Black Stars forward Jordan Ayew got on target for Swansea City in the English Premier League on Saturday while winger Christian Atsu put a diamond-performance on show in Newcastle United’s win.
Other players were also on target for their clubs and Players Abroad maven El Akyereko has the most comprehensive wrap on how Ghanaian players performed abroad ahead of the international break.
Defender Jonathan Mensah was among the Black Stars invitees who scored during the weekend while Ernest Asante and Godsway Donyoh each scored to fire down Danish giants FC Copenhagen.
Abu Danladi netted a brace in the USA while Adam Kasim Nuhu also scored for Young Boys in Switzerland.
Swansea City recorded their second straight win in all competitions after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at the Selhurst Park in London. Ghana forward Jordan Ayew scored the second goal for the Welsh side. Dutch-born Timothy Fosu-Mensah played the entire game for Palace while attacker Jeffrey Schlupp sat on their bench.
German-born Ghanaian Collin Quaner played the last 2 minutes of regulation time for Huddersfield in their 0-0 draw with Southampton.
Winger Christian Atsu put in a strong performance as he assisted the opening goal for Newcastle United humiliated West Ham United 3-0 at the St James’ Park. Andre Ayew was changed by the Hammers after 70 minutes following a periphery performance.
Daniel Amartey watched from the Leicester City bench as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at Manchester United.
In the Championship, defender Andy Yiadom watched from the stands as his Barnsley side punished Sunderland 3-0 at the Oakwell Stadium.
Elsewhere at the Portman Road Stadium, Belgian-born Denis Odoi was introduced on the 89th minute Fulham who claimed a 2-0 win over Ipswich Town.
Injured Caleb Ekuban did not travel with the Leeds United squad for their 2-0 away win at Nottingham Forest.
Millwall made meal out of Norwich City after defeating them 4-0 on Saturday. Ghana-born Norway international Alexander Tettey was brought on in the 75th minute by the losers.
Winger Albert Adomah warmed the bench for Aston Villa in their 1-1 draw at Bristol City on Friday at the Ashton Gate Stadium.
In the League One, striker Kwesi Appiah opened the scoring for Wimbledon when they brushed aside Doncaster Rovers 2-0 on Saturday.
Meanwhile at the Ewood Park, Blackburn Rovers thrush MK Dons 4-1. On the Dons bench was 18-year-old English-born Ghanaian midfielder Brandon Thomas-Asante.
At the Bloomfield Road, Ghanaian attacker Darius Osei scored the consolation goal for Oldham Athletic when Blackpool defeated them 2-1.
Former Arsenal youth team player Abumere Ogogo was in full-time action for Shrewsbury Town in their 1-1 draw with Oxford United.
Attacker Tarique Fosu played 85 minutes for Charlton Athletic in their 2-0 away win at Rotherham United.
In the League Two, Nana Kyei warmed the Barnet bench in their 1-0 loss to Stevenage.
In the National League, former Chelsea youth team defender Nortei Nortey came off the Dover Athletic bench in the 78th minute to play in their 1-0 loss at Macclesfield Town.
Meanwhile in the Premier League Reserves League, Arsenal surrendered their leadership of the table after losing 2-1 against visiting Liverpool at the Meadow Park in Borehamwood. Ghanaian forward Edward Nketiah assisted the consolation goal for the young Gunners while young defender Jordi Osei-Tutu also played the entire 90 minutes of the game for Arsenal.
Youngsters Divine Naah and Denzil Boadu failed to make the Manchester City squad for their 2-2 draw with Leicester City U23 at the Etihad Stadium on Friday.
At the Electrical Services Stadium in Aldershot, Everton treated Chelsea to a 3-0 defeat with an awesome entertainment game. German-born Ghanaian Anton Donkor was introduced by Everton in the second-half by the Toffees but Welsh-born Ghanaian Ethan Ampadu played the entire game for Chelsea while Richard Nartey warmed the bench for the young Blues. But 16-year-old forward Hudson-Odoi was not part of the Chelsea squad for the game.
Ghana midfielder Ebenezer Ofori was unused by Stuttgart in their 1-0 win over Mainz 05.
Midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng played full throttle for Frankfurt who gave away a 1-0 away to win Wolfsburg.
Defender Daniel Opare sat on the Augsburg bench in their 2-2 draw with Borussia M’gladbach. Austrian-born Ghanaian Kevin Danso was downgraded to the Augsburg II as they humiliated Bayern Munich II 5-1.
At the RheinEnergieStadion Ghanaian midfielder Gideon Jung was introduced in the 62nd minute Hamburg SV who coasted to a 3-1 away win over FC Koln on Friday evening.
In the Bundesliga 2, Erich Berko was in action for Dynamo Dresden in their 3-2 loss at Bochum.
In the Liga 3, midfielder Christopher Antwi-Adjei played the entire game for Paderborn when they brushed aside Meppen 1-0.
German-born Ghanaian defender Marcel Appiah was in full time action for Osnabruck in their slender 1-0 win over Sportfreunde Lotte.
American-born Ghanaian Joe Gyau played the entire game for Sonnenhof when they drew 0-0 with Carl Zeiss Jena.
Fortuna Koln held Wehen Wiesbaden to a 1-1 draw and Ghanaian defender Bernard Kyere-Mensah played an influential role in the defence of Koln.
Okyere Kwasi Wriedt scored the consolation goal for Bayern Munich II in their 5-1 away loss at Augsburg II. Kevin Danso played the entire 90 minutes for Augsburg II.
19-year-old midfielder Moritz-Broni Kwarteng played 74 minutes for Hamburg SV II in their narrow 1-0 away win over Drochtersen.
Mike Owusu was brought on in stoppage-time by Hansa Rostock as they drew 1-1 with Preußen Münster.
Kentu-Malcom Badu watched from the Wolfsburg II bench as they mauled Eutiner SV 5-1.
Danish-born Ghanaian midfielder Nikolas Nartey played the opening 45 minutes for FC Koln II in their 2-1 home loss against Wegberg-Beeck.
Kwame Yeboah scored the consolation goal Borussia M’gladbach when they lost 2-1 against Dortmund.
Former Schalke 04 defender Leroy Kwadwo watched from the Fortuna Düsseldorf II bench in their 3-2 win over Verl.
In the U19 Leagues, Aaron Frimpong Manu played the entire game for Nurnberg U19 and was booked in the 87th minute as they beat Greuther Fürth U19.
18-year-old Richmond Tachie played 77 minutes for Wolfsburg U19 in their 5-0 away win over Dynamo Dresden U19.
17-year-old striker Noah Awuku scored on the 4th minute for Holstein Kiel U19 who lost 5-1 to RB Leipzig U19.
Youngster Gabriel Kyeremateng played 71 minutes for Dortmund U19 when they beat Rot-Weiß Oberhausen U19 4-1.
Maxwell Gyamfi came on in the second-half to play for Bochum U19 as they beat Borussia M’gladbach 4-0.
Dutch-born Ghanaian defender Derrick Luckassen was at the heart of defence for PSV Eindhoven as the giants recorded a 2-0 win over Roda JC.
Injured Johnathan Opoku Agyemang watched his VVV Venlo side from the stands as they lost against Ajax.
Black Stars winger Thomas Agyepong was brought on in the 69th minute NAC Breda who were held to a 2-2 draw by Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie.
In the second-tier league midfielder Shadrach Eghan was booked in the 41st minute and played 62 minutes for Go Ahead Eagles who drew 1-1 with NEC Nijmegen.
Former FC Utrecht youngster Rodney Antwi came off the bench in the second-half to play for Volendam in their 1-0 away loss at Oss.
Defender Leeroy Owusu played the full 90 minutes for Almere City in their 1-1 draw with Den Bosch.
In the third-tier league, Felicia Lovette Ofori came off the bench to play for Sparta Rotterdam II in their 1-0 home loss to Excelsior Maasslius.
Defender Carlos Opoku scored to inspire a 3-2 comeback win for Rijnsburgse Boys over Barendrecht.
Amsterdam-born Randy Ababio was in full-time action for Lisse in their away defeat at Barendrecht.
Schalke 04 loanee Bernard Tekpetey came off the Rheindorf Altach bench in the 65th minute to play in their 1-0 home win over Mattersburg.
Former AshantiGold defender Kadri Mohammed excelled in defence for Austria Wien as they posted a 4-1 win over Admira.
Former WAFA defender Kennedy Boateng was booked in the 37th minute and played the entire game for Ried who hammered Wattens 4-0 in the second-tier league.
Full-back Gideon Mensah played full throttle for Liefering when they drew 0-0 with Austria Lustenau on Friday. Attacker Samuel Tetteh missed the game with injury.
19-year-old Austrian-born Ghanaian midfielder Samuel Oppong scored one of the goals for Blau-Weiß Linz when they mauled Floridsdorfer AC.
Midfielder maestro Bennard Yao Kumordzi starred for 77 minutes for Kortrijk as they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Excel Mouscron.
Gent and Anderlecht shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw at the GHELAMCO-arena. Nana Kwasi Asare played for Gent while Dennis Appiah was also in action for the Royal Club but youngster Emmanuel Sowah warmed their bench.
Crocked William Owusu Acheampong still watched from the screens as his FC Antwerp side secured a 4-3 win at KV Oostende.
Former Inter Allies and Ghana youth defender Joseph Aidoo came off the bench in stoppage-time to play for Genk when they won 1-0 against KV Mechelen on Saturday evening.
In-form midfielder Nana Opoku Ampomah was in full time action for Waasland-Bereven who suffered their second straight loss after losing 1-0 against Sint-Truiden. Ghanaian midfielder Samuel Asamoah watched the entire action from the victors bench.
Eric Ocansey played the full 90 minutes for KAS Eupen when they suffered a 3-0 away loss at Lokeren. Former Ghana U17 goalkeeper Abdul Manaf lost his place in the Eupen matchday squad for the game.
Ghanaian midfielder Mase Nana Addo Welbeck sat on the OB Odense bench as they managed a 2-2 draw at SønderjyskE on Friday evening.
Horsens’ winless run stretched into 3 games after they suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Brondby. Danish-born Ghanaian Kevin Mensah warmed the bench for the winners while Joseph Mensah played for Horsens.
Both Godsway Donyoh and Ernest Asante scored for Nordsjaelland as they posted a shocking 3-0 win over giants FC Copenhagen. Collins Tanor was brought on in second-half for the winners as well as Danny Amankwaa by the losers.
Elsewhere Silkeborg sat on and succumbed to a 2-0 home defeat against Hobro. Ex-Ghana youth midfielder Moro Ibrahim played the entire 90 minutes for the losers while Norwegian-born and cousin of former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong- Yaw Amankwah came off the bench in the second-half to play for the victors.
France youth international Enock Kwateng who hails from Seikwa in the Brong Ahafo region warmed the Nantes bench in their 0-0 draw with Olympique Lyon.
Former RtD Academy graduate Emmanuel Ntim failed to make the Valenciennes squad for their 4-1 home win over Niort.
Ghana goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi was on the Sochaux bench in their heavy 5-1 home loss against Châteauroux.
Attacker Ebenezer Assifuah lasted 74 minutes for leaders Le Havre in their 1-0 loss at Nimes.
While Majeed Waris and Alhassan Wakaso were missing in action French-born Ghanaian striker Grejohn Kyei played for Stade de Reims when they lost 2-1 to Lorient.
In the third-tier league former Ghana youth midfielder Charles Boateng scored the consolation goal for Avranches in their 3-1 home loss against Red Star on Friday.
Torino destroyed Sassuolo 3-0 in a high-tempo game. Ghana’s Alfred Duncan and Claud Adjapong played for Sassuolo while Afriyie Acquah was introduced with 10 minutes left to play.
Maxwell Boadu Acosty lost his place in the Crotone squad for their 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona.
Bologna handed Benevento their second straight defeat in the Serie A after Ghana midfielder Godfred Donsah scored the only goal of the game in the 55th minute at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito. Ghanaian pair of Bright Gyamfi and Yussif Raman Chibsah were both on the bench for the losers.
Kwadwo Asamoah was left out of the Juventus squad as they defeated Genoa 4-2. But midfielder Isaac Cofie was on the bench for Genoa.
In the Serie B, defender Bright Addae was booked in the 29th minute and played the entire game for Ascoli in their 3-2 away loss at Cittadella.
Moses Odjer was introduced in the 77th by Salernitana who drew 0-0 at Venezia.
There was no Abdul Osman in the Partick Thistle team as they lost 4-3 against Aberdeen in the Premiership.
Former Watford and Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Prince Buaben Abankwah played the last 11 minutes of normal time for Heart of Midlothians in their 2-1 defeat at Motherwell.
Ghanaian youngster Emmanuel Boateng came off the bench in the second-half to play for Levante who fought from behind to draw 2-2 with Deportivo La Coruna.
Midfielder Wakaso Mubarak played for Deportivo Alaves who lost 2-0 against Barcelona on Saturday.
Inaki Williams assisted the only goal of the game for Athletic Club and lasted till the 80th minute as they beat Eibar 1-0.
Dickson Afoakwa and Evans Adomako both started the game for Gomel who slipped to a 1-0 loss against Slutsk in the top-flight on Saturday
Hamburg-born Ghanaian attacker Glenn Gabriel warmed the RoPS bench in their 4-2 win over Inter Turku.
Duo Baba Mensah and Reuben Aryana both played for Ilves in their 2-1 home win over HIFK.
Both Anthony Annan and Evan Mensah played for HJK Helsinki and helped them to a 1-0 win over KuPS.
Mark Asigba played the entire match for Lamia when they lost 1-0 at home against Olympiakos Piraeus.
Emmanuel Mensah was brought on in the second-half by Atromitos in their 2-2 draw at Panaitolikos.
Dender Rashid Abdul Obuobi played the entire game for Ventspils in their 2-1 home loss against Rigas FC.
Raymond Gyasi played until he was replaced on the 69th minute mark by Stabaek in their 3-1 loss to Lillestrom in the NM Cupen.
Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey helped Valerenga to defeat Rosenborg BK also in the game Cup game.
Ernest Ohemeng and Koffi Kaou were both named on the Moreirense bench in their 3-0 home defeat against Tondela.
Osei Barnes could not make the Paços de Ferreira team for their 0-0 home draw with Vitória Guimarães.
Midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu played the entire game for Bursaspor in their 2-1 away loss at Besiktas.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan came off the bench to play for Kayserisor in their 2-2 home draw with Osmanlıspor.
Defender John Boye warmed the bench for Sivasspor in their 3-0 away loss at Galatasaray on Friday.
Isaac Sackey suffered an injury in the 15th minute and was replaced by Alanyaspor in their 1-1 draw with Karabükspor.
Kamal Issah and Elvis Manu both started the game for Gençlerbirliği who lost 2-1 against Fenerbahçe.
Bernard Mensah came off the bench to play for Kasimpasa who lost 2-1 at Akhisar Belediyespor.
Black Stars-bound Joseph Attamah was booked in the 26th minute and he played the entire game for Istanbul as they beat Konyaspor 2-1.
Canada-born Ghanaian Kwame Awuah warmed the bench for Patrick Viera’s New York City FC when they drew 1-1 with New York City FC. Defender Gideon Baah missed the game with injury.
DC United pipped New England Revolution 1-0. Kofi Opare assisted the goal for the winners while Lloyd Sam came off the bench to play in the second-half. Also, in action for New England was Ghanaian midfielder Gershon Koffie.
Defender Joshua Yaro was sent off in the 52nd minute while in action for Philadelphia Union in their 2-2 draw with Atlanta United.
Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah scored the match-winner for Columbus Crew as they beat FC Dallas 2-1. Mensah started the game along with Mohammed Abu and the pair were later joined in the game by Harrison Afful and Lalas Abubakar.
Abu Danladi scored two first-half goals for Minnesota United when they won 2-1 against Chicago Fire. Attacker David Accam scored the consolation goal for the home side.
Bismark Nana Adjei-Boateng played the first 45 minutes for Colorado Rapids when they lost 4-1 against Real Salt Lake.
Dominic Oduro played the last 20 minutes for Montreal Impact as they lost 3-1 against Toronto FC.
Midfielder Aziz Tetteh played the entire match for 10-man Lech Poznan when they beat Arka Gdynia 3-0 on Sunday.
Sam Mensah played a key role in defence for Östersunds FK when they got all the maximum points from their trip to Norrköping, winning 2-0. Ghanaian pair of Patrick Kpozo and Frank Arhin were on the bench for the winners.
Nasiru Mohammed scored the opener for BK Hacken in their 3-1 win over Jönköpings Södra. Ghanaian defender Mohammed Abubakari also played the entire game for Hacken.
Kingsley Sarfo was introduced in the 11th minute by leaders Malmo FF in their 2-2 draw with IFK Göteborg.
In the Superettan, both Thomas Boakye and Saban Lawson played for Varbergs in their 2-1 win over Syrianska.
Still in the second-tier league, Enock Kwakwa and Richard Donkor played for Falkenbergs as they beat Brommapojkarna 5-1.
Defender Kasim Nuhu Adams scored a 90th minute goal to earn a point for Young Boys in their 2-2 draw with St Gallen. Swiss-born Ghanaian defender Gregory Kwesi Wüthrich returned from injury lay-off to warm the bench for Young Boys.
Raphael Dwamena was not part of the FC Zurich team that drew 1-1 with Luzern.
By El Akyereko
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