Ghana's No. 1

Performances of Ghanaian players abroad

Published on: 24 October 2011

By Akyereko Frimpong-Manson

Kevin-Prince Boateng showed his importance to AC Milan squad by scoring a hat-trick which sparked a 4-3 win over Lecce.

GHANAsoccernet.com has more on how players fared abroad after another weekend.

ENGLAND

Robin van Persie came off the bench to score a double to sink Stoke City 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

New Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong replaced Ivorian striker Gervinho in the nick of full time.

In the Npower Championship, Leeds United stretched their unbeaten run to five game after comprehensively beating Peterborough United 3-2 at the London Road Stadium.

Winger Lloyd Sam was introduced on the 48th minute and got booked on the 64th minute.

Elsewhere at the King Power Stadium, Black Stars full-back John Pantsil warmed the bench for Leicester City who suffered a 3-0 loss to Millwall.

Box-to-box midfielder Prince Buaben watched from the bench as his Watford surrendered a 2-1 lead to lose 3-2 at Hull City.

Bristol City remained at the foot of the table after losing 2-0 at home to Birmingham City.

Ghana's Albert Adomah played full throttle for Bristol City.

Young striker Akwasi Asante did not make the trip with Birmingham City.

GERMANY

Schalke 04 moved to third place after piping Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 at the BayArena. Hans Adu-Sarpei lost his place in the Schalke 04 first team.

TSG 1869 Hoffenheim recorded a 1-0 victory Borussia M'Gladbach on home ground.

Ghana center-back Isaac Vorsah was a rock in defence for Hoffenheim and lasted the entire duration of the game.

In the Bundesliga II, Ghana attacker Charles Takyi played 59 minutes for St Pauli who narrowly beat FSV Frankfurt 2-1.

Hansa Rostock slipped to a 2-1 loss at Fortuna Düsseldorf. Winger Mohammed Lartey lasted 63 minutes for Hansa Rostock.

In the Liga 3, neither Marcel Appiah nor Eric Agyemang played in Arminia Bielefeld's 2-1 win over SpVgg Unterhaching.

Phil Ofosu-Aryeh played 11 minutes in Rot-Weiß Erfurt's one-all draw with Preußen Münster.

Jeff Gyasi saw full time action for Rot-Weiß Oberhausen who forced a 0-0 draw at VfR Aalen.

FRANCE

Andre Ayew put up an impressive performance to score all two goals in Marseille's 2-0 win over Ajaccio on Saturday.

The 21-year-old scored in the 30th and 49th minutes.

Defender Jerry Vandam lasted the entire duration of the match for ten-man Caen who lost 3-1 at home to Montpellier.

Midfield machine Rabiu Mohammed played 58 minutes for Evian Thonon Gaillard who squeezed a point out of Sochaux in a 1-1 draw.

Ghana captain John Mensah failed to meet the first team grades at Olympique Lyon who drew 1-1 with champions Lille at the Stadium Nord Lille Métropole.

In the Ligue 2, speedstar Haminu Dramani was in full time action for Arles Avignon who succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at Laval.

He set up Arles' consolation.

Moussa Narry returned to the Le Mans starting line-up and played 90 minutes when they run away with a point at Reims after a 1-1 draw.

Defender Dennis Appiah manned the AS Monaco defence in their 0-0 draw with Tours.

NETHERLANDS

Heracles Almelo moved to 7th place at the expense of bottom-placed Excelsior Rotterdam. They defeated them 2-0 at their own backyard.

Ghanaian midfielder Kwame Quansah played the entire match for Heracles.

Left-footed Nana Akwasi Asare maintained his place in defence for FC Utrecht who crashed to a 4-1 defeat at home to Heerenveen.

Vitesse Arnhem remained in third place despite drawing 1-1 with giants PSV Eindhoven.

Ghana midfielder Anthony Annan played 90 minutes for Vitesse.

In the Dutch second tier, defender Mitch Apau lasted 90 minutes Veendam who lost 2-1 at home to FC Eindhoven.

Former Ghana U17 striker Kelvin Bossman sat on the bench for Helmond Sport who scored a 69th minute goal to draw 2-2 with Fortuna Sittard on home grounds.

ITALY

Kevin-Prince Boateng came off the bench to score a stunning hat-trick for AC Milan in their 4-3 triumph over Lecce.

The 24-year-old netted on the 49th, 55th and 63rd minutes.

Sulley Muntari missed out of the Inter Milan first team squad that defeated Chievo Verona 1-0 at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Erik Lamela scored a solitary 8th minute strike to hand AS Roma a 1-0 win over Palermo at the Stadio Olimpico.

Ghana junior international Afriyie Acquah played 82 minutes for Palermo.

Udinese hit the summit of the Serie A table after thumping new boys Novara 3-0.

Ghana pair Kwadwo Asamoah and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu played full throttle for Udinese.

In the Serie B, Sassuolo dropped to 4th place after drawing 1-1 with Empoli.

Genoa loanee Isaac Cofie played 90 minutes for Sassuolo while striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom came off the bench to play 45 minutes for Sassuolo.

Striker Yaw Asante was absent when his Grosseto side beat Brescia 2-0.

Youngster Mase Nana Addo also missed out of the Brescia first team squad.

In the Primavera League, midfielder Joseph Alfred Duncan was suspended for Inter Milan who beat AC Milan 1-0.

Sensational midfielder Edmund Etse Hortor sat out due to injury.

Fiorentina captain Daniel Kofi Agyei set up the second goal as they run past Sassuolo 3-1.

Midfielder Amidu Salifu also played 90 minutes but Nii Nortey Ashong and Maxwell Acosty Boadu sat out because of suspension.

Parma played a 0-0 draw game with Grosseto on home turf.

Defender Bright Addae played 90 minutes but Godfred Adolf was forced to sit out because of injury.

SPAIN

Real Sociedad are still without a win in four games. They drew 0-0 with Getafe at the Estadio Municipal de Anoeta.

Former Ajax Amsterdam youngster Jeffery Sarpong was unused.

In-form Levante cruised to a 2-0 victory over Villarreal at the El Madrigal.

Ghana youth winger Wakaso Mubarak was not in the Villarreal first team.

SWEDEN

AIK Stockholm earned a Europa Cup spot on the last day of the Swedish top flight league after playing a 1-1 draw with champions Helsingborg.

Young striker Kwame Amponsah-Karikari played 80 minutes for AIK but defender Joseph Baffo was suspended for Helsingborg.

Gefle IK ended the season with a 1-1 draw at Djurgarden.

Midfielder Zakaria Abdulai played the full 90 minutes while former Asante Kotoko influential midfielder Yusif Chibsah came off the bench on the 46th minute. Joachim Adukor could not make the first team.

Norrkopping were just lucky to escape relegation after losing 3-0 at Goteborg. Swedish-born Ghanaian James Frempong was introduced on the 30th minute.

NORWAY

Stromsgodset condemned giants Rosenborg BK to a 3-1 defeat at the Marienlyst Stadion in Drammen.

Ghana pair of Mohammed Abu and Adam Larsen Kwarasey both played full throttle for Stromsgodset but Abdul Razak Nuhu is suspended.

Awal Issah Mohammed also played 90 minutes for Rosenborg.

King Osei-Gyan played 72 minutes in Viking's 2-0 win over Lillestrom.

Former Ghana U17 captain Paul Addo missed Odd Grenland's 1-0 win over Haugesund.

BELGIUM

Standard Liege returned to winning ways with a slim 1-0 victory Zulte-Waregem.

Versatile defender Daniel Opare played 59 minutes for Liege.

Westerlo dropped to the relegation zone after slipping to a 2-1 home loss to Anderlecht.

Striker William Owusu-Acheampong played 90 minutes for Westerlo.

Elsewhere at the Jan Breydelstadion, Cercle Brugge thumped newly promoted OH Leuven 2-0 to move to fourth place.

Striker Patrick Amoah played the entire match Leuven.

Abdul Yakeen Iddi sat out of KV Mechelen's 2-2 draw at Germinal Beerschot.

UKRAINE

In the Ukrainian Premier League, FC Dnipro moved to fifth on the table after beating Metalurh Donetsk 1-0.

Black Stars pair Samuel Inkoom and Derek Boateng both started the match for Dnipro but Boateng was replaced after 57 minutes.

Winger Abeiku Quansah reovered from injury to sit on the bench for Arsenal Kiev who lost 1-0 at Volyn.

Dynamo Kiev demolished FC Zorya 6-1 to take a commanding lead at the top of the table.

EGYPT

Former Heart of Lions captain Daniel Yeboah played 32 minutes for Haras El Hadood who confirmed their superiority over Wadi Degla with a 2-0 win.

Eric Bekoe did not play in Petrojet's 3-2 triumph over Misr Lel Makasa.

Former Kotoko striker Kwabena Yaro was introduced on the 65th minute for El Entag Harby who shared the spoils with Al Masry in a 1-1 draw.

Veteran Godwin Attram played the entire match for FC Smouha in their 1-1 draw Al Mokawloon.

Striker Samuel Ocran scored on the 49th minute to earn a draw a point for El Gounah at giants Al Ahly.

PORTUGAL

Christian Atsu set up the second goal for Rio Ave in their 2-0 win over Uniao de Leiria. He was replaced on the 89th minute.

In the Portuguese second-tier league, Sporting Covilha beat Portimonense 2-0 to remain in sixth place.

Younger brother of Ghana young winger Wakaso Mubarak, Alhassan Wakaso played 76 minutes for Portmonense.

SWITZERLAND

FC Sion shocked Servette FC 2-0 at their own backyard. Winger Ishmael Yartey was booked on the 46th minute for Servette.

ISRAEL

Hapoel Petah Tikva suffered yet another defeat after going down 1-0 at home to Hapoel Haifa.

Former Kessben FC defender Daniel Addo last the entire duration of the game for Hapoel Petah Tikva.

Seidu Yahaya played 63 minutes for Maccabi Haifa in their 3-0 defeat to Hapoel Kiryat Shmona on home grounds.

USA

In the Major Soccer League, Khalif Alhassan played 80 minutes for Portland Timbers who squeezed a point out of Real Salt Lake.

Chicago Fire laboured to a 3-2 win over Columbus Crew at the Toyota Park.

Ghanaian duo Dominic Oduro and Patrick Nyarko were both in action for Chicago Fire.

 

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