Sports News Mon, 6 Aug 2018
European football expert, Reuben Obodai brings you a comprehensive update on how Ghanaian players performed in abroad this weekend.There were so many excellent performances from Ghanaian players across the globe as some of the leagues are starting to take shape.
Frank Acheampong once again stood tall for Tianjin Teda as he atoned for his penalty miss by hitting a goal to help them claim maximum points at Hebei.
Players such as Ayew and Ekuban look to be heading for the exits from Swansea City and Leeds United respectively as both missed the Match Day squads in the Championship opener.
John Boye was a real leader at the back for Metz FC on Friday as they thump Orleans at home.
Lastly, Kudus Mohammed had a debut to forget in the Danish league for FC Nordsjaelland as they were beaten by Brondby. However, there were plenty of positives to take from that game as Clinton Antwi and Sadiq Ibrahim gave good accounts of themselves.
Reuben Obodai gives you a lowdown on how the players fared in abroad...
Jordan Ayew was not included in Swansea City's squad that recorded a 2-1 win at Sheffield United. The Ghana forward is reported to be inching closer to a move to Crystal Palace.
Andy Yiadom lasted full period of action for Reading FC as they sthhuffered a 2-1 defeat to Derby County at the Madejskyi Stadium.
Caleb Ekuban was left out of Leeds United squad that commenced their season with a 3-1 win over Stoke City.
In League One, Bernard Mensah made a cameo appearance for Bristol Rovers in their in their 2-1 loss at Peterborough.
Tarique Fosu was not added to Charlton Athletic squad that lost 2-1 against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Kwesi Appiah picked a booking for AFC Wimbledon in their 1-0 victory over Fleetwood Town.
In League Two, Hiram Boateng lasted 85 minutes for Exeter City in their 3-1 win over Carlisle.
Kobby Arthur popped up with a brace for Macclesfield but his efforts were in vain as they lost 3-2 to Swindon Town.
Elsewhere in the lower leagues, Kwame Thomas suffered an injury for Solihull in their 2-1 win at Eastleigh.
Kevin Lokko and Nortei Nortey lasted 90 minutes for Dover Athletic in their 1-0 home loss to Wrexham.
Harold Odametey played full period of action for Maidenhead in their 4-1 home defeat to Gateshead. Nana Owusu lasted 65 minutes for the losers.
Nana Ofori Twumasi enjoyed full throttle for Maidstone United in their 1-1 draw with Hartlepool. Darius Osei was left out of Maidstone squad.
Bright Gyamfi warmed the bench for Benevento Calcio in their 3-1 win over Imolese in the Coppa Italia.
Bismarck Ngissah scored for Viterbese as they thumped Ascoli 4-0 at away. Bright Addae was taken off at half time for the losers.
Moses Odjer scored a screamer for Salernitana in their 6-1 win over Rezzato in the Coppa Italia.
John Boye was a stalwart for Metz FC as they battered Orleans 5-1 at home.
Goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi warmed the bench for Sochaux as they were stunned 1-0 at home to Valenciennes. Emmanuel Ntim was an unused substitute for the victors.
Ebenezer Assifuah registered an assist for Le Havre in their 1-1 draw with Grenoble.
David Atanga provided an assist for Greuther Fuerth in their 3-1 win over Sandhausen.
Bernard Tekpetey made a cameo appearance for SC Paderborn 07 as they were pipped 1-0 at Darmstadt. Christopher Antwi-Adjei was not added to the losers match day squad.
Kingsley Schindler captained Holstein Kiel to a 3-0 win over SV Hamburg at away. Gideon Jung missed the game for the losers through injury.
Kwame Yeboah scored Fortuna Koln in their 2-0 victory over Bochum.
Agyemang Diawusie was an unused substitute for Ingolstadt in their 2-1 loss at Regensburg.
Defender Steffen Nkansah warmed the bench for Eintracht Brauschweig in their 2-0 loss at Hansa Rostock.
Jan Gyamerah lasted full action for Bochum in their 2-0 defeat at home to FC Koln.
Marcel Appiah was left out of VfL Osnabruck squad that beat Meppen 2-0 at away.
Former Tema Youth striker Jonathan Osabutey scored for Werder Bremen II in their 4-0 win over SV Hamburg II.
Daniel Kofi Kyereh picked a booking for SV Wehen in their 2-0 home loss against Energie Cottbus.
Wriedt Kwesi Okyere netted his debut goal for Bayern Munich II in their 2-0 win over Illertissen.
Samuel Tetteh lasted 79 minutes for LASK Linz in their goalless draw game against St Polten.
Kingsley Boateng played full throttle for Ried in their 2-1 win over Wattens.
Felix Adjei missed Neustadt 2-1 win over Kapfenburg through injury.
Gideon Mensah was once again left out FC Liefering squad as they defeated newly promoted side Vorwarts Steyr.
Nana Opoku Ampomah made a cameo appearance for Waasland-Beveren in their goalless draw with Standard Liege.
Eric Ocansey was sent off for KAS Eupen in their 4-1 loss at home to Sporting Charleroi. Goalkeeper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen missed the game for the losers due to his involvement with Ghana’s U-20 team in their Africa Youth Championship qualifier against Benin.
William Owusu and Daniel Opare enjoyed full throttle for Royal Antwerp as they were held to a goalless draw by Kortrijk.
Nana Akwesi Asare captained KAA Gent in their 1-1 draw with Zulte Waregem.
Josesph Aidoo enjoyed 90 minutes for KRC Genkin their 1-1 draw with St. Truiden. Samuel Asamoah picked a booking but lasted full period for St Truiden while Elton Acolatse warmed the bench. Joseph Paintsil missed the game for Genk through injury.
Dennis Appiah was in magnificent form for Anderlecht as they walloped Oostende 5-2. Francis Amuzu made a cameo appearance while Dauda Mohammed warmed the bench for the victors.
Divine Naah made a cameo appearance for Tubize in their 3-3 draw with Beerschot Wilrijk. Collins Tanor missed the match for Beerschot.
Bernardinho Tetteh was left out of Westerlo squad that recorded a 2-1 win over KSV Roeselare.
Ishmael Baidoo played 45 minutes for Septemvri Sofia in their 2-1 loss against Cherno More.
Edwin Gyasi lasted 78 minutes for CSKA Sofia in their 3-0 win over Dunav Ruse.
Michael Tawiah played full throttle for Vereya in their 2-0 home defeat to Beroe.
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom registered a goal for Jiangsu Suningin their 3-1 win over Guizhou Zhicheng.
Frank Acheampong recovered from a penalty miss to score his 11th league goal for Tianjin Teda in their 2-1 win over Hebei.
Maxwell Boadu Acosty was on target for Rijeka as they walloped Inter Zapresic 4-0 at home.
Obeng Regan was not included in Istra 1961 squad that lost 3-0 at defending champions Dinamo Zagreb.
Ahmed Said went off with an injury in Hadjuk Split 1-1 draw with Lokomotiva Zagreb.
Benjamin Tetteh scored the winner for Sparta Prague as they beat Slovacko 1-0 t home.
Clinton Antwi played full throttle for FC Nordjaelland in their 2-0 loss at Brondby. Kudus Mohammed was taken off at halt time on his debut for the Wild Tigers likewise Sadiq Ibrahim. Godsway Donyoh missed the game for the losers through injury. Kelvin Mensah missed the match for Brondby through injury.
Pacey winger Emmanuel Oti lasted 75 minutes for Ebsjerg in their 3-3 draw with Randers.
Anthony Annan picked a booking but played full throttle for HJK Helsinki in their 2-2 draw with Rovaniemi. Evans Mensah lasted 71 minutes for HJK.
Reuben Ayarna was left out of SJK squad that drew goalless with VPS.
Samba Silla played full throttle for Jaro FF in their 4-1 loss at home to AC Oulu. Seth Paintsil made a cameo appearance for the losers.
Abraham Frimpong missed Ferencvarosi 3-1 win over Haladas through injury.
Defender David Mawutor enjoyed 90 minutes for Zhetysu Taldykorgan in their draw with FK Akzhavik.
Michael Ofosu Appiah failed to make the squad list for RFS in their 3-0 win over Vamiera.
Clifford Aboagye played 45 minutes for Atlas FC in their 3-0 home loss to U.N.A.M Pumas.
Joseph Martey Akrong played 90 minutes for Zacatepec in their 3-1 home loss to Atlante.
Derrick Luckassen warmed the bench for PSV Eindhoven as they were beaten 1-0 on penalties by Feyenoord in the Super Cup.
Adam Kwarasey manned the post for Valeranga in their 2-2 draw with Sandefjord.
Abdul Majeed Waris was left out of FC Porto squad that defeat Aces 3-1 in the Super Cup. The Ghanaian is on the verge of completing a loan move to Saint Etienne.
Joseph Mensah climbed off the bench to provide an assist for Sepsi in their 1-1 draw at Astra Guigui.
Isaac Donkor was left out of CS Universitatea Craiova squad that played 2-2 with Botosani.
Abdul Aziz Tettteh missed Dynamo Moscow 1-1 draw against Rubin Kazan through suspension.
Kadiri Mohammed watched from the stands as his new team were pipped 1-0 at Zenit St Petersburg.
Majeed Ashimeru was in superb form for St. Gallen in their 3-2 win over Thun.
Raphael Dwamena was not included FC Zurich squad for their trip to Young Boys as he nears exit from the club. They lost the game 4-0.
Richard Ofori was in goal as Maritzburg United were beaten 2-0 at home by Golden Arrows.
Samuel Darpoh was not added to Amazulu squad that defeated Baroka 1-0 at home.
Edwin Gyimah was not added to Bidvest Wits squad that defeated Free State Stars 3-0 at home.
Richard Kissi Boateng was an unused substitute for SuperSport United in their 2-0 defeat at Cape Town City FC. Nana Akosah-Bempah was not included in the victors squad.
Nasiru Mohammed was on target for BK Hacken in their 2-1 win at Orebro.
Thomas Boakye played full throttle for Halmstad in their 2-1 loss at AFC Eskilstuna.
Samuel Owusu lasted 81 minutes for FK Cukaricki in their 1-0 win over Macva Sabac.
Rashid Sumaila picked a booking on his debut for Red Star Belgrade in their 2-1 win at FK Vozdovac.
Reagy Ofosu was left out again for Spartak Trnava in their 1-0 loss at Podbrezova.
Sadam Sulley played 90 minutes for Michalovce in their 2-1 loss at home to Slovan Bratislava. Mitch Apau also lasted full period of action for the victors.
Issah Abass replaced Kingsley Boateng at half time for NK Olimpija Ljubjana in their 2-2 draw with Celje.
Arafat Ibrahim Mensah picked a booking but lasted full period of action for NK Aluminij in their 5-2 walloping at home to Maribor.
Abu Danladi made a cameo appearance for Minnesota United in their 2-1 home loss to Seattle Sounders.
Bismark Adjei Boateng was introduced at half time for Colorado Rapids in their 2-1 win over LA Galaxy. Ema Boateng made a cameo appearance for the losers.
Kwame Awuah made a cameo appearance for New York City FC in their 2-2 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps. Ebenezer Ofori was not included in NYCF squad for the match.
Johan Kappelhof missed Chicago Fire 2-1 loss at Real Salt Lake through injury.
Charles Sapong played 90 minutes for Philadelphia Union in their 3-0 loss at Portland Timbers. David Accam warmed the bench for the losers.
Geoffrey Acheampong returned from suspension to play 90 minutes for LA Galaxy 2 in their 2-1 loss at San Antonio. Emmanuel Appiah was not added to the losers match day squad.
Prince Baffo and Isaac Osae were introduced at half time for Penn FC in their 2-1 loss at New York Red Bulls 2. Wahab Ackwei made a cameo appearance for the losers.
Ropapa Mensah made a cameo appearance for Nashville in their 1-1 draw at Cincinnati.
Kalif Alhassan made a cameo appearance for Oklahoma City Energy in their 3-0 defeat at Colorado Springs.
Solomon Asante scored for Phoenix Rising in their 4-1 win over Portland 2. Gladson Awako was left out the victors squad.
Source: Ghana Soccernet