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How Ghanaian Players In Europe Fared Over The Weekend

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Samuel Afum scored for Young Boys in their friendly win on Saturday afternoon

Ghana defender Daniel Opare returned to action for Standard Liege after four months out while attacker Samuel Afum scored his second Young Boys goal in a warm-up game on Saturday. 

Ghanasoccernet.com has a lowdown of how Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend.


Arsenal loanee Emmanuel Frimpong is yet to make his Fulham debut as he watched their narrow 1-0 defeat to Manchester United from the bench at the Craven Cottage.

In the Npower Championship, Prince Buaben is still without a game this season for Watford who sneaked past Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at the Vicarage Stadium.

Dutch-born Akwasi Asante was not in the Birmingham City team that won 2-1 over Nottingham Forest.

In the League One, former QPR striker Patrick Agyemang watched from the stands as his Stevenage side’s miseries continued with a 1-0 home reverse to Leyton Orient.

Striker Kwesi Appiah came off the bench in the 74th minute to help Yeovil Town beat Brentford 3-0.

Defender Kwame Amankwaah played full throttle for Exeter City in their League Two goalless stalemate with Aldershot Town.


Greuther Furth did the unthinkable by beating Schalke O4 2-1 at their own backyard.

Ghana U20 defender Abdul Baba Rahman played the entire regulation minutes for Furth.

Former Palermo midfielder Afriyie Acquah could not make the Hoffenheim first team squad as they beat Freiburg 2-1 at their favourite Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

Ghana-pursuit Karim Bellarabi is still out with injury and did not play for Bayer Leverkusen when they lost 3-2 to Borussia Dortmund.

In the Bundesliga II winger Joseph-Claude Gyau came off the bench in the 89th minute to pkay for St Pauli who failed to beat Energie Cottbus drawing 0-0 with them.

Ghanaian midfielder Denis Danso-Weidlich came off the bench on the 69th minute mark and scored Jahn Regensburg’s only consolation goal in their 5-1 thrashing by Hertha BSC.

Defender Marcel Appiah played the full 90 minutes for for Arminia Bielefeld in their 0-0 draw at Karlsruher.

Former AshGold forward Eric Agyemang watched the entire action for the Arminia bench.

Strike Phil Ofosu-Aryeh led the attack for Rot-Weiß Erfurt who beat Osnabrück 2-1.


Youngster Amidu Salifu returned to the Catania team but sat on the bench when they lost 2-0 at Napoli.

Leaders Juventus returned to winning waves at the expense of Chievo Verona after beating 2-1 at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.

Ghana midfielder Isaac Cofie started the game for Chievo but he was replaced after 74 minutes.

Youngster Caleb Ekuban lost his place in the first team squad.

Genoa managed to beat Lazio 3-2 at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.

Ghanaian youth pair of Moro Al-Hassan and Said Ahmed Said were not in the Genoa team.

Star striker Mario Balotelli scored twice on his debut for AC Milan as they beat Udinese 2-1 at the San Siro.

There was no Kevin-Prince Boateng in the AC Milan but Sulley Muntari sat on the bench.

In the Serie B, Masahudu Alhassan watched from the bench as his Novara side lost 1-0 to Cesena.

Compatriot Ahmed Ampimah Barusso was not in the Novara team.

Yussif Rahman Chibsah came off the bench after 64 minutes to play in Sassuolo’s 1-1 draw with Empoli.

Winger Maxwell Boadu Acosty returned from injury to play 57 minutes and set up the opening goal for Juve Stabia who beat Vicenza 2-1 to push to fifth place on the Serie B log.

Daniel Kofi Agyei sat on the Stabia bench.

Inter Milan midfielder Alfred Duncan was a pillar in the middle for Livorno and last the entire duration of the game as they beat Pro Vercelli to close the gap at the top to one point.


In the Segunda Division, goalkeeper Razak Brimah was in between the sticks for Guadalajara who were held nil-nil by Villarreal.

Elsewhere in the Segunda B, defender Stephen Owusu-Ansah played the full match for Rayo Vallecano II when they lost 1-0 to Coruxo.

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