Most Ghanaian players excelled abroad but some were outstanding and Ghana Sports Online’s El Akyereko has picked his best 11 from over 200 players who played abroad over the weekend.
Check out who the best players who excelled in for their clubs abroad.
Goalkeeper – Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Valerenga)
This was a monumental test for the 30-year-old Ghanaian and he passed it excellently by keeping a clean sheet against a Sarpsborg 08 side that had scored in each of their last four fixtures. He greatly organised his backline to contain the strike-force of the UEFA Europa League campaigners. The 2014 FIFA World Cup Ghana keeper has colonised the No. 1 spot at Valerenga as he has kept all 28 league games so far.
Defenders – Mitch Apau (Slovan Bratislava), Kasim Nuhu (TSG 1869 Hoffenheim), Isaac Donkor (Universitatea Craiova), Enock Kwateng (Nantes)
Mitch Apau: The Dutch-born Ghanaian defender Mitch Apau excelled in defence for Slovan Bratislava when they mauled Michalovce 6-0. He solidly defended at the laterals and provided an extra bite in attack with important crosses.
Kasim Nuhu: What a way to return. The central defender was superb at the heart of defence and kept his team-mates focused on securing a sweet victory 4-1 at Bayer Leverkusen. His return and performance is quite a good news for Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah.
Isaac Donkor: The 23-year-old is proving his worth in the Romanian top-flight as he is displaying his defensive abilities for Craiova. Donkor, a product of Inter Milan, anchored the backline with great diligence and tightened every loose space, ceasing every possible chance to the opposition.
Enock Kwateng: Hard-tackling, pacey and visionary for Nantes who destroyed Guingamp 5-0 in French Ligue 1. The 21-year-old offered a myriad of opportunities for the Yellow and Greens with his defensive abilities and offensive contribution. Kwateng hails from Seikwa in the Brong Ahafo region and despite representing France at youth level he could consider a move from Ghana.
Midfielders: Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Sassuolo), Alhassan Wakaso (Guimaraes), Samuel Asamoah (St Truiden)
Joseph Alfred Duncan: In him Sassuolo have all they need in a diamond-gilded midfielder. The 25-year-old’s return to the middle and the 63 minutes he lasted was enough to help the Green and Blacks to end their four game winless run. His vision and distribution is what Sassuolo had been missing during his time on the sidelines.
Kevin-Prince Boateng: Many have called for his return to the Ghana national team based on his form in the Serie A and Sunday’s game at Chievo was yet another highlight. In the 70 minutes he lasted he commanded the midfield and used his vast experience to direct the game in his side’s favour.
Samuel Asamoah: The little man was at his meandering best for Truiden as they staged a brave come-back to beat Zulte-Waregem with Ghanaian Elton Acolatse scoring the winner off the bench. The pocket-size midfielder roamed the field and covered acres of spaces in search building of opportunities for his side and it yielded fruits as they won.
Forwards: Benjamin Tetteh (Sparta Prague), Elton Acolatse (St Truiden)
Benjamin Tetteh: The lanky striker knows just how to put the ball at the back of the net and he has done it EIGHT times this season the Czech Republic top-flight. He scored a fine finish for his side to draw 2-2 with Slavia Prague. One of the best Ghanaian strikers abroad this season.
Elton Acolatse: Acolatse is a 23-year-old forward born in the Netherlands to Ghanaian immigrants. He developed through the ranks at Ajax Amsterdam. Truiden needed the win badly against a seemingly well organised Waregem side and it took the Ghanaian who climbed off the bench to score the winner and he had just 20 minutes to do what he did to win the game for his side.
By El Akyereko
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