NINE Ghanaian players whose club suffered relegation heartbreak

Published on: 14 May 2018
NINE Ghanaian players whose club suffered relegation heartbreak
Sulley Muntari

Most of the top European Leagues have tidied up the season and Ghanasoccernet.com’s hack Reuben Obodai runs the rule on nine Ghanaian players whose club suffered relegation despair.

SULLEY MUNTARI (Deportivo La Coruna)

The experienced midfielder joined his old pal, Clarence Seedorf at Depor during the January transfer window on a short term deal to help them escape the relegation doldrums.

However, the former AC Milan enforcer has failed to command starting berth in the struggling side – having made eight appearances, six starts and two substitute appearances - which sums to 409 minutes of action and picked three bookings out of eight games.

The 84-capped Ghana international returned from a two-week injury to warm the bench in their 4-2 loss against Villarreal last Saturday.

Deportivo sit 18th position with 29 points from 37 matches.

ANDY YIADOM (Barnsley)

Yiadom’s Barnsley were always fighting against the drop since the departure of manager Paul Heckingbottom.

The 26-year-old right back was heavily tipped to carry the Tykes through to the season following his electric performance during their promotion winning campaign in League One – where he became one of the most sought after players in the top flight league.

Yiadom was handed the armband in the latter part of the campaign in a bid to lure him stay at the club.

However, he suffered a back injury just two games into the season, missing seven games in the process.

The former Barnet recovered in September but then the club was struggling to churn out good result – which forced Paul Heckingbottom to depart and join Leeds United.

He amassed 33 appearances and managed to provide 3 assists.

Barnsley finished in 22nd position after picking 41 points.

STEFFEN NKANSAH (Eintracht Braunschweig)

 

David Atanga
With two matches to go, St. Polten are resigned to losing their top flight status as they are languishing at the bottom of the log with only 14 points.

Even if they clinch six points from their next games, they cannot match the points tally of 9th placed side AC Wolfburger, who have collected 26 points from 33 games.

Atanga, who joined the club on loan from Red Bulls Salzburg, is an undisputed starter for the club with his consistent performances.

The 21-year-old has netted 4 goals in 12 appearances.

By: Reuben Obodai @ReubenObodai Twitter

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