Ghanaian players enjoyed yet another impressive weekend with some names standing out with dazzling performances.
Caleb Ekuban and Kingsley Schindler both scored impressive goals for their clubs in Turkey and Germany respectively.
Ghana Sports Online’s El Akyereko picks the Top 11 performers from the weekend.
Goalkeeper – Richard Ofori – (Maritzburg United – South Africa)
The Ghana No.1 manned the post for Maritzburg United as he helped them to draw 0-0 at Orlando Pirates. Ofori, 25, made crucial saves to help The Team of Choice to snatch a point at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg with 5000 fans watching.
Defenders – Isaac Donkor (U Craiova 1948 CS- Romania), Nana Kwasi Asare (Gent – Belgium), Kasim Nuhu (TSG Hoffenheim – Germany), Abraham Frimpong (Ferencvaros – Hungary)
Isaac Donkor – The former Inter Milan defender Isaac Donkor was booked on the 64th minute mark and he played 90 minutes for U Craiova 1948 CS in their 1-0 win over Calarasi. Impressive on the lateral defence.
Nana Kwasi Asare – Ghanaian defender Nana Kwasi Asare skippered Gent to rally from behind to draw 2-2 at Lokeren in the Jupiler League on Friday evening. Gent went down and had to fight back to win and it took the Berekum-born to lead the charge from defence.
Kasim Nuhu – Hoffenheim and Schalke 04 engaged in a pulsating 1-1 drawn game on Friday. The Black Stars defender was given playing time after missing midweek action due to suspension. He was a pillar in defence for the hosts.
Abraham Frimpong – Ferencvaros posted a convincing 3-0 win over Paks at their own home grounds on Saturday. Ghanaian defender Abraham Akwasi Frimpong played in central defence for Ferencvaros. The ex-Red Star Belgrade man commanded the backline with great stead.
Midfielders – Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid – Spain), Samuel Asamoah (St Truiden – Belgium), Kingsley Schindler (Holstein Kiel – Germany) Iddrisu Baba Mohammed (Real Mallorca – Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan – Italy)
Thomas Partey – Thomas Partey was booked in the 72nd minute as he played 90 minutes for Atletico Madrid in their 1-1 draw at Girona on Sunday. The Black Stars midfielder anchored the midfield for Diego Simeone’s men with a combination of intelligence and hard work.
Samuel Asamoah – The little man was in superior form once more for St Truiden who consigned Antwerp to a 3-1 defeat. He was assigned a free role in the middle and acted as a midfield fan belt.
Kingsley Schindler – German-born Ghanaian Kingsley Schindler scored his 5th goal in his 4th game running for Holstien Kiel as they beat Duisburg 4-0. He assisted the second goal of the game. One of the players who deserve a look in by Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah.
Iddrisu Baba Mohammed – Real Mallorca needed a midfield of his dedication to win over the weekend. He starred in the middle for the former La Liga campaigners as they won 2-0 against visiting Reus.
Kwadwo Asamoah – Kwadwo Asamoah was booked for holding in the 46th minute and he played 90 minutes for Inter Milan who drew 2-2 at AS Roma on Sunday. Ghana would surely need him for future games.
Forward – Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor – Turkey)
Trabzonspor staged a strong second-half performance to beat Kayserispor 2-0. And, Ghanaian attacker Caleb Ekuban climbed off the bench to score the opening goal for the winners. The former Chievo Verona youngster was strong and powerful in attack as he caused problems for the opposition defence.
By El Akyereko
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