Appiah impresses for Cesena; Amoah scores

Published on: 29 August 2010

By Akyereko Frimpong-Manson

Retired Ghana captain Stephen Appiah proved he is far from over with an impressive display for Serie A new-boys Cesena in their barren draw at Roma and striker Mathew Amoah continued his goalscoring form in the Dutch League.

Ghanasoccernet's has a detailed report on how Ghanaian players fared abroad.

In England:

Luke Varney's 71st minute drive came off Ghana defender John Pantsil to put Blackpool on level terms in a game that Fulham fought hard to hold on to their unbeaten run in three games.

However, it was Dickson Etuhu who gave the Cottagers a point late in the game after leveling the scores to end the game 2-2.

Michael Essien helped Chelsea to maintain their impressive in the EPL as they brushed aside Stoke City 2-0.

Essien paved way for newly acquired Brazilian midfielder Ramires on the 85th minute.

Winger Lloyd Sam who is knocking at the doors of the Black Stars lasted for an hour for Leeds United who stretched their unbeaten run to three games following a 1-0 win at Watford.

There was fulltime action for Albert Adomah whose Bristol City suffered a 2-0 reverse at the hands of Ipswich Town in the Npower Championship.

Italy:

Stephen Appiah who has retired from international football played 73 minutes in Cesena’s 0-0 draw with AS Roma at the Olimpic Stadium.

The former Black Stars captain was replaced by Luigi Piangerelli.

Udinese endured a disappointing start to this season’s Seria A campaign with Genoa shocking them 0-1 at the Fruili.

Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah played the full 90 minutes for Udinese while compatriot Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu sat on the bench.

But last season’s revelation for Genoa Richmond Boakye Yiadom did not make the trip.

Dominic Adiyiah was a 77th minute substitute for Reggina in the Serie B as they lost narrowly at away to Siena.

The AC Milan loanee came on for Francesco Zizzari in the game that finished 2-1.

Germany

Hans Adu-Sarpei’s debut for Schalke 04 came with no joy as the Royal Blues suffered a 1-2 home defeat to Hannover 96.

Sarpei was booked on the 72nd minute mark.

Isaac Vorsah scored his first Bundesliga goal in 44 matches as TSG Hoffenheim recorded their second straight win.

Vorsah stretched to connect a corner from the right side with three minutes left for play.

Striker Prince Tagoe came on as a sub for Demba Ba on the hour mark.

Charles Takyi, nursing an injury, was out while Davidson Drobo-Ampem did not gain selection for St. Pauli

Isaac Boakye watched the game from the stands as Nurnberg succumbed to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of new boys Freiburg.

Netherlands:

Striker Mathew Amoah took his goal tally to four in four Eredivisie matches.

Amoah opened the scoring with a fine finish on the eleventh minute.

Breda went ahead to score again to make it 2-0 over VV Venlo at home.

Eric Addo was suspended for Roda JC who cruised to a 4-2 comfortable win over Heracles Almelo.

Kwame Quansah’s cross was connected home in 74th minute for Heracles.

Spain

Quincy Owusu-Abeyie’s dazzling skills and breath-taking touches were not enough for Malaga as they suffered a 1-3 home defeat to Valencia in their La Liga opener.

Wakaso Mubarak helped Elche FC to a 1-0 home win over Recreativo Huelva in the Segunda division.

France:

Asamoah Gyan played 73 minutes as Stade Rennes continued their unbeaten run with a narrow win over bottom club Arles Avignon at away.

The Sunderland pursuit was replaced by Ismael Bangoura in that 1-0 win.

Belgium:

Abdul Yakeen Iddi played 33 minutes for KV Mechelen who shared the spoils at home with mid-table club St. Truiden.

Right-back Daniel Opare lasted the entire duration for Standard Liege who recovered from last week’s defeat at St. Truiden to beat fourth placed KV Kortrijk 1-0.

Egypt:

Ernest Papa Arko grabbed a brace in Telat El Geish’s 2-1home victory over Wadi Degla FC in the Egyptian Premier League.

Former Hearts of Oak striker Samuel Afum played 90 minutes for winless FC Smouha which drew 0-0 with ENPPI.

Israel:

Former Under-20 defender Daniel Addo was part of the Hapoel Petah Tikva team that drew 2-2 with Hapoel Akko.

William Amamoo was benched for Hapoel Petah Tikva.

Hapoel Ashkelon featured three Ghanaian players: Stephen Ahorlu, Eric Nyarko and Eric Gawu in their humiliating 5-1 defeat to Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Others:

Yaw Antwi was in fine shape for Vojvodina as the brushed aside Habitfarm Javor 2-0 in the Serbian Superliga.

Black Stars returnee Bernard Yao Kumordzi played full throttle for Panionios in their 0-1 home defeat by new entrants Olympiacos Volou in the Greek Super League.

Samuel Inkoom was impressive for FC Basel as they cemented a 4-1 home win over Neuchatel Xamax in the Swiss Super League.

Comments

  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    it was nice to see appiah playing club football once again,though he wasn't that impressive as u ppls want us to believe.goal.com even voted him as flop of the match though i dont site with their view.kudos to vorsah and abeyie,vorsah is turning to be a pillar for the hoffs but he has to work on the timing of his tackles sometimes.he has improved alot on his game and hope he gonna be one of the defenders to reckon with in the bundesliga this season.i was deligted to watch abeyie playing for malaga.its really annoying to see such a talent been ignored by this mafia coach but rather his virtus international players who are struggling with their clubs are always favoured.i'll not be surprise if hoffs transfer tagoe,cos it was really boring watching him lastnite whilst badu still warm the bench of udinese.i hope the good peoples of GHANA will join me to question the criteria use to select players into the stars.on what merit does john boye,lee addy,badu and agyei are in the team? when is buabeng,nana akwasi,abeyie and derek boateng going to be giving the same chance given to lee addy,afful,tagoe and daniel agyei though they've still not impressed in the team? these are tried and tested players who are playing top level football and can win a match at any given time.inviting players and benched them or give them 10-15mins doesn't make any sense.is time this nonsense stop,milo keeps on inviting players without giving them the chance and damped them in the following match.typical eg is coffie bekoe,ahorlu,abeyie,derek just to mention a few but virtus players will always be in the team,no matter what!
  • d-rock
    says: 9 years ago
    i dont want to believe Amoah is not given the maximum opportunities in the Black Stars ...this guy was on top form last season ..scored some other more goal for Ghana in the qualifier but when it go to W/C he had a minor chance of playing ... i still insist Asamoah together with Amoah upfront with muntari and essien in midfield will hand Ghana more goals ...trust me ... Coach Chocomilo ..pls know how to use ur Stars and who to Use...
  • lazy
    says: 9 years ago
    OPARE was fantastic, he created the goal for standard. very aggressive,strong and quick. keep it up boyyyyyyy.
  • JACK BOAT
    says: 9 years ago
    Sabacious are you saying Buabeng, Nana Kwasi, Derek Boateng and Abeyie have never been given their chance? You keep on campaigning for your favourite players and attacking others who you don't like. Why don't you say Jnr Agogo; Kingston Laryea; Sulley Muntari; Johnathan Quartey also be given a chance. What will happen if every Ghanaian begins campaigning for their favourite player to be called. How many players are expected to be in a squad let alone start a match? If you want think you are a coach and know better than the Black Stars coach then apply for the so that you can pick your favourite players. It is not possible for 22 million people to become a coach and pick the squad. So just stay with washing the Chinese dishes and allow the coach to do his job.
  • musah fifa
    says: 9 years ago
    yes Sabacious i agree with you, anybody who watch the match between Malaga and Valencia would said it,Quincy Owusu Abeyie is the best player in Malaga team, but is wonderful to see the Ghanaian so call technical bench not invite this guy in the squard, yesternight i was watching the match with one of my spanish friend here in Spain, and the guy was asking me that where is this Quincy come from in Africa? and i said to him Ghana, then he said why was he not in Ghana squard at the world cup,then i said to him he is among,then said he did not see Quincy,why was he asking? because is very strange to have somebody like Quincy and bench him,means we have no good technical bench,and again we have so many like him whom have not even invited,and i think Ghanaians should wake up from sleep and do the right thing at right time,thank you Sabacious for teling them the truth.
  • Tom Sawyer
    says: 9 years ago
    folks lets leave Milo to do the selection but for Quincy i think Milo does not know how to make him useful in the Black Stars.
  • musah fifa
    says: 9 years ago
    Yes i think so, because the guy is too good for Ghana black stars.
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    i find it hard to believed that those who always says,live the coach alone are true ghanaians or just doing THE PRO work for milo.enough of the nonsense! how can we live him alone whilst he keeps on ignoring our talented players who are playing weekly and are prefered by coaches who are technically better than our soo called milo?i keep on saying that,one doesn't need PHD in coaching to deffereciate good and a bad player.if lee addy,agyemang badu,tagoe,john boye,adiyiah and daniel agyei are all regularly players FOR their clubs and better than the abeyie's,buabeng's,nana akwasi's derek boateng's etc,nobody cares cos they're all ghanaians but in this case,is the opposite.how can john boye,who has been in the reserves team of rennes for almost 2yrs be in the team ahead of joanthan quartey who is knocking on the door of nice first team?is time ghanaians wake up and defend our cherish black stars,which is the only brand selling ghana to the international world.the days of favouritism and nepotism are things of the past.we only wonna see active,inform and talented players in the stars.players playing regularly in the tougher leagues must be given preference when in comes justifying.
  • aponkye
    says: 9 years ago
    what can u do sabacious??where were u when ghana was looking for coach?just give us break.we have had enough of u and ur nonsense.aba
  • musah fifa
    says: 9 years ago
    I think in Asante Language Aponkye means Goat,then why people are talking and a Goat put his words? please Aponkye keep quiet and let's people talk,Mr Aponkye,and you Mr Sabacious don't mind him because is a aponkye and you know what aponkye means? is a goat,so who cares for goat?
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    APONKYE,UR NAMES TELLS IT ALL,HERE IS A FORUM FOR SENSIBLE HUMAN BEINGS AND NOT ANIMALS OK.UR COMMENT LACKS WISDOM.IF GHANAIANS CAN QUESTIONED OUR PRESIDENT WHO WAS VOTED BY MAJORITY OF GHANAIANS ON CERTAIN DECISION HE TAKES,THEN WTF IS THIS SERBIAN COACH?HE'S SERVING GHANAIANS AND HE'S BEEN PAID BY POOR PPLS OF GHANA,ASUCH BEING A CONCERN GHANAIAN,I'VE THE RIGHT TO QUESTION THE DECISION OF HIM MILO.THERE IS ALWAYS QUESTION MARKS ON HIS CHOICE OF PLAYERS HE ALWAYS INVITE AND I REALLY BLAMED THE NYANTAKYI LED GFA FOR THIS BAD PRACTICE OF MILO.IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK MILO TO MEET THE PRESS AND DEFEND THE CHOICE OF PLAYERS HE SELECT FOR A MATCH? ITS ONLY IN GHANA THERE IS NO CRITERIA FOR PLAYERS PLAYERS INTO THE NATIONAL TEAMS.NO WONDER INACTIVE AND BENCH WARMERS ARE ALWAYS FAVOURED BY INFORM AND ACTIVE PLAYERS.GOD WILL JUDGE US ALL.
  • askantwi
    says: 9 years ago
    Truely, I like this coach. I was happy when he was retained. But one thing about him that really baffles me is the Quincy factor. Owusu Abeyie is in the same level as Essien, Prince Boateng, Muntari, Kwadwo Asamoah just to mention the elites. Truth be told, to exclude him from the Black Stars squad or leave him on the bench is almost a crime. I really can't believe Milo deliberately left him out. There must surely be a reason. May be he left him alone to sort out his club contract issues. All in all, the man is an ultimate play maker and clinical in front of goal. He could even be a better striker than Asamoah Gyan. Trust me.
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    Milo is not a coach.he's tactically corrupt and technically blind.He is running Ghana football with his mafia friends from serbia with one intention to get rich at expense of Ghanaians.He want to play players that represent his agency.Milo is a dirty business man i'm glad majority of Ghanaians have recognize that.The serbian trainer dont understand football.Wat good coach will play Togoe and Inkoom defender aheard of QUINCY.Milo must leave GHANA NOW.
  • maka
    says: 9 years ago
    ...I AM SILENT...
  • yahuza musah
    says: 9 years ago
    yah me too
  • siddik
    says: 9 years ago
    quincy was very impressive in his game with malaga and as for essien and gyan good job. Andre and jordan ayew are starting in todays game against bordeaux. go ghana...
  • gisbon
    says: 9 years ago
    am impressed with how the ghanians are playing abroad and i wish tham all the best these season
  • fredrick osei
    says: 9 years ago
    Samuel Afum played 66 minutes and not 90 minutes for winless FC Smouha which drew 0-0 with ENPPI.habib mohamed had ayellow card in the 15 minutes but played 52 minutes
  • fredrick osei
    says: 9 years ago
    Samuel Afum played 66 minutes and not 90 minutes for winless FC Smouha which drew 0-0 with ENPPI.habib mohamed had a yellow card in the 15 minutes but played 52 minutes
  • fredrick osei
    says: 9 years ago
    Ac milan 3-0 lecce kelvin coming in 4 pato in the 76 minutes,dede starting 4 marseille,
  • et canada
    says: 9 years ago
    ok all my brothers, stop playing the blame game here, first of all the coach dont make those calling decisions, he can only say such a player might be good, but it is up to the GFA to make any decision of who to call to play for our country so if there is anyone to blame, blame the GFA.Remember that it doesn't matter how many soldiers u bring to the war is what kind of deadly weapons u carry with u if the coach dont have good weapon he can only do sooo much so please brothers,let try ur best to blame the GFA for the players calling.
  • extroshi
    says: 9 years ago
    sabacious is right about appiah.he was far from impressive in his opening game for cessna.but i believe he will bounce back cuz he's got the class.
  • Mario Balitoli
    says: 9 years ago
    God will punish GFA FOR NOT INVITING QUINCY ABEYIE AND SULLEY MUNTRI. HOW COMES LEE ADDY PLAYING FOR THE BLACK STARS? HE IS THE WASTED AND POOR PLAYER IN BALCK STARS HISTORY. PRINCE TAGOE IS SECOND STUPID PLAYERS. GIVE SULLEY MUNTARI AND QUINCY ABEYIE CHANCE TO SAFE GHANA RATHER THAN CALLING STUPID PLAYERS TO DESTROY OUR NATIONAL TEAM. THE IS THAT GHANA IS A TRIBALISM COUNTRY. THEY FOLLOW WHO IS PART OF THEIR TRIBE BUT THIS COUNTRY MUST DIVIDED INTO MANY PARTS. HOW COMES STUPID FUCKING LEE ADDY PLAYED FOR THE BLACK STARS?
  • OPOOCIHNI
    says: 9 years ago
    APPIAH WAS NOT IMPRESSIVE AT ALL.INFACT HE WAS THE FLOP OF THE MATCH BETWEEN CESENA AND ROMA .THAT WAS THE REASON WHY HE WAS SUBSTITUTED IN THE 60TH MINUTE OF THE GAME. STOP ALL THE SUGAR COATING.