Sports News of Monday, 5 November 2018
European football specialist, Reuben Obodai brings you first instalment update of how Ghanaian players performed in abroad between Friday and Saturday.
Budding hitman Eddie Nketia continues to put up superlative performances for Arsenal’s second team after bagging another brace in their win over London rivals Chelsea.
Solomon Asante’s impressive debut season with Phoenix Rising was rewarded with a silverware as they defeated Orange County to clinch the Western Conference playoff cup.
Samuel Owusu was at his usual best for Cucaricki as he provided an assist and scored in their win over Mladost.
Reuben Obodai gives you a lowdown on how the players fared in abroad..
Daniel Amartey missed Leicester City 1-0 win at Cardiff City through injury.
Christian Atsu was an unused substitute for Newcastle United as they recorded their first win of the season against Watford. They won 1-0.
In the premier league 2, English born Ghanaian Jerome Opoku was not in the team for Fulham when they won 2-0 against Southampton.
Joseph Annang was between the sticks for West Ham United when they lost 2-0 to Derby.
English-born Ghanaian striker Eddie Nketia scored a brace but it wasn’t enough to save Arsenal’s U-23 side from slipping to their first defeat in eight Premier League 2 fixtures on Saturday, as Chelsea ran out 5-4 winners. Callum Hudson Odoi played full throttle for Chelsea. Ethan Ampadu was substituted in the 46th minute while Tariq Lamptey also cameoed for the Blues.
In the Championship, Albert Adomah played 73 minutes for Aston Villa when they defeated Bolton Wanderers 2-0.
Andy Yiadom played 90 minutes and was booked for Reading FC when they won 3-2 against Bristol City.
In League One, Kwesi Appiah cameoed for AFC Wimbledon when they lost 2-1 against Shrewsbury Town.
Joe Dodoo was a 79th-minute substitute for Blackpool against Bristol Rovers. They lost 3-0.
Tarique Fosu was an unused substitute for Charlton Athletic when they lost 2-0 to Doncaster Rovers.
Abu Ogogo played 69 minutes for Coventry City against Accrington Stanley. The game ended 1-1.
In League Two, Alex Addai played the last 12 minutes for Cheltenham when they played a 2-2 draw with Mansfield.
English born Ghanaian Bernard Mensah warmed the bench for Lincoln City when they won 2-1 against Forest Green Rovers.
Kobby Arthur played the last 25 minutes for Macclesfield in their 4-1 loss to Bury.
Hiram Boateng was not part of Exeter City’s squad that lost 2-0 to Tranmere Rovers.
In the National League, Nana Ofori Twumasi warmed the bench for Maidstone in their 2-0 win against Barnet.
Dover Athletic beat Maidenhead 2-0. Nortei Nortey cameoed for the victors while Harold Odametey played 90 minutes and received a booking for Maidenhead. Nana Owusu also played the last 15 minutes for the losers.
Kwame Thomas came on in the 22nd minute for Solihull Moors against Boreham Wood. The game did not produce any goal.
Atletico Madrid played a 1-1 draw with CD Leganes. Thomas Partey was a 72nd-minute substitute.
In the Segunda Division, Yaw Yeboah was substituted in the 78 minutes for CD Numancia when they won 2-0 against Tenerife.
Lawrence Ati-Zigi was on the bench for Sochaux when they played goalless draw with Paris FC.
Ebenezer Assifuah cameoed for Le Havre when they lost 1-0 to Niort.
Emmanuel Ntim watched from the bench when his side Valenciennes lost 4-2 to Troyes.
Kyei Grejohn was not in the squad for Lens when they lost 1-0 to Chateauroux.
Kwadwo Asamoah was an unused substitute for Inter Milan when they thrashed Genoa 5-0.
Afriyie Acquah was substituted in the 67th minute for Empoli when they lost 5-1 at SS Napoli.
Bright Addae played full throttle for Ascoli when they beat Benevento Calcio 2-1.
Derrick Luckassen was left out of Hertha Berlin squad that were white-washed 3-0 at home by RB Leipzig.
Kasim Nuhu played 90 minutes and was booked for TSG Hoffenheim when they thrashed Bayer Leverkusen 4-1.
Baba Abdul-Rahman was once again not included in the Schalke 04 team that won 3-1 against Hannover 96.
Hans Nunoo Sarpei warmed the bench for VfB Stuttgart when the lost 3-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt.
In the Bundesliga II, David Atanga and Jan Gyamarah all played 90 minutes for their respective side when Greuther Furth and Bochum played a pulsating 2-2 draw. Gyamarah picked a booking in the game.
Bernard Tepketey played full throttle and was booked for SC Paderborn 07 when they lost 2-0 to Duisburg. Christopher Adjei-Antwi came on in the 60th minute. Claude Gyau didn’t make the victors match day team.
Noah Awuku was absent for Holstein Kiel when they drew 2-2 with Inglostadt. Kingsley Schindler grabbed a goal for Kiel.
Steffan Nkansah played 90 minutes and was booked for Braunschweig when they played a 1-1 draw with Grossaspach
German-born Ghanaian Anton-Leander Donkor warmed the bench for Hansa Rostock when played a 1-1 draw with Jena. Phil Ofosu-Ayeh was left out of Rostock matchday squad.
Seth Paintsil missed Admira Wacker 3-2 defeat to Hartberg through injury.
Samuel Tetteh came on in the 57 minute for LASK Linz in their 2-2 draw with St. Polten.
In the Bundesliga 2, Kennedy Boateng played full throttle for Ried when they played goalless draw with Austria Klagenfurt.
Felix Adjei scored for Wattens in their 4-0 smashing of Liefering FC. Gideon Mensah cameoed for the losers.
Joseph Aidoo played 90 minutes for Genk while Joseph Painstil was an unused substitute when they played a pulsating 1-1 draw with Club Brugge.
Nana Kwesi Asare played full throttle for Gent when they won 3-1 against Kortrijk. Bernard Kumordzi was an unused substitute for the losers.
In the Proximus League, Edwin Egyere scored the only goal for Tubize when they got thrashed 4-1 by OH Leuven. Divine Naah played full throttle for the losers. Kamal Sowah was left out of the victors matchday squad.
Edwin Gyasi watched from the bench as his side CSKA Sofia won 1-0 against Lokomotive Plovdiv.
Ishmael Baidu played 90 minutes for Septemvri Sofia when they piped Vereya 1-0. Micheal Tawiah played 75 minutes for the losers.
Yahaya Seidu played full throttle for Dinamo Minsk when they piped Vitebsk 1-0.
Obeng Regan played 90 minutes and was booked for Istra 1961 against Lokomotiva Zagreb. They lost by a lone goal.
Collins Tanor was not in the squad for Hobro when they lost 1-0 to OB Odense.
Abraham Frimpong cameoed for Ferencvaros when they won 2-0 against MTK Budapest.
Dutch-born Ghanaian Cody Gakpo was an unused substitute for PSV when they piped Vitesse 1-0.
Myron Boadu missed AZ Alkmaar 1-0 win over De Graafschap through injury.
In the Eerste Division, Rodney Antwi cameoed for Volendam in their 2-1 win at Dordrecht.
Kelvin Luckassen was not included in Almere City matchday squad that beat Helmond 2-1.
Asumah Abubakar cameoed for Maastricht in their 2-0 home loss to Sparta Rotterdam.
Isaac Ntow was not included in the matchday team of Hibernians when they won 4-0 against Mosta.
Joseph Akrong played 90 minutes for Zacaptec in their 2-0 defeat at Cimarrones de Sonora.
Enoch Kwakwa played the entire game for Falkenbergs when they drew 2-2 with Norrby
Benson Annang watched from the bench as his side MSK Zilina thrashed Ruzomberok 3-0.
Patrick Asmah was missing in FK Senica matchday team that won 3-0 against ZiON Moravce.
Osman Bukari was substituted in the 58 minute for Trencin when they lost 3-1 to Sered
Mitch Apaw played 90 minutes for Slovan Bratislava when they thrashed Michalovce 6-0. Sadam Sulley was substituted in the halftime for the losers.
Red Star Belgrade won 2-0 against Proleter. Richmond Boakye Yiadom and Rashid Sumaila were all out of the team for victors.
Francis Kyeremeh played 76 minutes for Radnik in their 2-0 win against Dinamo Vranje. Zakaria Suraka played full throttle for the losers.
Samuel Owusu registered an assist and scored for NK Cukaricki in their 2-1 win over Mladost.
Thomas Boakye was substituted at the start of the second half for Halmstad when they lost 2-1 to Orgryt.
IF Gefle lost 4-0 to Degerfors. Isaac Shaze played 76 minutes for the losers.
Sadam Karim played 90 minutes for Landskrona Bois when they lost 2-1 to Jonkopings.
Lawson Sabah played full throttle for Linkoping City when they won 3-0 against Rynninge.
Carlos Ohene enjoyed full period of action for SC Ohod in their 1-0 win over Al Taawon.
Aziz Tetteh played 62 minutes for Dynamo Moscow against CSKA Moscow. The game ended goalless.
Isaac Donkor played full throttle for U Craiova 1948 CV when they beat Poli lasi 3-0.
Joseph Mensah was a 74th-minute substitute for Sepsi in their 3-1 loss to FC Hermannstadt.
Fenerbahce played a pulsating 2-2 draw with Galatasaray. Andre Ayew played full throttle for Fenerbahce.
Elvis Manu picked a booking for Akhisar Genclik Spor in their 1-1 stalemate with Erzurum BB.
Attamah Lawerh cameoed for Istanbul Basaksehir as they pipped Besiktas 1-0 at home.
Lawrence Quaye played 75 minutes for Umm Salal when they lost 5-1 to Al-Sadd.
Al Ahli Doha won 2-0 against Al Khor. John Benson lasted the entire duration of the game for them.
Gladson Awako and Solomon Asante featured as Phoenix Rising defeated Orange County 2-1 to clinch the Western Conference play-off final.