Ghanaians Abroad: Gyan, Waris, Ayew, others score


Ghana striker Jordan Ayew scored a fabulous finish for Aston Villa in their defeat against Bournemouth in England while Majeed Waris scored his 11th goal of the season in France.

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan returned from injury to score in the Chinese Super League.

There were also goals for Mahatma Otoo, Dennis Appiah, Reagy Ofosu, Charles Sapong, Kevin Luckassen, Moses Odjer, Albert Adomah and Caleb Ekuban.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu missed Udinese’s 2-0 loss with injury but Afriyie Acquah returned for Torino.’s El Akyereko has a comprehensive wrap on how Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend.


Winger Christian Atsu came off the bench in the 68th minute to play for Malaga in their 0-0 stalemate at Granada on Friday.

Thomas Partey came off the Atletico Madrid bench to play in their 3-1 away victory over Espanyol.

Bernard Mensah could not make the Getafe squad for their 2-0 loss at Villarreal.

Inaki Williams scored the only goal of the Athletic Club in their 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.

In the Segunda Division, Granada loanee Fatau Mohammed was not in the Almeria squad for their 1-1 draw with Alcorcón.

Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah was in post for Cordoba who suffered a 3-2 loss against Albacete.

Defender Kasim Nuhu came off the Real Mallorca bench in the 38th minute to play in their 2-1 loss against Real Zaragoza.


In the Bundesliga, Reagy Ofosu scored a 90th minute finish for Grodig when they shocked themselves with a 2-0 win over Austria Wien.

Liefering restored their winning run with a 3-1 win over Floridsdorfer AC in the Liga 1. Ghana midfielder David Atanga played the entire match for Liefering at the Untersberg-Arena but goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi was unused. Attacker Raphael Dwamena and Isaac Vorsah were not in the victors squad for the game.


Ghana midfielder Bennard Kumordzi came off the bench to play the last 6 minutes of normal time for KRC Genk in their 4-0 hammering of KV Oostende.

Striker Benjamin Tetteh was not in the Standard Liege squad for their 1-1 stalemate with Kortrijk.

Frank Acheampong could not recover in time to play for Anderlecht in their 2-1 away win over Zulte-Waregem.

Nana Akwasi Asare was booked in the 20th minute and played the entire match for Gent in their 2-0 loss against Club Brugge.

Denis Odoi was in action for Lokeren when they lost 2-1 at KV Mechelen.

Elsewhere in the second-tier league, midfielder Charles Ankomah lasted 58 minutes for Lierse SK in their 2-1 win over Tubize.

Eric Ocansey scored a 68th minute finish for AS Eupen in their 2-1 win over Excelsior Virton.

Kwame Nsor was not in the FC Seraing squad for their 4-1 victory over Geel United.

Former Liberty Professionals youth forward Eugene Ansah played 86 minutes for Lommel United in their 1-0 win at Coxyde.


Neither Anthony Annan nor Richard Gadze was in the HJK Helsinki side that defeated VPS 3-1.


Former Ghana U20 striker Francis Narh was in action for Levski Sofia in their 3-0 win over Botev Plovdiv.


Striker Abdul Majeed Waris scored his 11th Ligue 1 goal of the season for Lorient and Dennis Appiah responded with an awesome finish as his Caen side succumbed to a 2-1 home loss.

French-born forward Grejohn Kyei was not in the Caen squad for their 2-1 home win over Nantes.

Ghana youth defender Emmanuel Ntim was sent off under 2 minutes of kick-off in Valenciennes’s 2-0 loss at Nimes.

Meanwhile in the third-tier league, former Ghana U17 attacker Charles Boateng was sent off in the second-half while he was in action for Avranches in their 1-0 win over Lucon.

Elsewhere at the Stade de Sauclières, midfielder Joachim Adukor starred in Beziers’s 2-1 win over Epinal.


Gideon Jung was dropped to the Hamburg SV bench when Darmstadt 98 edged them 2-1 in the Bundesliga.

But Daniel Opare marked his debut for Augsburg with a splendid display in their 2-1 away win over Werder Bremen.

Manfred Osei-Kwadwo was not in the Kaiserslautern team for their 0-0 draw with Karlsruher SC.

Davidson Drobo-Ampem played the full 90 minutes for St Pauli II in their 2-0 home loss against Drochtersen.

In the third-tier league, Prince Owusu was not in the Stuttgart II squad for their 1-1 draw with Aalen.

Erich Berko played full throttle for Stuttgarter Kickers against Würzburger Kickers. Stuttgarter lost 2-1.

Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Evans Nyarko played a cameo role for Holstein Kiel in their 0-0 draw with Dynamo Dresden. 28,900 fans watched the third-tier league game at the Stadion Dresden.

Kwame Kusi was introduced in the 18th minute by Fortuna Koln in their impressive 1-0 away win over Mainz 05 II.

Bernard Tekpetey played 88 minutes for Schalke 04 II in their 2-0 win over FC Wegberg-Beeck.

Francis Adomah played 88 minutes for TSV Steinbach in their 1-1 draw with SV Elversberg.


Juventus confirmed their superiority over AC Milan with a 2-1 away win at the San Siro. Kwadwo Asamoah played until he was replaced in the 85th minute. But Kevin-Prince Boateng was introduced as replacement for Mario Balotelli in the 77th minute.

Isaac Cofie played the full 90 minutes in midfield for Carpi in their 1-0 loss at Genoa on Saturday.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu could not recover in time to play in Udinese’s 2-0 away loss at Sampdoria on Saturday.

Afriyie Acquah returned from injury to play the entire first-half for Torino in their 2-1 win against Atalanta. Ghana youth defender Patrick Asmah was not in the Atalanta squad for the game.

Sassuolo slipped to a 1-0 loss against Genoa. Ghana midfielder Alfred Duncan played 87 minutes for Sassuolo but youngster Claud Agyapong was unused by Sassuolo.

Bright Gyamfi watched from the Inter Milan bench in their 1-0 away win over Frosinone. Midfielder Raman Chibsah was introduced in the 71st minute Frosinone.

Moses Odjer scored a fabulous finish for Salernitana in their 3-2 over Latina on Saturday. Striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom played for Latina but Maxwell Acosty was not in the Latina squad for the game.

Inter Milan loanee Isaac Donkor played in defence for Bari in their 2-1 win at Livorno. But striker Kingsley Boateng was not in the Bari squad for the game.

Prince Emmanuel Besea warmed the Modena bench in their 4-1 loss against Trapani.

2009 Ghana U20 defender Bright Addae was a pillar in defence for Ascoli in their 2-1 win over Cagliari.

Ransford Selasi climbed off the bench in the 85th minute to play for Pescara in their 3-1 win over Avellino.

In the third-tier league, attacker Caleb Ekuban scored the second goal for Renate in their 2-0 triumph over AlbinoLeffe.


Asumah Abubakari could not make the Willem II squad for their 2-0 away loss at PSV Eindhoven.

Marcel Appiah was unused by NEC Nijmegen in their 3-1 loss at Partick Thistle.

Manchester City loanee Thomas Agyepong could not make the FC Twente squad for their 1-0 loss against Feyenoord.

Derrick Luckassen played in central defence for AZ Alkmaar in their 4-2 defeat against Heerenveen.

Manchester City loanee Divine Naah lasted the entire period of the game for NAC Breda in their 1-1 stalemate with RKC Waalwijk.

Striker Johnathan Opoku was in full-time action for VVV Venlo in their 3-1 away win over MVV at the De Geusselt.

Leeroy Owusu and Elton Acolatse were in action for Jong Ajax in their 2-0 win over Emmen. Ghana U23 attacker Raymond Gyasi lasted 84 minutes for Emmen who finished the game with ten men.


Mahatma Otoo scored the only goal of the game for Sogndal IF as they pipped Haugesund 1-0. Ghanaian Gilbert Koomson also played the entire match for Sogndal. Kwame Karikari was introduced in the second-half by Haugesund.

Ernest Asante assisted both goals for Stabaek in their 2-1 win over Vålerenga. Kamal Issah also played the entire match for Stabaek but Shadrach Eghan warmed the bench for Stabaek.

Mohammed Abu and Bismark Adjei-Boateng played for Stromsgodset in their 2-0 loss at Tromso.

Edwin Gyasi came off the Aalesund bench to play in their 1-0 loss against Rosenborg BK.

Meanwhile in the second-tier league, Ghanaian pair of Dennis Antwi and Mohammed Fuseini were in the Jerv team for their 2-0 loss at Kristiansund.

Former Ghana U17 captain Paul Addo was in action for FK Bryne when they drew 1-1 with Ullensaker / Kisa.


Former Liberty Professionals youth defender Emmanuel Hackmann warmed the Boavista bench in their 0-0 home draw with Arouca.

Osei Barnes was in action for 46 minutes for Pacos Ferreira in their 1-0 win over FC Porto.

Former Mighty Jets defender Richard Ofori could not make Academica Coimbra’s squad for their 2-1 loss against Benfica.

Emmanuel Boateng came off the bench to play for Moreirense in their 1-1 draw at Sporting Braga but Ernest Ohemeng was unused.

In the second-tier league, Olhanense succumbed to a 1-0 home loss against Portimonense at the Estádio José Arcanjo. Former Inter Milan player Said Ahmed Said played for Olhanense and Lumor Agbenyenu for Portimonense.

Emmanuel Oti flourished in midfield for Braga B in their 2-1 away win over Atletico CP. 22-year-old former AC Milan player Edmund Etse-Hottor could not make the CP squad for the game.

Ishmael Yartey came off the bench to play for Gil Vicente in their 2-0 loss against Sporting CP.


Jordan Ayew scored a brilliant consolation goal for Aston Villa in their 2-1 home loss against Bournemouth at the Villa Park.

Winger Andre Ayew was given a standing ovation by Swansea City fans when he played 67 minutes in their impressive 1-0 win over Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium.

Daniel Amartey played the last six minutes for Leicester City in their 2-0 win over Sunderland. Jeffrey Schlupp missed the game with injury.

Elsewhere at the Riverside Albert Adomah scored a masterful finish for Middlesbrough in their 1-0 win over Preston North End in the Championship.

Former Liberty Professionals boy Koby Arthur could not make the Birmingham City squad for their 2-0 away win over Reading.

Ex-Arsenal starlet Zak Ansah could not make the Charlton Athletic first team squad for their 2-1 loss at QPR on Sunday.

In the League One, 18-year-old former Arsenal goalkeeper Corey Addai warmed the Coventry City bench in their 1-0 loss at Wigan Athletics.

In the League Two, Crystal Palace loanee Hiram Boateng played 82 minutes for Plymouth in their 2-1 home defeat against AFC Wimbledon.

Talented 21-year-old midfielder Lartey Sarpong warmed the bench for Notts County in their 1-0 win over Stevenage.

Reading loanee Tariqe Fosu was introduced in the second-half by Accrington Stanley in their 2-0 win over Luton Town.

Derek Asamoah played the last 22 minutes for Carlisle United in their 2-1 home loss against Mansfield Town.


Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah was unable to capture his automatic starting position in Anzhi’s 0-0 draw with Rostov on Friday. He was unused.

Rabiu Mohammed assisted both goals for Kuban Krasnodar in their 2-2 draw with Spartak Moscow on Sunday.


Defender John Boye was in fine shape for Sivasspor in their 1-0 crucial away win over Gaziantepspor on Friday.

Samuel Inkoom anchored the lateral defence for Antalyaspor in their 0-0 draw at Kayserispor.

Giresunspor posted a 1-0 win over Adana Demirspor. Defender Joseph Attamah played the entire game but Ibrahim Moro was unused by Demirspor.


Abdul Osman captained Partick Thistle in their 1-0 loss at Ross County.


Razak Nuhu was in full time action for Anorthosis Famagusta and was booked in the 78th minute in their 1-1 draw with 1-1 draw with APOEL Nicosia.

AEL Limassol posted a 3-1 win over Ermis. Carlos Ohene was not in the AEL squad but Chris Dickson and Ulyss Ndong both started for Ermis.


Dutch-born Ghanaian attacker Kevin Luckassen scored the opening goal for Slovan Liberec in their 2-1 win over Sigma Olomouc.


Patrick Twumasi played the full throttle for Astana in their 2-1 win over Taraz.


Francis Kwame was not in the Podbeskidzie squad for their 2-0 home victory over Nieciecza.

Midfielder Aziz Tetteh was influential in midfield for Lech Poznan in their 1-0 win at Gornik Leczna.


Sulley Muntari watched from the King Abdullah Sports City stands when Al Ittihad hammered Al Khaleej 4-1.


BK Hacken slipped to a 2-1 home loss against Norrkoping. Ghanaian duo Mohammed Abubakari and Nasiru Mohammed both played the full 90 minutes for Hacken but defender Baba Mensah warmed their bench.

Defender Joseph Aidoo warmed the bench for Hammarby in their 5-1 win over Helsingborg IF.

Gefle IF succumbed to a 2-1 home loss against Djurgarden. Kwame Bonsu was unused by Gefle.

Sam Mensah was unused by Östersunds FK in their 2-1 win at Falkenberg.

Kingsley Sarfo played 82 minutes for Sirius in their 3-0 away win over Atvidaberg.


Ebenezer Assifuah assisted the match winner for FC Sion in their 2-1 win over FC Thun.

Samuel Afum was axed from the Xamax squad when they won 4-0 against Wohlen.


American-born Charles Sapong scored the opening goal for Philadelphia Union in their 2-1 win over Orlando City.

Adam Kwarasey manned the post for Portland Timbers in their 1-1 draw at LA Galaxy. Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Boateng was unused by Galaxy.

At the Stade Olympique in Montreal, Montreal Impact defeated Columbus Crew 2-0. Ghana attacker Dominic Oduro played the entire match for Impact while Harrison Afful also lasted the game for Crew.

Gershon Koffie returned from suspension to play for New England Revolution in their 1-1 draw with Toronto FC.

Patrick Nyarko played 86 minutes and helped DC United to a smashing 4-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps. Kofi Opare sat on the DC United bench.

Kumasi-born Amass Amankona could not make the Real Salt Lake team for their 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids.

Red Bull Salzburg’s miserable run in the MLS continued when Sporting Kansas defeated them 2-0. Ghana winger Lloyd Sam starred for Red Bulls but Gideon Baah could not recover from injury for the game.


Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan came off the bench to score for Shanghai SPIG in their 4-0 hammering of Liaoning Whowin.


Michael Essien was not in Panathinaiko squad for their 0-0 draw with Asteras Tripoli.


Steaue Bucuresti and Dinamo Bucuresti shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Sulley Muniru was unused by Steaue.


Ghana midfielder Edwin Gyimah lasted the entire period of the game for Orlando Pirates in their 1-0 win over Free State Stars.



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