Soccer News of Monday, 14 April 2014
GHANAsoccernet.com’s Akyereko Frimpong Manson has a comprehensive report on how Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend.
Fulham enhanced their relegation survival chances after beating Norwich City 1-0 at the Craven Cottage. Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng could not make the first team squad for the game.
Emmanuel Frimpong was not in the Barnsley team that slipped to a 1-0 away defeat to Bolton Wanderers.
Yeovil Town split points with AFC Bournemouth in a 1-1 drawn game. Former Chelsea U21 captain and England youth international Nana Ofori-Twumasi sat on the Yeovil bench.
Black Stars winger Albert Adomah was a full-timer for ten-man Middlesbrough side which posted a 1-0 victory over second-placed Burnley.
In the League One, former Liverpool youth team striker David Amoo played the entire 90 minutes for Carlisle United who suffered a 6-1 demolition at Preston North End on Saturday.
Stevenage succumbed to a 3-2 home defeat to Colchester United. Former Manchester City youth team defender Curtis Obeng played in central defence for Stevenage.
Crawley Town boosted their season with a 2-0 away victory over Milton Keynes Dons. Crystal Palace loanee Hiram Boateng was not in the Crawley team.
Abdul Osman was not in the Crewe Alexandra team that suffered a 2-0 defeat to leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.
Dagenham & Redbrigde FC slipped to a 4-1 home defeat to Portsmouth. Former Arsenal youngster Abumere Ogogo scored the consolation goal for Dagemham. Chris Dickson also completed the entire 90 minutes for them. Striker Patrick Agyemang came off the Pompey bench to play the last 5 minutes.
Andre Ayew was influential once more for Olympique Marseille who posted a 3-2 victory Montpellier on Friday night. He set up Mathieu Valbuena for Marseille’s opening goal.
Valenciennes slipped to 19th place after suffering a 1-0 defeat at Lille. Black Stars strikerAbdul Majeed Waris played 64 minutes for Valenciennes.
Evian TG moved further away from the relegation zone after beating Bastia 2-1 at the Parc des Sports. Ghana international defender Jonathan Mensah replaced a team-mate Cédric Mongongu in the 46th minute.
John Boye was unused by Stade Rennes who slipped to a 1-0 home loss to second-placed AS Monaco at the Stade de la Route de Lorient.
Striker Jordan Ayew scored the first and set up the second goal for Sochaux who posted a 2-0 victory over Toulouse. He was replaced in the 73rd minute by Emmanuel Mayuka.
In the Ligue 2, AS Monaco loanee Dennis Appiah played 90 minutes and helped Caen to defeat Istres 3-2.
In the reserves league French-born Kevin Osei was in 78 minutes of action for Olympique Marseille II who posted a 2-1 victory over Vaulx.
Former Ghana U17 midfielder Charles Boateng played the entire 90 minutes for Avranches who held Viry-Châtillon to a 1-1 draw.
In the Pro League Championship Play-offs, Anderlecht moved third after beating Lokeren 2-1 at their own backyard. Neither Eugene Nana Ansah nor Frank Acheampong was in the Lokeren and Anderlecht teams. But Dennis Odoi was in full time action for Lokeren.
In the challenge for a spot in next season’s Europa League, Nana Akwasi Asare helped KAA Gent to post a 2-1 victory over Waasland-Beveren.
Former Heart of Lions midfielder Abraham Kudemor came off the Sporting Charleroi bench to play the last 20 minutes when they beat Cercle Brugge 4-2.
Belgian-born GhanaianFrederick Boi played the entire 90 minutes for Brugge.
Neither Abdul Yakinu-Iddi nor Jerry Vandam was in the KV Mechelen team that got hammered 4-1 by Kortrijk.
In the Second Division, defender Stephen Asamoah played 90 minutes and helped AS Eupen to beat Sint-Truiden 3-0.
Belgian-born duo Patrick Asubonteng and Marvin Ofori-Appiah were both in action for Dessel Sports who lost 2-0 to Hoogstraten.
Stabæk slipped to third-place after after succumbing to a 2-0 home defeat to Molde. On-loan Club Brugge midfielder Enock Adu Kofi played the entire match for Stabæk.
Mahatma Otoo set up the second goal for Sogndal who suffered a 4-2 loss at Bodø / Glimt in the Norwegian top-flight.
Stromsgodset moved back to the summit of the table after posting a 2-0 victory over Aalesund. Ghana duo Adam Kwarasey and Mohammed Abu played the entire regulation minutes for Stromsgodset. Nana Boateng missed the game with a long-term injury.
In the second tier league, former Ghana U17 captain Paul Addo played the entire duration of the match for Bryne who lost 2-1 to Bærum.
Aziz Idris played in midfield for Hamkam who suffered a 3-1 away defeat to Nest-Sotra.
Twin brothers Jeff and Kevin Mensah played the full 90 minutes for Viborg who lost 3-1 at Randers FC.
Francis Dickoh played at the heart of defence for Midtjylland who suffered yet another defeat after losing 2-0 to Odense BK. Compatriot Kolja Afriyie sat on the Midtjylland bench.
Danish-born Danny Amankwaah was introduced in the 79th minute by FC København who defeated AGF 1-0 on Sunday.
Former Heart of Lions midfielder Kwame Bonsu played the entire 90 minutes for Mjällby who were beaten 2-0 at their own backyard by Djurgården on Friday. Daniel Amartey also lasted the entire 90 minutes but Yussif Chibsah sat on the Djurgården bench.
Åtvidaberg went second on the table after posting a 2-0 win over Falkenberg. Former Fetteh Feyenoord midfielder Mohammed Abubakar was in full time action for Åtvidaberg butGodsway Donyoh could not make the Falkenberg squad for the game.
Zakaria Abdullai could not make the Gefle 18-man squad for their visit to Malmo FF which ended in a 1-0 defeat.
Newly-promoted Örebro surprisingly held giants AIK Solna to a 1-1 draw at the Friends Arena. 2013 Ghana U20 defender Ebenezer Ofori started the game and played 90 minutes but Moro Ibrahim was introduced in the 78th minute by AIK.
Defender Sam Mensahplayed for Örebro and was booked on the 40th minute.
David Accam scored a crashing 78th minute goal for Helsingborg IF who steered back from 2-1 down to beat BK Hacken 4-2 at the Olympia. Ema Boateng missed the game with a back injury while Nasiru Mohammed sat on visitors bench.
King Osei Gyan was a full-timer for Halmstad BK who were held to a 0-0 draw by Norrköping.
In the four-tier division, German-born Nick Amartey Scharkowski played for Härnösand in their 2-0 home loss to Boden.
Samuel Afum scored in the 30th minute for Young Boys who held FC Zurich to a 2-2 draw. The former Hearts of Oak man was replaced in the 92nd minute. FC Basel handed down a 1-0 defeat to FC Sion. Striker Ebenezer Assifuah came off the bench in the 53rd minute to play for Sion but Ishmael Yartey sat on the bench.
Asamoah Gyan scored a hat-trick for Al Ain who condemned Al Shaab to a 5-0 defeat and push them to relegation.
John Antwi scored his 8th goal of the season after scoring for Ismaily to help them beat Al Masry 2-0.
FC Groningen pushed NAC Breda further close to the relegation zone after beating them 2-1. Dutch-born defender Johan Kappelhof missed the game with suspension but midfielderJeffrey Sarpong sat on the Breda bench.
Defender Kodjo Amevor was unused by Go Ahead Eagles who lost 2-0 to Heerenveen.
Black Stars winger Christian Atsu scored a 39th minute consolation goal for Vitesse Arnhem who succumbed to a 4-3 defeat at Cambuur. Feyenoord loanee Elvis Manu was influential in the Cambuur victory and played 64 minutes of the game.
Shadrach Eghan was not in the FC Twente team that hammered Roda JC 3-0 on Saturday.
Youngster Raymond Gyasi could not make the AZ Alkmaar squad which drew 1-1 with NEC.
Matthew Amoah came off the Heracles bench to play the entire second-half in their 2-1 reverse at FC Utrecht. Kwame Quansah and Edwin Gyasi were not in the team.
RKC Waalwijk and PEC Zwolle shared the spoils in a 1-1 drawn game at the Mandemakers Stadion. Mitch Apau and Fred Benson both played 90 minutes for RKC and Waalwijk respectively.
In the second-tier league, Patrick Amoah was unused by Fortuna Sittard who posted a 2-1 victory over VVV Venlo.
Dordrecht enhanced their promotion chances with a 3-2 victory over Oss. Winger Erixon Danso was not in the Dordrecht team but Jonathan Opoku played the entire 90 minutes for Oss.
Volendam edged Jong Ajax 1-0. Neither Elton Acolatse nor Kevin Tete was in the Jong Ajax team.
Jerry Akaminko was not in the Eski?ehirspor team that drew 2-2 with Trabzonspor. In the Lig 1, 1461 suffered another setback after losing 2-1 at Manisaspor on Sunday. Shaibu Yakubu returned from injury but was unused. Torric Jebrin was also not in their squad for the game due to injury.
Richard Kingson‘s howlers poorly affected Balikesirspor as they suffered a 3-1 loss at Karsiayaka. Kwame Karikari missed the game with injury.
Rabiu Mohammed returned from injury to play the ast 10 minutes for Kuban’ Krasnodar who posted a 2-0 win over Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League. Wakaso Mubarakcould not make the Kazan team for the game.
Mohammed Fuseini did not play for Terek Grozny who won 3-0 against Rostov on Sunday.
Patrick Twumasi played 68 minutes for Amkar Perm’ who held Tom Tomsk’ to a 0-0 draw.
Sassuolo continue to languish in the relegation zone after drawing 1-1 with Cagliari. Ghana midfielder Raman Chibsah was unused by Sassuolo for the game. Afriyie Acquah was a full-timer for Parma who managed a 1-1 draw at Bologna.
Out-of-favour Alfred Duncan came off the bench in the 54th minute to play for Livorno who lost 4-2 to Chievo Verona in the Serie A.
Youngster Godfred Donsah lost his place in the Hellas Verona first team squad this weekend as they suffered a 5-3 home defeat to Fiorentina.
Torino recorded their third straight win and moved 7th after beating Genoa 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino. Italy-born Ghanaian forward Emmanuel Gyasi could not make the Torino first team squad but Isaac Cofie sat on the Genoa bench.
Injured Ghana pair Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien watched from the stands at the Giuseppe Meazza when their AC Milan side pipped Catania 1-0. Kingsley Boateng came off the bench in the 82nd minute to play against his parent club.
In the Serie B, Cesena were beaten 2-0 by Spezia. Moro Al-Hassan and Nii Nortey Ashong came off the bench in the second half to play for Cesena and Spezia respectively.
Former Inter Milan youth team Isaac Ntow started the game for Brescia but was forced off with injury after just 27 minutes of their 1-0 victory over Avellino. Amidu Salifu played 57 minutes for Modena in their 4-2 win over Juve Stabia.
Masahudu Alhassan played the full 90 minutes for Latina who 4-1 over Novara.
In the U17 league, Samuel Darko Appiah scored the second goal for Inter Milan who defeated Atalanta 2-0.
Kevin-Prince Boateng played 82 minutes for Schalke 04 who defeated Eintracht Frankfurk 2-0 on Friday. Compatriot Anthony Annan was unused by Schalke in the game.
German-born Karim Bellarabi was a second-half substitute by Eintracht Braunschweig who lost 2-0 against Freiburg.
In the Bundesliga II, Charles Takyi scored a 28th minute consolation goal for Energie Cottbus who lost 2-1 against VfL Bochum.
Marcel Appiah played in defence for Arminia Bielefeld in their 0-0 home draw with Karlsruher SC.
Reagy Ofosu could not make the Ingolstadt first team squad when they lost 2-1 to Paderborn.
Baba Rahman was not in the St Pauli team that lost 3-2 against Kaiserslautern. In the third-tier division, Ghanaian midfielder Evans Owusu Nyarko played the entire match for Borussia Dortmund II who drew 3-3 with RB Leipzig.
Fredrick Kyere was not in the Elversberg team that lost 2-0 against Unterhaching.
Stuttargter Kickers defeated MSV Duisburg 2-0. Philemon Ofosu-Aryeh played full throttle for Duisburg while Canadian-born Ghanaian Edwini-Bonsu also played for Kickers.
Former Ghana U20 attacker Francis Narh played 51 minutes for Banik Ostrava who suffered a 1-0 home loss to Slovácko. Midfielder Derrick Mensah was not in the Ostrava team for the game.
Slovan Liberec suffered a 3-1 setback at P?íbram. Isaac Sackey scored the consolation goal for Liberec and was booked in the 41st minute. Dutch-born Kevin Luckassen was brought on by Liberec in the 59th minute.
Haminu Dramani was not in the Gil Vicente team that lost 2-0 against Sporting CF in the Primeira Liga.
David Addy was booked in the 45th minute and was replaced in the 82nd minute by Vitória Guimarães who lost 3-1 at Belenenses.
In the second-tier league, Alhassan Wakaso played full time for Portimonense who were held to a 1-1 draw by Tondela.
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom played the last 14 minutes for Elche FC who lost 2-1 against Valencia.
Youngster Fatau Mohammed watched from the Granada bench when they beat Barcelona 1-0 at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes. Richard Boateng could not make the squad for the game.
In the Segunda Division, Thomas Partey played the entire 90 minutes for Real Mallorca who lost 2-0 against Ponferradina.
Richard Boateng and Clifford Aboagye played for Granada II in their 3-3 draw with Cadiz.
Razak Brimah was between the sticks for Cordoba II who beat El Palo 3-1. Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Michael Anaba was booked in the 83rd minute and played full time for Elche II who beat Olot 4-0.
Paul Quaye was in action for Espanyol II who were beaten 2-0 at Atlético Baleares.
Ghana internationals Rashid Sumaila and Fatau Dauda both remained unused substitutes in Orlando Pirates’ 2-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns to progress to the semi finals of the NedBank Cup.
John Arwuah came off the bench to play the last 3 minutes for AmaZulu who defeated United FC 2-0.
Edwin Gyimah was in action for SuperSport United FC who lost 2-0 against Kaizer Chiefs and exited the FA Cup.
Youngster Eric Warden play the entire 90 minutes for Levidiakos who beat PAOK 3-2.
Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom has been successful in his bid to help Platanias retain their top flight status after helping the side to a crucial goalless draw against Panionios in the final game of the season. Abdul Aziz Tetteh missed the game with injury.
In the Major Soccer League, Dominic Oduro played 87 minutes for Columbus Crew who drew 1-1 with San Jose Earthquakes.
2011 Ghana U20 midfielder Gershon Kwoffie was in full time action for Vancouver Whitecaps who lost 1-0 against LA Galaxy. Ghanaian defender Kofi Opare was on the LA Galaxy bench.
Khalif Alhassan lasted 62 minutes for Portland Timbers who were held to a 1-1 draw by Chivas USA.
Quincy Amarikwa scored the equaliser for Chicago Fire who drew 1-1 with Montreal Impact. Patrick Nyarko also played 88 minutes.