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Performance of Ghanaian players abroad wrap up: Otoo hobbles off in Balikesirspor defeat, debut delight for Afum in Finland as Ekuban scores at the ends in Trabzonspor loss



Performance of Ghanaian players abroad wrap up: Otoo hobbles off in Balikesirspor defeat, debut delight for Afum in Finland as Ekuban scores at the ends in Trabzonspor loss

Performance of Ghanaian players abroad wrap up: Otoo hobbles off in Balikesirspor defeat, debut delight for Afum in Finland as Ekuban scores at the ends in Trabzonspor loss

European football specialist, Reuben Obodai brings you a comprehensive update on how Ghanaian players performed in abroad this weekend.

There were swashbuckling displays from some of the Ghanaian players who featured for their various clubs over the weekend.

Caleb Ekuban had a mixed match for Trabzonspor as he scored and put the ball at the back of his own net in their heavy home loss against Joseph Attamah’s Istanbul Basaksehir.


Lawrence Ati-Zigi proved his mettle in a rare start for Sochaux as he performed admirably to keep a clean sheet in their draw against AC Ajaccio.

Still in Turkey, Mahatma Otoo could spend some time on the treatment table after going off in Balikesirspor defeat against Altinordu.

Reuben Obodai gives you a lowdown on how the players fared in abroad…

ENGLAND

Jordan Ayew played 81 minutes for Crystal Palace in their 4-3 loss at Liverpool. Jeffrey Schlupp made a brief appearance for the losers.

Daniel Amartey missed Leicester City 4-3 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers through injury.

Christian Atsu was superb for Newcastle United as they returned to winning ways following a 3-0 victory over Cardiff.

Collin Quaner was left out of Huddersfield matchday squad that suffered a 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester City.

Dennis Odoi lasted the entire duration for Fulham FC in their 2-1 home loss against Tottenham Hotspurs.

In the Championship, Albert Adomah played 59 minutes for Aston Villa as they rallied back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Hull City.

Andy Yiadom played the entire duration for Reading FC in their 2-1 loss at Derby County.

In League One, Kwesi Appiah was not included in the AFC Wimbledon matchday squad that lost 4-1 at home to Barnsley.

Joe Dodoo was missing in Blackpool FC squad that played goalless draw with Shrewsbury.

Tarique Fosu cameoed for Charlton Athletic in their 1-0 win over Accrington Stanley.

Bernard Mensah was left out of Lincoln City squad that beat Grimsby 1-0 at home.

Alex Addai came on in the 66th minute for Cheltenham in their 2-0 loss at Carlisle United.

Enoch Andoh and Koby Arthur warmed the bench for Macclesfield Town in their 2-1 win over Oldham Athletic.

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Hiram Boateng was not included in Exeter City squad that lost 1-0 at Newport County.

In League Two, Immanuelson Duku did not make Barnet matchday squad that lost 4-0 at Braintree.

Kevin Lokko scored and sent off for Dover Athletic in their 1-1 draw with Bromley. Nortei Nortey played 90 minutes for the winners.

Nana Ofori Twumasi and Harold Odametey enjoyed 90 minutes for Maidenhead in their 2-1 home loss against Solihull Moors. Nana Owusu made a brief appearance for the losers while Kwame Thomas missed the game for the victors.

SPAIN

Patrick Twumasi and Mubarak Wakaso were second half substitutes for Deportivo Alaves as they were thump 4-0 at Getafe.

Thomas Partey was magnificent in the middle of the park for Atletico Madrid as they smashed Huesca 3-0 at away.

Raphael Dwamena was an unused substitute for UD Levante in their 2-0 home win over Real Valladolid. Emmanuel Boateng missed the game for the victors through injury.

In the Segunda Division, Yaw Yeboah played 63 minutes for CD Numancia in their 3-2 win over Cordoba.

Isaac Cofie was left out of Sporting Gijon squad that saw off Alcorcon 2-0 at home.

Baba Mohammed lasted 90 minutes for Real Mallorca in their 2-0 loss at Osasuna.

Richard Boateng made a brief appearance for Real Oviedo in their 2-0 victory at Extremadura UD.

ITALY

Nicholas Opoku picked a booking but played the entire duration for Udinese as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Parma. Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu was not added to the losers matchday squad due to injury.

Kevin-Prince Boateng enjoyed 90 minutes for US Sassuolo as they held Inter Milan to a goalless draw at away. Kwadwo Asamoah played the entire duration for Inter while Alfred Duncan lasted 72 minutes for Sassuolo.

Yusif Rahman Chibsah played the entire duration for Frosinone Calcio as they mulled 5-0 at home by Atalanta.

Godfred Donsah warmed the bench for Bologna in their 1-1 stalemate with SPAL.

Afriyie Acquah played 66 minutes for Empoli as they drew 2-2 with Cagliari.

In the Serie B, Moses Odjer was left out of Salernitana matchday squad that defeated Palermo 2-1 at away.

Bright Gyamfi warmed the bench for Benevento Calcio in their 1-1 stalemate at Lecce.

Bright Addae was not added to Ascoli matchday squad that drew goalless with Consenza.

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In the Serie C, Bismarck Ngissah was an unused substitute for Viterbese in their 4-0 home defeat against Juve Stabia.

GERMANY

Kasim Nuhu warmed the bench for TSG Hoffenheim in their 3-1 home loss against Bayern Munich.

Issah Abass warmed the bench for Mainz 05 in their 3-2 away win against VfL Stuttgart. Hans Nunoo Sarpei was not included in the losers matchday squad.

Derrick Luckassen missed Hertha Berlin 3-1 victory at FC Nuremberg through injury.

FRANCE

Abdul Majeed Waris and Enoch Kwateng played the entire duration for FC Nantes in their 1-0 loss at Angers.

Emmanuel Ntim was left out of Valenciennes matchday squad that played 1-1 draw at Chateauroux.

John Boye lasted full period of action for FC Metz as they were shocked 2-1 at home by Clermont.

Lawrence Ati-Zigi kept a clean sheet for Sochaux as they played goalless draw with AC Ajaccio.

Grejohn Kyei was an unused substitute for RC Lens in their 2-1 win over Nancy Lorraine.

THE NETHERLANDS

Myron Boadu missed AZ Alkmaar 3-0 home win over FC Utrecht through injury.

Jonathan Opoku registered an assist for VVV Venlo in their 4-2 win at PEC Zwolle.

De Graafschap 5-1 Fortuna Sittard: Dutch-born Ghanaian right-back Leeroy Owusu enjoyed 90 minutes for the victors.

In the Eerste Divisie, Rodney Antwi warmed the bench for Volendam in their 3-1 home loss against Eindhoven FC.

Kelvin Luckassen was introduced with just 8 minutes on the clock for Almere City in their 2-1 defeat at Go Ahead Eagles.

BELGIUM

Joseph Aidoo enjoyed full throttle for KRC Genk in their 3-2 win at Sint Truiden. Samuel Asamoah played 90 minutes for the losers while Joseph Paintsil was an unused substitute for the victors.

Bernard Kumordzi picked a bookking but lasted full throttle for KV Kortrijk in their 2-1 loss at Standard Liege.

Eric Ocansey was not included in KAS Eupen matchday squad as they battered Sporting Lokeren 4-0.

Nana Opoku Ampomah was substituted in the 90th minute for Waasland Beveren in their 1-1 draw with Cercle Brugge.

William Acheampong cameoed for Royal Antwerp in their 2-1 win against Zulte Waregem. Daniel Opare was an unused substitute for the victors.

Nana Akwesi Asare enjoyed 90 minutes for KAA Gent as they pipped Anderlecht 1-0 at home. Francis Amuzu was sent off while Dauda Mohammed warmed the bench for the losers. Dennis Appiah was left out of the losers matchday squad.

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In the Proximus League, Ernest Agyiri played full period of action for Tubize in their goalless draw with Lommel FC. Divine Naah was left out of Tubize matchday squad.

Kamal Sowah was again missing for OH Leuven matchday squad as they suffered a 2-1 defeat St Gilloise.

FINLAND

Samuel Afum and Baba Mensah were on the score sheet for Ilves as they walloped KuPS 4-1 in the Suomen Cup.

INDIA

Abednego Tetteh cameoed for Real Kashmir in their 1-0 win at Lajong.

MALTA

Gabriel Mensah lasted 90 minutes for Pieta Hotspurs in their 3-0 away defeat against Birkirkara.

MEXICO

Clifford Aboagye cameoed for Atlas FC in their 2-2 draw with U.N.AM Pumas.

PORTUGAL

Alhassan Wakaso picked a booking but lasted full throttle for Vitoria Guimaraes as they were pipped 1-0 at home by SL Benfica. Joseph Amoah played 69 minutes for the losers but Henry Medarious missed the game for them through injury.

In the Segunda Division, Abdul-Aziz Yakubu enjoyed 90 minutes for Vitoria Guimaraes B in their 1-0 loss at CD Cova da Piedade.

Kwame Nsor was not included in Academico Visue squad that played 1-1 with Sporting Covilha.

SCOTLAND

Thomas Agyepong missed Hibernian 4-0 Scottish Cup win over Elgin City through injury.

SOUTH AFRICA

Richard Ofori was in goal as Maritzburg United suffered a 2-0 defeat at Chippa United.

SuperSport 2-1 Bloemfontein Celtic: Richard Kissi Boateng was not included in SuperSport matchday squad.

TURKEY

Elvis Manu picked a booking before being taken off in the 71st minute for Akhisar Genclik Spor in their 3-1 home loss against Besiktas.

Bernard Mensah enjoyed 90 minutes for Kayserispor in their goalless draw at Antalyaspor. Asamoah Gyan missed the match for Kayserispor through injury.

Isaac Sackey missed Alanyaspor 2-0 win over Sivasspor through injury.

Caleb Ekuban had a mixed match for Trabzonspor as he scored a goal and an own goal in their 4-2 home defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir. Joseph Attamah was an unused substitute for the victors.

In the Liga 2, Jerry Akaminko missed Istanbulspor 1-1 draw at Afjet Afyonspor through injury.

Mahatma Otoo picked an injury and was taken off with just 30 minutes on the clock for Balikesirspor during their 1-0 loss at Altinordu.

By: Reuben Obodai @ReubenObodai on Twitter

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