How Ghanaian players fared abroad: Banahene hits a hat-trick, Ayew, Inaki Williams, Adomah, Kamal, Boateng

By El Akyereko Frimpong
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Spanish-born could-be Ghanaian Inaki Dannis Williams scored the match-winner for Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish La Liga while Andre Ayew continued his masterful acts in the French Ligue by scoring for Marseille.

Attacker Emmanuel Osei Banahene returned from injury to score a hat-trick for Ismaily while midfielder Kamal Issah and Kingsley Boateng also scored in separate leagues.

Winger Albert Adomah was the star-boy for Middlesbrough in their 3-0 mauling of Brentford in England.

GHANAsoccernet.com’s players abroad EXPERT El Akyereko Frimpong has the most comprehensive wrap of how Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend.

AUSTRIA
Ghana U20 pair of David Atanga and Lawrence Ati-Zigi both dropped to the Liefering bench in their 1-1 stalemate with LASK Linz in the Austrian second-tier league on Friday. Frederick Adjei and Ralph Dwamena were both not in the squad for the game.

German-born Ghanaian defender Davidson Drobo-Ampem was not in the Wacker Innsbruck team that were held to a 0-0 draw by St. Polten.

CROATIA
Defender Lee Addy sat on the Lokomotiv Zagreb team as they won 2-0 against Belupo.

EGYPT
Striker Nana Poku was in action for Al Shorta who shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Al Nasr.

Emmanuel Osei Banahene returned from injury to score a hat-trick for Ismaily in their 5-1 thrashing of Alassiouty in the Premier League.

ENGLAND
Versatile defender Jeffrey Schlupp played full throttle for Leicester City when they held fellow strugglers Sunderland to a 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light.

There was no Christian Atsu in the Everton squad that defeated West Ham United 2-1.

Winger Albert Adomah scored the third goal for Middlesbrough who hammered Brentford 3-0 at the Riverside to book a place in Wembley for the play-off final.

FRANCE
French-born Ghanaian defender Dennis Appiah was impressive in defence for Caen who held Bastia to a 1-1 draw.

Jonathan Mensah watched from the stands as his Evian TG suffered relegation from the Ligue 1 after losing 2-1 against Saint-Etienne.

Andre Ayew scored the third goal for Olympique de Marseille in their 4-0 thrashing of Lille on Saturday.

Jordan Ayew played the entire regulation minutes for Lorient who held Nantes to a 1-1 in the last-but-one game of the season.

Injured Kwame Nsor was not in the Metz squad as they recorded a 2-0 loss against AS Monaco.

Former Ghana U17 attacker Charles Boateng was in action for Avranches who beat Amiens 2-0 in an away fixture.

Striker Ben Amofa watched from the Strasbourg bench in their 3-1 away triumph against Lucon.

GERMANY
Defender Baba Abdul Rahamn was in action for nine-man Augsburg who lost 2-1 against Hannover 1996.

Kevin-Prince Boateng was not in the Schalke 04 team that won 1-0 against Paderborn.

Phil Ofosu-Aryeh came off the bench in the 69th minute to play for Aalen in their 4-2 loss against Heidenheim.

Anthony Annan was not in the Munich 1860 team that won 2-1 against Nurnberg.

Reinhold Yabo played the entire match for Karlsruhe who beat Braunschweig 2-0.

In the Liga 3, midfielder Erich Berko played 84 minutes for Stuttgart II in their 0-0 draw with VfL Osnabruck.

Elsewhere midfielder Reagy Ofosu lasted the entire duration of the game for Chemnitzer who defeated Sonnenhof Großaspach 2-0.

Kumasi-born Gideon Jung played for Hamburg SV II in their 2-0 win at Lübeck.

NETHERLANDS
Jeffrey Sarpong suffered an injury and was replaced in the 38th minute as NAC Breda lost 5-4 against FC Groningen. In the Groningen team was Dutch-Ghanaian Johan Kappelhof. Midfielder Divine Naah was rested.

Belgian-born Marvin Peersmann was in action for Dordrecht who narrowly beat Ajax Amsterdam 2-1. Dutch-born Ghanaian Kenny Tete was also in action for Ajax.

Derrick Luckassen watched from the AZ Alkmaar bench as they won 4-1 against Excelsior Rotterdam.

Shadrach Kwesi Eghan was in fine shape for FC Twente in their 3-1 win against Heerenveen.

Another Dutch-born Ghanaian youngster Rodney Antwi sat on the FC Utrecht bench in their 3-3 draw at Vitesse Arnhem.

Elvis Manu came off the Feyenoord bench to play in their 3-0 disgraceful loss against PEC Zwolle.

Dutch-born Ghanaian striker Johnathan Opoku came off the bench to play for Oss who held VVV Venlo to a 0-0 draw in the Promotion play-offs.

SAUDI ARABIA
Former Ghana U17 and U20 striker Sadat Bukari came off the bench in the 65th minute to play for Al Shoalah who won 2-1 against Al-Faisaly.

Both Isaac Osae and Moussa Narry were in full-time action for Al Orubah who suffered a 1-0 loss at Al-Fateh.

Striker John Antwi came off the bench to play the last 6 minutes for Al Shabab who pecked Al Nassr to a 0-0 draw.

SCOTLAND
Wakaso Mubarak could still not make the Celtic squad for their 0-0 draw at St Johnstone.

Abdul Osman dropped to the Partick Thistle bench in their 4-1 home loss against Kilmarnock.

SWEDEN
Midfielder Reuben Aryana played for GAIS in their 1-1 draw with AFC United. Experienced midfielder Yussif Chibsah was not in the GAIS squad for the game.

Dominic Oduro and Thomas Boakye were both second-half substitutes for Frej and Varbergs when they drew 0-0 on Saturday.

Kwame Bonsu scored the consolation goal for Mjallby when they lost 2-1 against Utsiktens.

ITALY
Juventus confirmed their superiority over Inter Milan by beating them 2-1 at the Giuseppe Meazza. Midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah returned from injury to warm the Juventus bench but youngster Isaac Donkor could not make the Inter squad for the game.

Sassuolo managed a 3-2 win over troubled AC Milan. Ghana U23 midfielder Raman Chibsah was unused by Sassuolo but there was no Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari in the Milan squad for the game.

Godfred Donsah played just the first 45 minutes for Cagliari in their 1-0 loss against Palermo. Swedish-born Robin Quaison played till the 92nd minute.

Striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom continued his bench-warming exercise for Atalanta as he sat on the bench in their 4-1 defeat to Genoa.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu returned from suspension to play the entire game for Udinese in their 2-1 loss against AS Roma.

Alfred Duncan dropped to the Sampdoria bench in their 1-0 loss against Lazio. But his compatriot Afriyie Acquah started the game and played 62 minutes.

In the Serie B, midfielder Moses Odjer was unused by Catania who slipped to a 3-2 home loss against Cittadella.

Masahudu Alhassan did not play for ten-man Latina who slipped to a 2-0 loss against Entella. But youngster Nelson Atiagli sat on the Latina bench.

Maxwell Acosty was sent off in Modena’s 2-1 loss against Ternana. His compatriot Amidu Salifu played the entire game and was booked.

AC Milan loanee Kingsley Boateng scored the match-winner for Bari in their 3-2 victory Brescia. Former Inter Milan youth team player Isaac Ntow was not in the Brescia team for the game.

BELGIUM
There was no Eugene Ansah in the Lokeren squad as they recorded a 2-2 draw with KV Mechelen.

Nana Akwasi Asare was in full-time action for AA Gent as they improved their title chances with a 3-2 win over Club Brugge.

Winger Frank Acheampong was a full-timer for Anderlecht in their 1-1 draw with Standard Liege.

In the second-tier league, Samuel Asamoah played for AS Eupen when they drew 0-0 with Lommel United.

CYPRUS
Defender Razak Nuhu was booked in the 75th minute and played 82 minutes for Anorthosis Famagusta who defeated Apollon Limassol 3-1.

KAZAKHSTAN
Striker Patrick Twumasi fired blank in Astana’s 2-2 draw with Pavloda.

NORWAY
Ghanaian midfielder Kamal Issah scored the second goal for IF Stabaek in their 3-3 draw at Molde. Winger Ernest Asante assisted Stabaek’s third goal and played the entire game.

Nana Boateng and Mohammed Abu were both in action for Stromsgodset in their 3-1 hammering of Aalesund in the Eliteserien.

In the second-tier league striker Mahatma Otoo was axed from the Sogndal starting line-up and warmed the bench in their 1-0 win against Ranheim on Saturday.

ROMANIA
Sulley Muntari’s brother – Sulley Muniru was in full-time action for CFR Cluj in their 3-0 away win over CSMS Ia?i.

SERBIA
Donji Srem lost 2-1 against visiting Napredak. There no neither Moro Abubakar nor Abraham Akwasi Frimpong in the game for Donji and Napredak respectively.

Midfielder Obeng Reagan was in full-time action for Cukaricki who lost 1-0 against Vojvodina.

SPAIN
In the La Liga, Derek Boateng was introduced in the dying embers of Eibar’s 1-1 draw at Getafe.

Thomas Partey was booked in the 73rd minute for tripping as Almeria lost 2-1 against Sevilla.

Inaki Dannis Williams scored the match-winner for Athletic Bilbao in their 3-2 win over Elche.

Razak Braimah manned the post for UD Mirandes who slipped to a 3-2 loss against Barcelona B.

In the Segunda Division, defender Kassim Nuhu was not in the Real Mallorca team that won 2-1 against Numancia.

SWITZERLAND
Striker Ebenezer Assifuah sat on the FC Sion bench in their 1-0 triumph over Aarau.

Samuel Afum was axed from the Young Boys squad when they drew 0-0 with FC Basel in an away fixture.

USA
Striker David Accam made a suspension return to play for Chicago Fire in their 2-2 draw with New York City FC. Midfielder Kwadwo Poku sat on their bench for the game.

English-born winger Lloyd Sam was in action for NY Red Bulls who held FC Dallas to a 0-0 draw.

Dominic Oduro played 63 minutes for Montreal Impact in their 4-1 hammering of Real Salt Lake.

Gershon Koffie came off the bench to play a cameo role for Vancouver Whitecaps as they lost 2-0 against Seattle Sounders.

Adam Kwarasey manned the post for Portland Timbers in their 3-1 loss at Houston Dynamo. Winger Ishmael Yartey was unused.

DENMARK
Ghana international midfielder Daniel Amartey was in action for FC Copenhagen as they suffered a 2-0 loss against Midtjylland in the Superlig’s biggest derby. Defender Francis Dickoh sat on the Midtjylland bench but Danish-born attacker Danny Amankwaa missed the game with injury.

Joseph Mensah played for Horsens in their 2-0 loss against Vendsyssel FF.

PORTUGAL
Defender Richard Ofori sat on the Academica Coimbra bench when they lost 3-2 against Ferreira.

Rio Ave suffered a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Maritimo. Ghanaian midfielder Alhassan Wakaso played the entire match while youngster Emmanuel Ohemeng sat on their bench.

Bernard Mensah was not in the Vitoria Guimaraes team that held Benfica to 0-0 draw.

RUSSIA
Emmanuel Frimpong was not in the FK Ufa team that held Zenith St. Petersbourg to a 1-1 draw.

Joseph Attamah was played for Adana Demirspor as they lost 5-3 against Bucaspor.

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