Performance of Ghanaian Players Abroad; Partey, Kyereh, Inaki, Ransford Yeboah all excelled
The international break is over and your most trusted sports portal in Ghana, Kickgh.com, as usual, is on hand to update you on how Ghanaian footballers have fared for their respective clubs during the weekend.
For starters, Thomas Yakubu Partey made a sensational return from injury with a goal to propel Arsenal to a 3-1 win over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday. He lasted 73 minutes in the game.
Jordan Ayew saw another full-time action but sadly lost it late 1-2 at home to Chelsea. He helped Edward Odsonne for their goal.
It was a six-goal thriller at Anfield after Brighton and Hove Albion held Liverpool to a thrilling 3-3 draw last Saturday. Tariq Lamptey was introduced in the final three minutes to replace hatricker Leandro Trossard.
Mohammed Salisu was an unused substitute for Southampton in their painful 1-2 loss to Everton at St Mary’s Stadium.
In the Championship, Andy Yiadom played 65 minutes for Reading in their 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. Baba Rahman missed the team through injury.
Jojo Wollacott lasted the full term in post for Charlton Athletic but conceded in their 1-1 draw with Oxford United seeing at the Valley.
Ghana striker Kwame Poku scored in Peterborough United’s 3-2 win over MK Dons in the English League One on Saturday afternoon.
Former Kotoko wonderkid Mathew Anim Cudjoe warmed up the bench in Dundee United’s 1-2 home loss to St Johnstone in the Scottish top flight.
Elsewhere in Spain, Inaki Williams scored in Athletico Bilbao’s humiliating 4-0 victory over UD Almeria. His younger brother Nico Williams also found the net and also assisted in the game.
Iddrisu Abdulai lasted the full duration of Real Mallorca in their narrow 0-1 home loss to giants FC Barcelona at the Visit Mallorca Estadi.
Celta Vigo beat Real Betis 1-0 on Sunday at Municipal de Balaidos. Joseph Aidoo really excelled in this game having lasted the whole duration.
Black Meteors captain Samuel Obeng Gyabaa was introduced in the 56th minute in their 1-3 home loss to FC Cartagena.
In Germany, Daniel Kofi Kyereh scored for Freiburg in their prized 2-1 win at home to Mainz O5 and lasted 69 minutes at the Europa-Park Stadion.
In Bundesliga II, big moment for Ransford Yeboah Koningsdorffer who came off the bench to snatch the winner for Hamburger SV in their prized 1-2 away triumph over Hannover 96. He made his debut for the Black Stars against Nicaragua last week.
Ghana striker Braydon Marvin Manu scored in SV Darmstadt 1898’s 2-1 win over Paderborn SC in the Bundesliga II on Friday night.
In Italy’s Serie A, Cremonese held Lecce to a 1-1 draw. Felix Afena-Gyan was substituted in the 74th minute.
Alfred Duncan was engaged in the last five minutes but was not enough for Fiorentina who lost painfully against Atlanta in Bergamo.
Alexander Djiku took advantage of full throttle but was not enough as his Strasbourg team lost 1-3 at home to Stade Rennais. Kamaldeen Sulemana missed action for the winners with a knee injury.
Gideon Mensah was an unused substitute in AJ Auxurre’s 1-1 draw with Brest.
Black Stars defender Alidu Seidu lasted the full duration of Clermont Foot in their crucial 1-3 away win over AC Ajaccio.
Salis Abdul Samed took advantage of RC Lens’ important 1-0 victory against Olympique Lyonnais. He has already shown his willingness to play for the Black Stars.
Nicholas Opoku was outstanding in defense for Amiens SC in their crucial 0-1 away triumph over Rodez in the French Ligue 2.
Sporting CP won 3-1 against Gil Vicente at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in the Portuguese Premiera Liga. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku was an unused substitute while Eric Ayiah was not in the matchday squad.
Kudus Mohammed came on to play the final seven minutes for Ajax in their 2-2 draw with Go Ahead Eagles in the Eredivisie at the weekend.
Black Stars duo Kasim Nuhu Adams and Lawrence Ati-Zigi faced off in FC Basel’s 3-2 win over St. Gallen in the Swiss top flight on Saturday night. They both lasted the full duration of the match.
David Atanga was shown a red card for violent conduct in KV Oostende’s 2-1 home loss to Genk in Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League on Saturday. Joseph Paintsil was ruled out of the match due to injury.
It was a seven-goal thriller when Gent lost 3-4 to Cercle Brugge at home. Elisha Owusu made an appearance in this match.
Goalkeeper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen was an unused substitute in KAS Eupen’s 1-0 win over St. Truiden. Isaac Nuhu was also brought on in the second half.
Former Ghana U23 winger Issah Abass made his first-ever appearance for GD Chaves in their 1-1 draw with Estoril Praia in the Portuguese top-flight league on Saturday night.
Ghana international Emmanuel Boateng scored to propel Rio Ave to a narrow 1-0 victory over Santa Clara in the Portuguese top-flight league on Sunday. Fellow countryman Abdul Aziz Yakubu also savored the entire duration.
Former Ghana youth international Ibrahim Sadiq netted his fifth goal of the season to earn BK Hacken a 1-1 draw against Varberg BoIS in Sweden’s Allsvenkan on Sunday afternoon.
In the Finnish top flight, KuPS beat FC Honka 3-2, in a match where former Black Starlets star Edmund Arko Mensah played in the 60th minute. Musah Nuhu warmed up the winners’ bench.
In the United States, Los Angeles FC recorded a crucial 1-2 away victory against Portland Timbers. Latif Blessing and Kojo Opoku were introduced in the 77th minute for the travelers.
Former Black Stars right-back Harrison Afful played full-time for Charlotte FC in their 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Union.
Lalas Abubakar was not included in the Colorado Rapids squad that beat FC Dallas 1-0 in MLS.
From: Iddriss Abdul Rahim