Ghanaian Players Abroad: No goals, injury return and a championship win in the MLS


Ghana international Adam Kwarasey was in post for Portland Timbers when they won their first-ever Major League Soccer Cup on Sunday night.

The goalkeeper and his side faced Harrison Afful’s Columbus Crew SC in the MLS final where Portland Timbers edged their adversaries at the MARFRE Stadium to lift the trophy.

Adam Kwarasey and Harrison Afful played in the entire duration of the game.

In the English Premier League, Andre Ayew and his Swansea City side continued their struggle against league leaders Leicester City. The Ghanaian started the game for his side and went on to play in the full duration but was left helpless as Leicester City beat them by three goals without reply at the Liberty Stadium.

Ghanaian defender Jeffrey Schlupp made a cameo in the game for his flying Leicester City side.

Jordan Ayew and his Aston Villa side could also not destroy the poor record of a single Premier League win this season when they travelled to Southampton.

The Ghanaian and his team took a lead in the game but could not hold on as Aston Villa drew 1-1 away at Southampton. The Ghanaian forward played the full game for his Aston Villa side.

Abdul Baba Rahman featured for his Chelsea team in their home game against Christian Atsu’s AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League. Chelsea were dealt another blow as AFC Bournemouth took away all three points at Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 victory.

In the Italian Serie A, Kwadwo Asamoah returned to football action for Juventus after a long time out with injury.

The Ghanaian played 69 minutes for Juventus as they won their away game by two goals to nil against Lazio.

Afriyie Acquah played the full game for Torino in their 1-1 draw against Roma. The Ghanaian received a yellow card booking in the Serie A game.

Godfred Donsah could only watch on from the bench as his Bologna side won their home game by three goals to two against Napoli.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu played the full game for Udinese when they travelled to Fiorentina for their Italian Serie A game.

Badu and his side were beaten by three goals without reply against Fiorentina.

Alfred Duncan was on the bench for Sassuolo in their away game Sampdoria. Sassuolo won the game by 3-1.

Isaac Cofie featured in the full game for Carpi in their goalless draw against AC Milan.

Bernard Mensah made an 80th minute appearance against Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. The Ghanaian and his side lost by four goals to one against Cristiano Ronaldo and co.

Inaki Williams played 85 minutes for Athletic Bilbao against Malaga as the teams played out a goalless draw in La Liga.

Mubarak Wakaso missed Las Palmas away defeat against Sporting Gijon as the Ghanaian is out injured.

Michael Essien played another full game for his Panathinaikos side when they travelled to Veria FC in the Greece league.

Panathinaikos won the game by a goal to nil with Michael Essien receiving a yellow card.

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