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How Ghanaian players abroad performed

Nana Opoku Ampomah

Ghana’s in-form player, Thomas Partey, is continuing with his impressive run as he scored the winner for Atletico Madrid in their 1-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish La Liga last Saturday.

Though Partey will miss Ghana’s final game against Egypt on Sunday, he no doubt showed he was maintaining the good form he has found himself in at the beginning of the season.

In Azerbaijan, Richard Gadze was on target for Zira as he scored the winner against Neftci Baku in the top flight while Patrick Twumasi completed a fourth consecutive league title in Kazakhstan after beating Kapaz 2-0 on final day.

In the Belgium top flight, Samuel Asamoah of Eupen and Sint Truiden’s Elton Acolatse scored for their respective clubs as they drew 4-4 in an entertaining game.

Black Stars debutant, Nana Opoku Ampomah, was on target for Waasland-Beveren ahead of his first outing with the national team as they defeated Mouscron 2-0.

England

Andre Ayew registered an assist for West Ham United as they were beaten 4-1 at home by Liverpool in the English Premier League and Daniel Amartey continued his struggles at Leicester City as he was an unused substitute in their 2-2 stalemate with Stoke City.

Christian Atsu lasted 82 minutes for Newcastle United in their 0-1 home loss to Bournemouth while German-born of Ghanaian descent, Collins Quaner, was an unused substitute for Huddersfield Town in their 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Jordan Ayew played for Swansea City as they were pipped 1-0 by Brighton Albion at the Liberty Stadium but was substituted in the 79th minute.

In the Championship, Albert Adomah, enjoyed full minutes of Aston Villa’s 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, Dennis Odoi was in action for Fulham in their 0-2 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Andy Yiadom was included in Barnsley’s squad that recorded a 2-0 home victory over Birmingham City with Joe Dodoo and Tarique Fosu both instrumental for Charlton Athletic in their 3-1 win over Truro in the preliminary rounds of the FA Cup.

Spain

Emmanuel Boateng made a cameo appearance for UD Levante in their 2-1 home defeat to Girona, Mubarak Wakaso put up a man-of-the-match performance for Deportivo Alaves in their 1-0 win over Espanyol.

In the Segunda Division, Owusu Kwabena made a cameo appearance for Real Oviedo in their 3-2 victory over Lugo

Italy

Kwadwo Asamoah was an unused substitute for Juventus in their 2-1 win over Rahman Chibash’s Benevento Calcio and Afriyie Acquah was a late substitute for Torino in a 1-1 draw with Inter Milan.

Isaac Cofie couldn’t feature in Genoa’s 0-2 loss to Sampdoria at the Stade Luigi Ferraris as Godfred Donsah was in action for Bologna in a 2-3 loss to Crotone in the Italia Serie B.

France

Abdul Majeed Waris lasted 87 minutes for Lorient in their 1-1 draw at Paris FC in the French Ligue 2, goalkeeper Lawrence Ati Zigi was on the bench for Sochaux Montbiliard as they drew 3-3 with Orleans.

Germany

Ebenezer Ofori failed to play for VfL Stuttgart in their 3-1 defeat at Hamburg SV in the Bundesliga with Austrian-born of Ghanaian descent, Kelvin Danso, rescued a point for Daniel Opare’s Augsburg in their 1-1 draw with Leverkusen.

Kevin-Prince Boateng miraculously returned from injury to play full throttle for Eintracht Frankfurt in their 2-1 win over Werder Bremen.

Austria

Bernard Tekpetey was introduced on the 60th minute for Altach as they were beaten 4-2 at home by LASK Linz, Samuel Oppong was a substitute for BW Linz in their goalless draw with FAC Wien and Majeed Ashimeru came on in the 56th minute for Austria Lustenau in their 2-4 loss to Liefering FC.

Kingsley Boateng played full period for Reid Grodno as they won 2-1 away over Wattens in the second tier league.

Belgium

Nana Akwesi Asare captained KAA Gent in their 1-0 victory over Standard Liege and William Owusu Acheampong lasted full minutes for Royal Antwerp as they were beaten 3-1 by Sporting Charleroi.

Joseph Aidoo was in defence for KRC Genk in their 0-0 draw with Lokeren as Osah Bernardinho Tetteh warmed the bench for Westerlo during a 1-3 loss at Cercle Brugge KSV.

Belarus

Joel Fameyeh registered a goal for Dinamo Brest when they won 2-0 over Neman Grodno and Dickson Afoakwa came off the bench to help FC Gomel defeat Krumkachy 1-0.

Croatia

Reagy Ofosu, a German-born of Ghanaian descent scored his second league goal for Istra 1961 in their 4-1 win over HNK Cibalia, Obeng Regan made a cameo appearance for Inter Zapresic as they defeated Osijek 3-1.

Portugal

Lumor Agbenyenu lasted 75 minutes for Portimonense in their 1-1 away draw with Ernest Ohemeng’s Moreirense and Alhassan Wakaso was an unused substitute for Vitoria Guimaraes in their 3-1 loss to Benfica.

Switzerland

Raphael Dwamena was in fantastic form for FC Zurich as they drew 1-1 with FC Sion, Kasim Nuhu was in action for Young Boys when they held FC Basel to a 1-1 draw an in the Challenge League, Kwadwo Duah played entirely for Winterthur in their 1-1 draw with Servette Geneva FC.

Turkey

Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan, was a second half substitute as Kayserispor played out a 0-0 stalemate with Trabzonspor while Joseph Attamah played full period for Istanbul Basaksehir in their 2-0 away win against Yeni Malatyaspor.

Bernard Mensah was also on target for Kasimpasa as he scored in their 2-2 draw with Emmanuel Agyeman Badu’s Bursaspor.

 

Source: graphic.com.gh

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