Ghanaian stars were in supreme form after the international break with 21 players scoring 28 goals in league games across Europe.
Black Stars duo of Emmanuel Boateng and Abdul Majeed Waris both climbed off the bench to score for their clubs in Spain and France respectively.
And, Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey continued to impress in post in Norway.
Ghana Sports’s El Akyereko runs the rule on which Ghanaian Players deserve to be in the TOP 11 from the weekend.
Goalkeeper – Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Valerenga)
Though he certainly looks banished by Ghana eternally but the experienced glovesman is still milking it in Norway. The 30-year-old was at organisational best as he helped Valerenga to a crucial 2-1 home win over Ranheim in the Eliteserien. Kwarasey proved he is the master of the terrain in the league after spells at Stromsgodset and Rosenborg BK spanning over six seasons. Great in between the sticks with crucial saves to deny Øyvind Storflor and Andreas Helmersen who constantly posed threats to the hosts defence after the break.
Defenders – Derrick Luckassen (Hertha Berlin), Abraham Frimpong (Ferencváros), Benson Anang (Zilina)
Derrick Luckassen – The Amsterdam-born was at the heart of defence for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga. The 23-year-old lanky central-cum-lateral defender played an influential part for Hertha despite the defence shipping three goals against visiting TSG Hoffenheim who also possess some decent firepower. Luckassen, born to Ghanaian parents in the Netherlands, is being courted by Ghana after playing for the European powerhouse at different youth levels. He joined Hertha from PSV Eindhoven.
Abraham Frimpong – The ex-Red Star Belgrade man gets the nod to start in my three-man defence following his impressive form for Ferencváros in the Hungarian top-flight. Frimpong, 25, was starting just his third game of the season and he made it all count. He was powerful and strong as he expressed a lot of aerial dominance, scoring a 20th minute opening goal against Várda SE at the Groupama Aréna in Budapest.
Benson Anang – Pint-size, ferocious and visionary. This 18-year-old lad breaks into my team of the week following a weekend that saw him provide a lot of options in both defence and attack for Zilina in the Slovakian Super Liga. He started and lasted the entire period of the game for the The Shoshons in their 1-1 draw with Sered.
Midfielders: Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan), Bennard Kumordzi (Kortrijk) Samuel Asamoah (St Truiden), Obeng Regan (Istra)
Kwadwo Asamoah – Top performer in Inter Milan’s 3-0 triumph over visiting Frosinone at the Giuseppe Meazza. Put his loyalty issues with Ghana aside and you see a fantastic player who is enjoying football again in the Serie A. The soft-spoken utility player was a jewel in the middle for Lucian Spaletti’s Nerazurris. Great show!
Bennard Kumordzi – In Kumordzi Kortrijk have gotten what they’ve been missing in their midfield over the period he was suspended. The ex-Genk man anchored the midfield with great diligence and experience. Kortrijk needed to beat KV Oostende and the former Panionios man provided the steel they needed to command and gag any opposition freedom in the midfield.
Samuel Asamoah – St Truiden took Anderlecht to the cleaners, whipping them 4-2 in a highly entertaining fixture in the Belgian First Division. And, at the thick of affairs was the Ghanaian talisman. The pocket-size midfielder was all-conquering, active and hovered around the middle destroying opposition snares and offering creativity in his stead. Fantastic guy.
Obeng Regan – Istra had gone on a three-game losing streak and needed the results at Gorica to lighten up their rather dull campaign and it was the 24-year-old Ghanaian who cemented their win by scoring a 93rd minute goal to help them to claim that precious away win. He has scored 3 goals in 10 games this season in the Croatian top-flight.
Strikers – Emmanuel Boateng (Levante), Majeed Waris (Nantes), Elvis Manu (Akhisar Genclik Spor)
Emmanuel Boateng – The Black Stars striker climbed off the bench to rescue a vital away point for Levante as they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Huesca. Levante had started with Real Madrid loanee Borja Mayoral but it took the Ghanaian to become their hero of the game. He right footed a shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner to level things up.
Majeed Waris – First league goal of the season for the powerful striker. Nantes were losing 1-0 to visiting Angers at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau and it was the Black Stars attacker who climbed off the bench to snatch a point from the jaws of defeat for the Yellow and Greens.
Elvis Manu – The 25-year-old raced his side into an 8th minute lead as they surrendered their lead to lose to Bursaspor in a 6-goal thriller. Despite failing to find the back of the net again, the former Brighton and Hove Albion man was a constant threat for the visitors defence.
By El Akyereko
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