Posted On Monday, 5th August 2013
Find out who made the Ghanasoccernet.com team-sheet for the Team-of-the-Week as Ghanaian players excelled over the weekend playing instrumental roles for their clubs.
Adam Kwarasey – Stromsgodset
Few young goalkeepers would get the chance to wear the armband at club level but Kwarasey is doing just that at Stromsgodset.
The 25-year-old skippered the Drammen-based side they recorded their 12th win of the season, beating Sarpsborg 08 4-2 in an away tie.
He made four crucial saves that denied the hosts at an early stage of the first-half. The lanky and agile saved well from Samuel Aaron Olanare in the 18th minute and also denied Olsen just before the break.
His form has come in good for Stroms who are second on the table – trailing leaders Rosenborg with just two points.
Nana Akwasi Asare – Gent
The former FC Utrecht man produced yet another accomplished performance on his second game for Gent and helped them to beat KV Mechelen – his former club 2-1.
Not only did the 27-year-old saw perfectly well to his defensive duties, he also played an influential role in their orchestrations in attack, contributing to the match winner scored by Carlos Diogo.
Harrison Afful – Esperance de Tunis
Afful showed his dependability by playing a cameo role in his side’s 2-0 win over Cotonsport.
He remained a solid figure in defence and occasionally joined the attack to increase the pressure on the opposition when the needed arose.
Marcel Appiah – Arminia Bielefeld
The German-born played some commanding confidence in central defence for Bielefeld as they made their progress to the next stage of the Pokal Cup.
He was a strong character in central defence and his towering credentials were vital for the host.
Davidson Drobo-Ampen – Esbjerg
Former St Pauli defender Davidson Drobo-Ampem was a pillar in central defence for Esbjerg who beat Brondby 2-0 at their own backyard.
He formed a solid partnership at the back with Knudsen. His bullish and powerful nature forced fear into the hosts strikeforce.
Michael Essien – Chelsea
The Chelsea man obvious brings power and experience into the middle but he is not in the team of the week before of his knowledge in the middle but his impressive first-half performance against AC Milan in the Guinness Championship.
The 30-year-old colonised a midfield population that included compatriots Sulley Muntari, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Nigel De Jong.
His passes were accurate and tackles exceptionally excellent.
Patrick Nyarko – Chicago Fire
Nyarko’s exquisite finish was enough to put Fire ahead in the 9th minute and when the going got tough for the visitors, he got tougher on the host and set up Mike Magee to score the match winner.
The Kumasi-born’s ability to hold on to the ball, great vision and the ease with which he creates space for his team-mates to operate made his one of the best Ghanaian players over the weekend.
Solomon Asante – TP Mazembe
Le Diablo was on a planet of his own on Saturday afternoon. He was a constant worry for the Moroccans at the Stade du TP Mazembe scoring the winning goal and setting up two others.
FUS Rabat were reduced to defensive figures yet failed to keep hold of Asante anytime he cascaded down on them with terrifying ease.
Bismark Adjei-Boateng – Stromsgodset
He scored Stroms’ fourth goal after coming off the bench as they won 4-2 at Sarpsborg 08.
the Manchester City loanee has taken his season’s tally to 7 in all competitions.
Yakubu Mohammed – Maritzburg United
The bullish center-forward shamed Orlando Pirates who ditched him by scoring the only goal of the game for Maritzburg United when they beat Polokwane City 1-0 on Saturday in the Absa Premier League.
Matthew Amoah – Heracles Almelo
The experienced striker came off the bench to score his side’s only goal against Vitesse Arnhem in the Dutch Eredivisie league.
Subs: Daniel Agyei, Richard Kissi Boateng, Samuel Afum, Ishmael Yartey, Awal Mohammed, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari.