Kickgh.com’s Iddriss Abdul Rahim brings you a full account of how Ghanaian players fared overseas over the weekend.
Black Stars captain Andre Ayew scored his first goal in the Toplight of Qatar in the impressive comeback of the 3-1 away win against Qatar SC last Thursday
The Ghanaian youth international Emmanuel Toku scores his third goal of the season in Botev Plovdiv‘s 2-1 win against Beroe FC, extending their lead at the top of the Bulgarian elite championship.
In the Premier League, Mohammed Salisu came on as a substitute for Jack Stephen in the first half when Southampton champions Manchester City gallantly held up a goalless tie at Etihad Stadium.
Thomas Partey finally returned for the Gunners this weekend after playing 75 minutes in their narrow and decisive away win over Burnley at Turf Moore.
Crystal Palace suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield Road. Jordan Ayew lasted the entire game while Jefferey Schlup was not spotted on the team due to a hamstring injury.
Reading in the Championship, sealed a decisive 2-1 away win over Fulham at Craven Cottage. Baba Rahman and Andy Yiadom’s Black Stars sites all enjoyed the full-time action.
Celta Vigo is suffering in the new season after losing painfully to Cadiz at Abanca Balaidos last Friday. Former Inter Allies defender Joseph Aidoo was excluded from the matchday squad.
Black Meteors striker Samuel Obeng Gyabaa lasted 68 minutes as Real Oviedo secured a key point in Spain’s Segunda B against UD Ibiza.
Another full-time action in Italy for Emmanuel Gyasi, who played the leading role for Spezia Calcio in the important 1: 2 away win against newly promoted Venezia at the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo.
ACF Fiorentina recorded a 2-1 win over Genoa last Saturday. Alfred Duncan came on in the 28th minute to replace the injured Gaetano Castrovilli, while Caleb Ekuban was absent from the hosts’ squad.
Kassim Nuhu Adams was again not in the TSG Hoffenheim squad when Arminia Bielefeld lost a goalless draw in the fifth week of the German Toplight.
In the Millentor Stadium, Black Stars attacker Daniel Kofi Kyereh was outstanding for St. Pauli in the second Bundesliga with two assists in the emphatic 4-1 win against Ingolstadt last Sunday.
In France, Black Stars central defender Alexander Djiku shone in an action on Friday evening when his team beat Strasbourg 3-0 against FC Metz over the weekend.
After holding against Tottenham mid-week, Kamaldeen Sulemana and his Stade Rennais team-mates failed to hold up after losing a 2-0 loss to giants Marseille – a game he introduced in the 60th minute .
Still in Ligue 1, Salis Abdul Samed played full-time for Clermont Foot, held in a 1-1 draw by Brest last Saturday. His compatriot Alidu Seidu was also brought into play in the 77th minute, replacing Elbassan Rashani.
Osman Bukari was sensational and enjoyed 66 minutes of play for FC Nantes in the outstanding 4-1 away win against Angers.
Enock Kwarteng enjoyed full throttle in the narrow 1: 2 away win in Bordeaux against Saint-Etienne at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard. Gideon Mensah was not accepted into the team.
Former Dreams FC midfielder Emmanuel Lomotey returned from suspension and lasted the full minute in Amiens SC’s 3-3 draw against Nimes Olympique in French Ligue 2.
Good news for Kudus Mohammed, who finally returned from an injury at the weekend but was substituted on unused when Ajax defeated newly promoted Cambuur 9-0 in the Eredivise.
Kwesi Okyere Wriedt scored in Willem II Tilburg’s victory against FC Groningen and provided an assist.
Former Right to Dream Academy boy Kamal Sowah played 76 minutes in Club Bruges’ decisive 0-1 away win against Sporting Charleroi, claiming his top spot at the Belgian Jupilar Pro.
Francis Amuzu and Majeed Ashimeru were all featured in the second half when Anderlecht narrowly defeated Standard Liège last Saturday.
Black Stars goalkeeper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen was absent this weekend for KAS Eupen, who beat Cercle Brugge 2-1 away from home. Isaac Nuhu also played for the winners.
In Belgium, Joseph Paintsil scored in a 2-1 away win for KRC Genk against Sint-Truidense VV.
There were three Ghanaians interested in the Turkish Super Ligue when Hatayspor beat Kayserispor 2-1. Both Bernard Mensah and Joseph Attamah were on duty for the guests, with the latter receiving their consolation, while Isaac Sackey also made a cameo for the home team.
Benjamin Tetteh made a return to the scorers’ list but his side Yeni Malatyaspor gave away a two-goal lead for a staggering 3-4 home loss to Fatih Karagumruk.
In the Danish league, the Right to Dream Academy duo Abu Francis and Sadiq Ibrahim played for FC Nordsjaelland, but lost 3-2 to Randers at Cepheus Park.
Former Ghanaian U-20 striker Francis Narh scored a brace for Slavia Mozyr in an emphatic 3-0 away win over Dinamo Brest in the Belarusian Toplight.
In Norway, former Black Stars B captain Isaac Twum held out the full game when his club Mjoendalen was held to a tie by Sandefjord.
Ghanaian striker Malik Abubakari warmed up Malmö FF’s bench in the 1-1 draw against Djurgaaden in Sweden’s Allsvenskan last Saturday.
Former Hearts of Oak and Black Stars midfielder Anthony Anan enjoyed 56 minutes of football in Inter Turku’s 1-1 draw at SJK.
The Columbus crew was reinforced this Saturday with the return of Captain Jonathan Mensah when they were held in by the New England Revolution. His compatriot Afful Harrison was also brought into play in the 46th minute.
Right to Dream Academy graduate Isaac Atanga was red carded in Cincinnati’s 2-1 home defeat to New York City in the MLS.
Former Berekum Chelsea winger Solomon Asante assisted in Phoenix Rising’s 2-1 win over Orange County SC in America’s ISL.
In Saudi Arabia, Christian Atsu was an unused replacement for Al Raed, who was embroiled in a massive eight-goal thriller from Al Taawoun, which they eventually defeated 5-3.
Samuel Owusu held out the entire duration, but was not enough for his team Al Fayha, which was silenced by Al Faisaly over the weekend.
Afriyie Acquah was also absent from Al Batin, who drew goalless at home against Al Taee.