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Wrap of Ghanaian players abroad

Published on: 31 July 2011

Ghanaian players have been present in some pre-season matches being played in Europe and in some leagues.'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.

Danish Superliga:

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.


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • keith from germany says:
    July 31, 2011 07:51 pm
    ghanasoccernet u dey lie.mohammed lartey of rostock has never played for hearts of oak before.go n check the facts.he was born here in düsseldorf in germany. how did u guys come up with the idea that he played for hearts of oak. plsd check ur facts.he played for leverkusen,kiel,ahlen n now currently rostock. i dont think whether he knows ghana.
  • marion says:
    July 31, 2011 10:19 pm
    up d flying eagles.defeating guatamela 5-0.bring your black scars while we give you the flying eagles.
  • Segun says:
    July 31, 2011 10:39 pm
    @marion, stop this. I hate seeing abuses rained on Nigeria so do not start it. We should act maturedly even in the midst of provocations.
  • Mikael Fante, China says:
    July 31, 2011 11:00 pm
    Good one there, Mr. Segun. me tu mekye mawu. salute!!
  • marion says:
    July 31, 2011 11:46 pm
    @segun.really sorry bro can'tstand a certain midget called 21gunz always terrorizing on 9ja sites.on a more serious note d flying eagles rock.apologies to bad.9ja by blood.
  • nyp says:
    August 01, 2011 12:41 am
    dont jubilate yet, you guys have not won the fifa under 20 cup yet, as much as i hate nigeria i want them to win b'cos nigeria is like ghana's brother but because of idiots like you i might pull the plug on you guys and no longer support you, even if you do win ghana will always be in the history books as the first african country to win the under 20 world cup, hahahahahhaha in your face
  • tzooh says:
    August 01, 2011 12:43 am
    you guys probably wont win, i can see spain or colombia taking the trophy
  • prime says:
    August 01, 2011 01:42 am
    For God -sake, Mohammed Lartey is a midfielder not striker..Ghanasoccernet,Abaa/
  • Gh.lastkila says:
    August 01, 2011 07:01 am
    @Segun, tanx alot! u ar really matured, big ups!!
  • Buklong says:
    August 01, 2011 08:34 am
    Shut up marion,we give u da chance n u wana abuse it.can u do dis in nija?dnt bring urself n get da ****..u wana insult our black stars?bring it on ur dumb ass pig..ur super eagles cnt even play wif our black dampcells..dwon
  • awudu abubakar says:
    August 25, 2011 05:17 pm
    when will we see our players playing in top flight leagues like countries like ivory coast, Cameroon,Nigeria ,Senegal
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    February 22, 2012 10:34 am
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