which lost 1-0 to Burnley.
Youngster Akwasi Asante played the last three minutes for Birmingham City in a 2-1 defeat.
Black Stars returnee Prince Buaben debuted for Watford in their shocking 1-0 loss to lower-tier side Colchester City.
He was replaced after half time.
Former Arsenal youth striker Jo Osei Kuffour was a 65th minute substitute for Bristol City in a 3-2 win over Gloucester City.
Combative midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong played the full 90 minutes for Arsenal in a 2-2 draw with Argentinean side Boca Juniors in the Emirates Cup.
In the German Pokal Cup, striker Eric Agyemang led the attack for Liga III side Arminia Bielefeld in their 5-1 defeat to Nurnberg.
Former Accra Hearts of Oak striker Mohammed Lartey set up both goals for Hansa Rostock in a 2-2 draw with Bochum.
He later converted his penalty kick in the shoot-out exercise but Rostock were eliminated 2-3 on penalties.
Attacking midfielder Charles Takyi warmed the bench for St Pauli which exited the competition by losing 2-1 to lower-tier side Eintracht Trier.
Midfielder Jeremy Karikari played the full 90 minutes for Eintracht Trier.
Elsewhere in Italy, striker Yaw Asante played the entire duration for Serie B side Grosseto which suffered a 2-1 reverse to a Serie A side Napoli.
Holland-born Jeffery Sarpong played 77 minutes for Spanish side Real Sociedad in their 0-1 loss to Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
A full strength Heracles Almelo suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Schalke 04’s reverse.
Midfielder Kwame Quansah played full throttle for Heracles Almelo.
Burly-forward Patrick Agyemang was an unused substitute for Premiership new boys Queen Park Rangers which piped Portuguese side Braga Sporting 1-0.
Ghana duo Kwadwo Asamoah and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu were also involved in action for Udinese which lost their final pre-season game to Nice in France.
In the Belgian Jupiler League
Versatile Ghana wing-back Daniel Opare watched the entire action from the substitute bench when Standard Liege shared the spoils with Mons in a one-all draw.
He was rested for this week’s Uefa Champions League qualifying round match at FC Zurich.
Elsewhere at the Guldensporenstadion, Rahim Ayew played full throttle for Lierse which failed to pick maximum points against ten-man Kortrijk in a 1-1 draw.
Abdul Iddi Yakeen enjoyed 89 minutes of action for KV Mechelen which recorded a 2-1 win over Saint Truiden.
Enock Adu-Kofi played a defensive midfield role a for a lackluster Nordsjaelland side which were beaten 2-0 at FC Copenhagen.
Veteran striker Isaac Boakye was out of the Valerenga first team that lost 2-1 to Molde in an away fixture.
Defender Awal Issah Mohammed was not in the Rosenborg BK team which drew 1-1 at Sogndal with ten men.
Striker Manuel Junior Agogo’s debut for Scottish side Hibernian was delayed because of a minor injury.
In the Ukrainian Premier League, Derek Boateng helped Dnipro FC to brush aside Illichovets Mariupol 3-0.
However, Samuel Inkoom was not involved in action for Dnipro.