Comprehensive Wrap Up of Ghanaian Players Abroad; Essien Scores Debut Goal

Abdul Majeed Waris scored for Lorient in their 5-1 thumping of Metz to keep their survival hopes alive whiles John Boye’s impressive outing in Sivasspor away draw leaves them on a brink of securing top-flight promotion.

GHANAsoccernet.com brings you a comprehensive wrap of how Ghanaian players fared for the respective clubs across the globe over the weekend.

ENGLAND

Deputy Black Stars skipper Ander Ayew enjoyed 90 minutes of football action for West Ham United in their 0-0 draw with high-flying Everton. His brother Jordan Ayew also played full throttle of Swansea City and registered an assist in their 2-0 win over Stoke City to boost their survival hope in the English Premiership.

Jeffrey Schlupp played 90 minutes of action as his Crystal Palace side shocked Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield.

Teenage sensation Daniel Agyei played the last 15 minutes of Burnley 2-0 home loss to Manchester United when he came on for Ashley Barnes.

Winger Albert Adomah starred for Aston Villa in their 1-o home win against Birmingham City on coach Harry Redknapp’s debut but was substituted by Gary Gardner in the 76th minute.

Belgian-born Denis Odoi played a substitute role for Fulham in their 4-1 away win over Huddersfield Town.

English-born Ghanaian striker Kwame Blaire Thomas failed to make appearance for Coventry City in their 1-0 home win over Walsall.

Crystal Palace loanee Hiram Boateng was an unused substitute in Northampton 3-0 away loss to Bury.

Welsh-born midfielder Ethan Ampadu saw 76 minutes of action for Exeter City in their 3-1 win over Morecambe.

Reading loanee Tariqe Fosu lasted for 75 minutes for Colchester United in their 0-0 draw against Plymouth.

Derick Asamoah played full throttle for his side Guiseley in their away 1-1 draw against Bromley.

SPAIN

Kevin Prince Boateng scored his 10th goal of the season for Las Palmas but was substituted in their 1-1 home draw against Deportivo Alaves.

Black Stars midfielder Thomas Partey was a 46th minute substitute for Atletico Madrid in their 1-0 win over Espanyol.

Mubarak Wakaso missed Granada 2-0 away loss to Sevilla through suspension.

In the Segunda Division, Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah was an unused substitute for Cordoba in their 1-1 goal apiece against Real Mallorca.

FRANCE

Striker Majeed Waris played the entire duration and scored a goal for his side Lorient in their 5-1 heavy win over fellow strugglers Metz, but his compatriot Alhassan Wakaso was an unused substitute.

Ghana youth defender Geoffrey Acheampong did not make appearance for his side Bastia as they were humbled 2-0 at away by Girondins de Bordeaux.

Kwadwo Asamoah

ITALY

Maxwell Acosty replaced Nalini in the 80th minute for Crotone in their 2-1 surprising win over Sampdoria.

Afriyie Acquah played the entire minutes of Torino away 3-1 win over Chievo Verona.

Kwadwo Asamoah was in inspiring form for Juventus as they humbled Genoa 4-0 at home. Midfielder Alfred Duncan played 90 minutes for Sassuolo as they held Serie A title hopefuls Napoli to a 2-2 draw but received a yellow card in the 88th minute. However, his compatriot Claude Adjapong did not make appearance for the side.

Godfred Donsah failed to make appearance for Bologna in their 3-2 away loss to high-flying Atalanta side.

Midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu was substituted in Udinese 2-1 home win over relegation threatened Cagliari.

Former Ghana U20 midfielder Moses Odjer was yellow carded in Salernitana 0-0 away draw to Pro Vercelli.

Ranford Selasi played 79 minutes for Novara in their 1-0 home defeat to Perugia.

Defender Patrick Asmah watched from the bench as his side US Avellino played out a pulsating 1-1 draw with AS Cesena.

Raman Chibsah played for Benevento in their 2-1 win over Latina.

Bright Addae came on to replace Tomasso Bianchi in the 67th minute for Ascoli in 0-0 stalemate against Brescia.

In the third-tier league, Emmanuel Gyasi came on for Sparacello in the 50th minute for Pistoiese 0-1 loss to Olba, with whom Joseph Tetteh failed to make the match day squad.

GERMANY

Bernard Tekpetey could not make the grades at Schalke 04 as the Royal Blues played out a 1-1 stalemate with RB Liepzig. Baba Rahman is out injured.

Meanwhile, German-born Ghanaian midfielder Gideon Jung tasted 90 minutes of action upon his return from injury as they lost 1-2 at home to Darmstadt.

AUSTRIA

Ghana youth midfielder David Atanga scored for Mattersburg in their 2-0 win over Sturm Graz.

Kadri Mohammed was an unused substitute for Austria Vienna as they won the Vienna derby 2-0 over Rapid Vienna.

BELGIUM

Ghanaian winger Frank Acheampong was an 87th minute substitute in Anderlecht 2-0 home victory over Club Brugge whiles compatriot Dennis Appiah played the entire duration as they take a commanding lead in the Jupilar League Championship Group.

Meanwhile at the Stayen, midfielder Bennard Kumordzi failed to make Genk match day squad as they trounced Mouscron 6-0.

Eric Ocansey registered an assist in his side KAS Eupen 3-3 away stalemate with Kortrijk.

NETHERLANDS

Manchester City loanee Yaw Yeboah played 87th minutes for FC Twente in their 2-1 loss to AZ Alkmaar.

TURKEY

John Boye put up a splendid performance and scored for Sivasspor against Jerry Akaminko’s Eskisehirspor in their 2-2 stalemate as both sides boosted their hopes of qualifying to the elite division.

Mahatma Otoo was on show for Umraniyespor for 90 minutes as they played out a 2-2 draw with already relegated Mersin, but his compatriot Seidu Salifu spent the entire duration of the game on the substitute bench.

SCOTLAND

Fans favourite Joe Dodoo came off the bench in the 46th minute for Rangers in their Scottish Cup semi finals to sworn rivals Celtic.

SERBIA

Ghanaian duo Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and Abraham Frimpong enjoyed 90 minutes of football for Red Star Belgrade in their 2-1 away victory over FK Napredak Krusevac.

PORTUGAL

Bernard Mensah did not make match day squad for Vitoria Guimareas’ 2-0 win against Boavista.

Osei Barnes missed Pacos Ferreira 3-1 win over Braga with a niggling injury.

Joseph Amoah came on in the 46th minute for Vitoria Guimaraes in their 3-0 loss to Sporting Lisbon B.

MEXICO

Former Ghana youth star Clifford Aboagye missed Atlas FC’s 1-0 victory over Pachuca through injury as he is set to undergo knee surgery.

BULGARIA

Samuel Inkoom saw 90 minutes action for Vereya in their slim win over Montana.

GREECE

Michael Asigba and Jeffrey Sarpong both played 90 minutes for Veria in their 4-3 win agiants Asteras Tripolis.

Nomadic Ghanaian midfielder Derek Boateng scored a debut goal for OFI Crete in their 3-0 win against Acharnaikos.

NORWAY

Ghanaian youngster Patrick Kpozo warmed the bench for 90 minutes for Tromso in their 3-0 home loss to Stabaek.

POLAND

Ghanaian midfielder Aziz Tetteh warmed the bench for 90 minutes for Lech Poznan in their 3-0 win over Ruch Chorzow.

USA

Striker Dominic Oduro lasted 68 minutes for Montreal Impact in their 3-3 away draw to Philadelphia Union in the MLS.

Harrison Afful enjoyed 90 minutes of action for Columbus Crew in their 2-0 away defeat to New York Red Bulls whiles compatriot and teammate Mohammed Abu was an unused substitute. Jonathan Mensah was missing through injury.

David Accam played just 29 minutes for Chicago Fire in their 3-1 away lose to Toronto FC.

Latif Blessing replaced Gelson Fernandes in the 84th minute of Sporting Kansas City’s 1-0 defeat to FC Dallas.

In the NASL, Former Ghana youth international Kalif Alhassan made a cameo appearance for New York Cosmos in their 1-1 draw with Jacksonville.

Ghanaian midfielder Fred Owusu Sekyere got the opener for Richmond Kickers in their 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh.

Anthony Annan

FINLAND

Evans Mensah hit a brace for HJK Helsinki whiles Anthony Annan also registered a goal in their 5-1 win over JJK.

SWEDEN

Ghanaian duo Mohammed Abubakari and Nasiru Mohammed played in Hacken 2-1 home defeat to Norrkoping, but the former was substituted in the 81st minute.

INDONESIA

Veteran Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien came off the bench to register his debut goal for Persib Bandung in their 2-2 stalemate with PS TNI.SUDAN

Free-scoring striker Abednego Tetteh scored for Al Hilal in their 3-3 home draw but saw a red card.

KENYA

Former Hearts of Oak forward Gilbert Fiamenyo opened the scoring for AFC Leopards in their 2-1 away triumph over Thika United.

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