Performances Of Ghanaian Players Abroad

As many as four Ghanaian players were on the score sheets for their clubs abroad including in-form Asamoah Gyan. Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng scored his second goal for FC Dnipro in Ukraine and Ishmael Yartey was on target in the Swiss Super League. Derek Asamoah also found the back of the net for Pohang Steelers in South Korea. Here is a full report on how Ghanaian players fared abroad. ENGLAND Michael Essien was once again an unused substitute for Chelsea as they condemned Tottenham Hotspur to a 5-1 defeat in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday at the Wembley Stadium. In the Npower Championship, Bristol City threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at Birmingham City on Saturday. Ghana attacker Albert Adomah came on as a 73rd minute substitute for Bristol City. German-born Ghanaian striker Jeffrey Schulpp watched the entire action from the bench as his Leicester City side lost 2-1 at Millwall. Defender John Pantsil continued to spend time out of the Leicester City first team squad. Prince Buaben played the entire duration for Watford who were held to a 1-1 draw at home with Hull City. In the League Two, Lloyd Sam was replaced after 53 minutes when his Notts County side drew nil-nil at Brentford. QPR loanee Patrick Agyemang scored the second goal and set up two for Stevenage who drubbed Yeovil Town 6-0 at their own backyard. Former Liverpool young winger David Amoo missed out of the Bury first team squad that pipped Bournemouth 1-0. GERMANY Ghana-target Karim Bellarabi played the last four minutes for Bayer Leverkusen who fought back to draw 3-3 against Hertha Berlin. Hans Adu-Sarpei was missing from the Schalke 04 side who succumb 2-1 at home to leaders Borussia Dortmund at the Veltins Arena. In the Bundesliga II, attacker Charles Takyi failed to make the first team squad of St. Pauli who fell 2-1 to Greuther Furth who had Ghana-born German striker Gerald Asamoah on target. Mohammed Lartey is nursing an injury and watched from the stands as his Hansa Rostock side slumped to a huge 5-0 defeat on home soil to FSV Frankfurt. Jurgen Duah was an unused sub for Preu�en M�nster who booked a narrow 1-0 win over Saarbr�cken. ITALY There was a huge tragedy in the Serie B as a Livorno Piermario Morosini collapsed and died on the pitch during a league game on Saturday. As a result, all Serie A games were suspended over the weekend and therefore no Ghanaian international in action. However at the Stadio Olimpico Carlo Zecchini, there were two Ghanaian players involved in the game between Grosseto and Nocerina. Ahmed Ampimah Barusso played 64 minutes for Nocerina who emerged 2-1 winners over Grosseto who had Yaw Asante on the bench. In the Primavera League, Fiorentina captain Daniel Kofi Agyei was suspended for their 1-1 draw at Novara on Saturday. However defender Nii Nortey Ashong played the entire match for Fiorentina. Joseph Alfred Duncan scored the second goal for Inter Milan who thumped Bologna 2-0 to maintain their lead at the top of the league table. FRANCE Bernard Yao Kumordzi was replaced on the 89th minute for Dijon in their 1-0 defeat at Sochaux. Rabiu Mohammed played his first game after recovering from injury coming on as a 74th minute substitute for Evian TG who shocked Valenciennes 3-0. Andre and Jordan Ayew won their third consecutive Coupe de la Ligue for Marseille after beating Lyon 1-0 at the Stade de France on Saturday. Andre did full time action for Marseille but young attacker Jordan-who won the goal of the season award-watched the entire action from the bench. In the Ligue 2, Moussa Narry was an unused substitute for Le Mans who emerged 3-2 victors over Amiens SC. Winger Haminu Dramani was excluded from the Arles Avignon side who beat Ch�teauroux 2-1 to move up to 13th place. France-born young Ghanaian defender Dennis Appiah lost his place in the AS Monaco first team squad once again when they beat Metz 2-0 at their own backyard. In the Reserves Ligue, Kwame Nsor played the full 90 minutes for Metz but could not help avoid a 2-1 defeat at Lyon Dochere. Kamal Issah played full throttle for HOLLAND Nana Akwasi Asare was booked in the 32nd minute and played full time for FC Utrecht who beat VVV Venlo 4-2. Edwin Gyasi was left out of the De Graafschap first team squad that lost 3-1 at Ajax Amsterdam. Ghana midfielder Anthony Annan lasted the entire duration of the match for Vitesse Arnhem in their 1-0 win over ADO Den Haag. Stanley Aborah Junior was introduced after 84 minutes. Young winger Elvis Manu was not in the Feyenoord side that beat Excelsior Rotterdam 3-0. Jeffery Sarpong was introduced on the 83rd minute mark for NAC Breda who scored a last-gasp goal to hold FC Twente to a 2-2 draw. In the second-tier, FC Eindhoven drew 0-0 at Zwolle on Friday. Former Ghana defender Eric Addo was left out of the FC Eindhoven first team squad. Both Mitch Apau and Jonathan Opoku were involved in full time action for Veendam who failed to beat Telstar on home soil. Former Ghana U17 striker Kelvin Bossman played the last 20 minutes for Helmond Sport who lost 3-1 to Cambuur. BELGIUM Dennis Odoi was an unused substitute for Anderlecht in their 1-3 defeat by Genk in the Championship play-offs. Lierse managed to hold Cercle Bruggue to a 0-0 at the Jan Breydelstadion. Cofie Bekoe started the game but was replaced just before the second half began by versatile Ghana midfielder Rahim Ayew. 19-year-old Noel Nyason sat on the Lierse bench. Abdul Idi Yakeen was a 93rd minute substitute for KV Mechelen who beat OH Leuven 3-1. Daniel Opare was an unused sub for Standard Liege who drew 1-1 at Kortrijk in the Championship play-off. In the second-tier Gideon Boateng helped Vise to a slim 1-0 win at Eendracht Aalst. Striker Patrick Amoah was in full time action for White Star Woluwe as they won 1-0 against Tienen on home ground. DENMARK Enock Adu-Kofi played a holding midfield role for Nordsjaelland as they beat Silkeborg 2-1 at the Farum Park. In the 1st Division league, 19-year-old Jeff Mensah opened the scoring for Viborg who were held to a 2-2 drawn game by Skive. Former Ghana striker Razak Pimpong lasted the entire regulation time for Viborg. David Drobo-Ampem did not feature for Esbjerg who won 2-0 over AB. POLAND Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Albert Bruce continued his spell out of the Legia Warsaw first team squad as they drew 1-1 at Widzew Lodz on Saturday. UAE Striker Asamoah Gyan scored his 17th league goal of the season by scoring a brace in Al-Ain�s 2-2 draw at Al Wasl. USA In the Major Soccer League, Khalif Alhassan played 58 minutes for Portland Timbers who lost 3-1 to LA Galaxy. Charles Sapong saw full time action for leaders Sporting KC as they beat Real Salt Lake 1-0. Both Patrick Nyarko and Dominic Oduro played full throttles for Chicago Fire in their 1-1 home draw with Houston Dynamo. UKRAINE Black Stars midfielder Derek Owusu Boateng scored his second goal of the season for FC Dnipro by coming off the bench to score on the 93rd minute mark in their 5-1 at Oleksandria on Saturday. Defender Samuel Inkoom came on after 58 minutes. SOUTH KOREA Winger Derek Asamoah scored a 28th minute consolation goal for Pohang Steelers in their 2-3 home defeat by Jeju United in the K-League. SERBIA Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah inspired Vojvodina to a slim 1-0 win over Hajduk Kula on Saturday. Nathaniel Asamoah lost his place in the Red Star Belgrade first team squad as they drew 0-0 at Novi Pazzar. NORWAY Rosenborg BK defeated Fredrikstad 2-1 to move second on the Norwegian top flight table. Awal Issah Mohammed was booked in the 37th minute and lasted on the first 45 minutes for Rosenborg. Str�msgodset helped themselves to a 2-1 victory over Brann and move to third place. Ghana trio Adam Larsen Kwarasey, Razak Nuhu and Mohammed Abu all played full time for Str�msgodset. Former Ghana U17 captain Paul Addo watched from the bench as his Odd Grenland side were overpowered 2-1 by Aalesund. ISRAEL Former Accra Hearts of Oak striker Eric Gawu was left out of the Bnei Sakhnin first team as they recorded a morale boosting 5-0 victory over Ironi Kiryat Shmona. Yahaya Mohammed played the entire minutes for Maccabi Haifa who lost 1-0 to second-placed Maccabi Netanya.