Winger Ishmael Yartey flourished for KPV Kokkola in Finland as he netted his second goal of the campaign Rodney Antwi netted a brace along with John Antwi in the CAF Confederation Cup while Ragner Ache dominated the headlines with a superlative finish in the Netherlands.
Joel Fameyeh came off the bench to score a brace and rescue a point for Orenburg in Russia.
There were goals for Latif Blessing, Kwesi Appiah, Winfred Amoah, Frank Acheampong, Alex Addai, Anas Mohammed, Thomas Boakye, John Yeboah, David Atanga, Kudus Mohammed, Christopher Antwi-Adjei, Benjamin Tetteh, Daniel Kofi Kyereh and Daniel Kyerewaa.
Ghana Players Abroad maven El Akyereko has a comprehensive report on how Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend.
Premier League returnees Norwich City started their campaign with a heavy 4-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield. Norwegian international of Ghanaian descent Alexander Tettey missed out of the Norwich squad with calf injury.
Daniel Amartey wasn’t in the Leicester City squad when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Wolves.
Winger Christian Atsu was absent from the Newcastle United squad in their 1-0 home loss to Arsenal.
Injured Callum Hudson-Odoi watched Chelsea’s 4-0 battering by Manchester United at the Old Trafford from the screens.
Crystal Palace and Everton shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw on Saturday. Striker Jordan Ayew started the game for Palace but was replaced on the 65th minute. Jeffrey Schlupp missed the game with injury.
In the Championship, Nottingham Forest held Leeds United to a 1-1 draw. Ghanaian winger Albert Adomah started for Forest but Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah was left out of Leeds squad for the game.
English-born Antoine Semenyo warmed the bench for Bristol City when they held Birmingham City to a 1-1 draw.
At the Craven Cottage, Ghanaian Denis Odoi played in lateral defence for Fulham in their 2-0 win over Blackburn.
German-born Collin Quaner came off the bench to play for Huddersfield in their 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers.
In the League One, striker Kwesi Appiah scored the opener for AFC Wimbledon who threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Fleetwood. English-born Ghanaian Michael Folivi was introduced in the last 5 minutes by the losers.
Former Reading attacker Tarique Fosu played for Oxford United in their 1-0 win over Peterborough.
Midfielder Hiram Boateng played in offensive midfield for MK Dons when they beat Shrewsbury 1-0.
Chelsea loanee Richard Nartey warmed the bench for Burton in their 2-1 away win over Gillingham.
Meanwhile in the League Two, defender Alex Addai came off the bench to score for Cheltenham Town in their 4-1 win over Scunthorpe.
Macclesfield hammered Leyton Orient 3-0 and former Stoke City Ghanaian striker James Alabi came off the bench to play for the losers.
In the National League, Ghanaian Kevin Lokko was in action for Dover Rovers in their 2-0 win over 10-man Wrexham.
Midfielder Godfrey Poku starred in midfield for Woking in their 1-0 win over Harrogate on Saturday.
Justin Shaibu was introduced in the second-half by Boreham Wood when they drew 2-2 with 10-man Chesterfield.
Ex-Crystal Palace youth team midfielder Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong played for Aldershot in their 2-1 away loss to Solihull Moors.
Immanuelson Duku warmed the bench for Torquay in their 3-3 draw at Bromley.
In the Premier League 2, West Ham United U23 defeated Fulham U23 3-0. Ghanaian goalkeeper Joseph Tetteh Anang manned the post for the Hammers while striker Sean Adarkwah came off the bench to play for the winners while Jerome Opoku and Zico Asare playing for the Cottagers.
Still in the Premier League 2, Dutch-born Jeremie Frimpong was in action for Manchester City U23 when they lost 4-3 to Southampton U23.
In the U18 Premier League, 16-year-old Ghanaian right-back Jarell Quansah played 89 minutes for Liverpool U18 in their heavy 7-1 drubbing of Blackburn Rovers U18.
Newcastle United U18 and Middlesbrough U18 shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw. Ghanaian Harold Essien lasted the entire period of the game for Boro.
Fast-rising midfielder Jed Abbey played full time for Wolves U18 when they battered Stoke City U18 3-0.
Defender Kwaku Oduroh warmed the Manchester City U18 bench in their heavy 4-0 win over West Brom U18.
Enoch Asante was introduced by Tottenham Hotspur U18 on the 69th minute mark when Fulham U18 dismantled them 4-0 at the Motspur Park. Finland-born Ghanaian Terry Ablade warmed the bench for Fulham.
Keenan Appiah-Forson played for West Ham United U18 in their 2-1 win over Swansea City U18.
Lynford Sackey was brought on in the second-half by Reading U18 as they lost 3-2 to Brighton U18. Attacker Jerusan Rak-Sakyi didn’t make the Brighton squad for the game.
Leicester City U18 and Norwich City U18 played out a 1-1 drawn game and Ghanaian Dennis Gyamfi played for the young Foxes.
Aston Villa U18 claimed a 3-2 away win over Southampton U18. Former Chelsea youth team player Paul Appiah played for Villa and helped them to the win.
Dutch-born attacker Myron Boadu assisted both goals for Al Alkmaar in their 2-0 away win over RKC Waalwijk.
Attacker Issah Abass played upfront for FC Utrecht in their 3-1 home win over PEC Zwolle.
PSV Eindhoven posted a 3-1 win over ADO Den Haag. Son of former Ghana striker Prince Polley – Robin Polley played in lateral defence for the losers.
21-year-old German-born Ghanaian attacker Ragnar Ache scored on the 61st minute for Sparta Rotterdam in their 4-1 home win over VVV Venlo. He was replaced after 80 minutes while Dutch-born attacker Johnathan Opoku Agyemang lasted 73 minutes for the losers.
In the second-tier league, Dutch-born Ghanaian defender Leeroy Owusu played for De Graafschap in their 2-0 home win over Cambuur.
Samuel Tetteh came off the bench in the last 11 minutes for LASK Linz when they defeated Admira 1-0. Ghanaian Seth Paintsil also came off the bench to play for the losers.
Neither Majeed Ashimeru and Gideon Mensah was in the RB Salzburg team that thrashed AC Wolfsberger 5-2.
Francis Adjei played in midfield for Tirol in their 1-1 draw with St. Polten.
In the second-tier league, FC Juniors propelled themselves to a 1-0 win over Kapfenberg. Former Ghana U20 skipper Issahaku Konda played full throttle for the winners while Paul Mensah and Samuel Oppong both started for the losers.
Both defender Kennedy Boateng and Reuen Acquah played for Ried in their 4-1 hammering of Amstetten.
In the reserves league, 19-year-old Ghanaian youngster Winfred Amoah scored the second goal for Sturm Graz Amateur side in their 4-1 away win over Vocklamarkt.
Joseph Paintsil started the game for Genk in their 2-0 home loss to Waregem.
Ghanaian duo of Jeremy Doku and Francis Amuzu both started for Anderlecht in their 0-0 drawn game with KV Mechelen in the Jupiler League on Friday.
Midfielder Samuel Asamoah flourished in midfielder St Truiden when they claimed a 2-1 win over St. Liege.
Elsewhere at the Jan Breydel Stadion, Ghanaian midfielder Eric Ocansey helped Kortrijk to fight back to beat Cercle Brugge 3-1 in a match played on Saturday.
Injured Daniel Opare monitored Antwerp’s 2-1 away loss to Sporting Charleroi from his home due to injury.
Jonah Osabutey started upfront for Mouscron who beat Gent 2-1. There was action for trio Elisha Owusu, Nana Asare and Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.
Young forward Eric Asomani came off the bench to play for Waasland-Beveren. Former Ghana U20 goalkeeper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen warmed the bench for KAS Eupen in a game that ended 1-1.
Meanwhile in the second-tier league, Ghanaian youngster Kamal Sowah came off the bench in the 83rd minute to play for OH Leuven in their 1-0 away loss to Westerlo.
Still in the second-tier league, French-born Ghanaian defender Jerry Prempeh was in action for Virton in their 1-0 loss to St. Gilloise.
Former Berekum Chelsea midfielder Dennis Tetteh was unused by Slavia Mozyr in their 1-1 drawn game with Zhodino. However former Ghana U20 attacker Francis Narh played for Slavia.
20-year-old midfielder Saliw Babawo was a bench warmer for Dinamo Brest in their 1-0 away win over Dnyapro.
Ghana forward Emmanuel Boateng was not in the Dalian Yifang FC when they drew 2-2 with Jiangsu Suning.
Winger Frank Acheampong scored for Tianjin Teda in their 2-1 win over Wuhan Zall on Saturday.
Former Ghana U17 winger Ishmael Yartey scored the opener for KPV Kokkola in their 3-2 away loss to HIFK. Midfielder Isaac Telly Shaze was left out of the losers’ squad for the game.
Evans Mensah scored the 4th goal for HJK who trounced Lahti 4-0 on Saturday.
Samba Sillah was in action for VPS in their 2-1 loss to Rovaniemi.
Defender Baba Mensah starred for Ilves in their 1-0 away win over Mariehamn.
Midfielder Anthony Annan came off the bench to play for Inter Turku in their 2-0 away loss to KuPS.
Gideon Baah was in action for Honka who drew 0-0 with SJK. Former Liberty Professionals player Jude Arthur played for SJK.
Both Derrick Mensah and Brite Andoh both featured for AC Kajaani who lost 2-1 to visiting Jaro.
Ghanaian defender Enock Kwateng warmed the bench for Bordeaux in their 3-1 away loss to Angers.
John Boye was dropped to the Metz bench for their 1-1 draw with Strasbourg.
Former Right to Dream Academy graduate Emmanuel Ntim replaced Bong on the 30th minute mark in their 2-1 away win over Le Mans.
Ghana goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi manned the posts for Sochaux in their 1-0 win over Auxerre on Friday.
Ebenezer Assifuah warmed the bench of Le Havre in their 2-1 away win over Troyes.
Ghanaian midfielder Alex Yamoah came off the bench to play for Zeta in their 0-0 draw with Sutjeska in the Prva Crnogorska Liga.
Ghana U23 midfielder Isaac Twum played for IK Start in their 0-0 draw with Sandefjord.
Former Liberty Professionals defender Emmanuel Hackman warmed the bench for Portimonense in their 0-0 stalemate with Belenenses.
Former Bechem United player Yaw Ackah warmed the bench for Boavista in their 2-1 win over Aves.
Eslewhere at the Estádio de São Miguel Lawrence Ofori warmed the bench for Famalicao in their 2-0 away win over Santa Clara.
In the second-tier division, George Ofosu warmed the bench for Varzim when they drew 0-0 with ten-man Oliveirense.
Osei Barnes was in action for Academica de Coimbra in their 3-2 win over Leixoes.
Richmond Boakye Yiadom lasted 62 minutes for Red Star Belgrade in their 2-0 win over Mladost. Attacker Suraka Zakaria came off the bench to play the last 28 minutes for the losers.
Samuel Owusu played 51 minutes for Cukaricki in their 1-0 loss to Backa Topola.
Goalkeeper Richard Ofori was in post for Maritzburg United in their 1-1 drawn game with Highlands.
Anas Mohammed left it late to score the only goal of the game for Polokwane when they won 1-0 against Amazulu. Ghanaian midfielder Samuel Darpoh came off the bench to play for the losers.
Enoch Adu Kofi played for AIK Solna in their 4-2 away win over AFC Eskilstuna.
Attacker Kwame Kizito lost his place in the BK Hacken squad for their 1-1 draw with Malmo FF.
Midfielder Mohammed Abubakari was in action for Helsingborg IF in their 2-1 loss to Hammarby.
Former Inter Allies midfielder Abdul Hudu played for Frej in their 2-2 draw with Varbergs.
Samuel Mensiro played in midfield for Ostersunds in their 1-1 draw at Sundsvall.
In the second-tier league, Ghanaian Abass Mohammed scored for Norrby in their 1-1 draw with Degerfors.
Thomas Boakye scored and was sent off while in action for Halmstad BK who won 2-0 against Dalkurd. Former Hearts of Oak attacker Sadat Karim came off the bench to play for the winners while Frank Arhin also played for the losers.
In the third-tier league, youngster Enoch Adu was in action for Nykopings who lost 2-1 to Carlstad.
Dominic Oduro came off the bench to score and rescue a point for Charlotte Independence in their 3-3 draw with Loudoun. Ghanaian Elvis Amoh came off the bench to play for the host.
Gideon Waja played in lateral defence for Toronto FC II in their 3-1 loss to Greenville on Friday.
CAF INTERCLUB COMPETITIONS
Ghanaian trio Godfred Asante, Mandela Ocansey and Sebe Baffour all started the game for Horoya in their 1-1 drawn game with Stade Malien in the CAF Champions League.
Meanwhile in the CAF Confederation Cup, John Antwi scored a brace for Pyramids in their 4-1 win over Etoile du Congo on Saturday.
Levski Sofia were slammed 3-1 at home by visiting Beroe. Ghanaian attacker Nasiru Mohammed was unused but former Ghana U20 midfielder Carlos Ohene played for Beroe.
Meanwhile at the Stadion Hristo Botev Dutch-born Ghanaian striker Rodney Antwi scored two late goals to power Tsarsko Selo to a 2-0 away win over Botev Plovdiv.
Both Ryan Telfer and Simon Adjei played for York 9 in their 2-0 home loss to Valour in the Premier League on Saturday.
In other games, 26-year-old Edem Mortorsti and Randy Edwini-Bonsu both played for Edmunton in their 3-1 home win over Pacific FC.
Obeng Regan came off the bench to play the last 28 minutes for Istra 1961 when Lokomotiv Zagreb hammered them 4-1.
Ghanaian defender Emmanuel Antwi played in lateral defence for Pribram and helped them to a 2-0 win over Ceske Budejovice in the top-flight league.
Striker Benjamin Tetteh scored one of the consolation goals for Sparta Prague in their 4-3 away loss to Mlada Boleslav.
Kudus Mohammed scored for Nordsjaelland in their 2-2 drawn game with Silkeborg. Trio Clinton Antwi, Isaac Atanga and Sadiq Ibrahim all played for the hosts but Abdul Mumin was unused.
American-Ghanaian Emmanuel Sabbi was booked and played 90 minutes for Hobro in their 2-0 home loss to 10-man Brondby. Dannish-born Kevin Mensah also lasted the entire period for the winners.
Aalborg dismissed Esbjerg 4-0 and former Ghanaian youth international Emmanuel Oti missed out of the losers squad due to injury.
Neither Christoffer Boateng nor Solomon Sarfo Taylor played for Vendsyssel FF in their 3-0 home loss to Vejle in the 1st Division.
David Atanga got on target for Holstien Kiel in their 6-0 hammering of Salmrohr.
At the Fritz Walter Stadion Sweden international of Ghanaian descent Robin Quaison featured for Mainz O5 in their 2-0 loss to Kaiserslautern in the Pokal Cup.
Daniel Kofi Kyereh scored for Wehen who lost 4-3 to FC Koln.
Ex-Hamburg SV youth team defender Patric Pfeiffer warmed the bench for Darmstadt in their 6-1 win over Oberneuland.
Christopher Antwi-Adjei scored for Paderborn in their 4-3 win over Rodinghausen.
Ghanaian midfielder Manfred Osei Kwadwo played for Magdeburg when Freiburg beat them 1-0.
There were goals for Kevin Ofori and Nana Ampomah as Fortuna Dusseldorf beat Villingen 3-1. Bernard Tekpetey also featured for the winners.
Both Maxwell Gyamfi and Osei-Tutu Jordi were unused by Bochum in their 3-2 win over Baunatal.
Leroy Kwadwo played for Wurzburger Kickers in their 4-3 loss to Hoffenheim.
Marvin Osei was in action for Delmenhorst who were beaten 6-1 by Werder Bremen.
In the Regionalliga, Ghanaian midfielder Evans Nyarko played for Eintracht Norderstedt in their 4-2 loss to St Pauli II.
Marcus Coffie was in action for Holstien Kiel II when they won 5-2 against Werder Bremen II.
Gabriel Boakye came off the bench on the 61st minute mark to play for FC Cologne II when they lost 2-1 to Rot-Weiss Essen.
John Yeboah Zamora scored the opener for Wolfsburg II in their 3-3 draw with Hamburg II.
Youngster Philip Aboagye was brought on in the 83rd minute by SG Wattenscheid 09 who drew 1-1 with Fortuna Koln.
Schalke II were held to a 1-1 draw by SV Lippstadt 08. Randy Manu Gyamerah was introduced on the 72nd minute.
In the U19 Bundesliga, son of former Ghana youth international Sebastian Ebo Barnes – Joselpho Barnes, came off the bench to play for Schalke O4 U19 in their 2-1 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Hertha Berlin U19 drew 2-2 with Niendorfer TSV. Ghanaian pair of Nkansah Apau and Amoah Mensah both played for TSV.
Daniel Kyerewaa scored for Dusseldorf U19 in their 4-0 battering of Bochum U19.
Ghanaian midfielder Joachim Adukor was in action for DVTK as they lost 2-1 to Ujpest in the top-flight league.
Ghanaian duo of Michael Ofosu-Appiah and Prince Agyemang played for Valmiera when Spartaks defeated them 3-0.
Young Obotu played the entire duration of the game for BFC Daugavpils when they beat FK Liepaja 2-1.
Clifford Aboagye played 85 minutes for Queretaro in their 2-1 win over Pachuca in the Mexican top-flight league.
Joel Fameyeh climbed off the bench to stage a great heroic as he scored TWO goals to help Orenburg to draw 2-2 with Tambov in the Premier League.
Ghanaian defender Benson Anang was unused Zilina when they claimed a 3-2 win over Ruzomberok.
Both Sadam Sulley and Edmund Addo both played for Senica who got beaten 3-0 by Michalovce.
Dutch-born Ghanaian defender Mitch Apau starred for Slovan Bratislava who posted a 4-0 win over Z. Moravce.
Osman Bukari was substituted on the 94th minute by Trencin when they defeated Dun. Streda 2-1 on Saturday.
Young Boys Bern did use Swiss-Ghanaian Gregory Kwesi Wuthrich when they defeated St Gallen 3-2.
Former Ghana U17 defender Najeeb Yakubu didn’t make the Vorskla Poltava squad for their 2-1 win over Lviv.
Kadri Mohammed was relegated to the Dinamo Kiev bench for their 2-1 loss against Shakhtar Donetsk.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Joseph Claud-Gyau debuted for FC Cincinnati who held Columbus Crew to a 2-2 drawn game. Ghanaian Gyasi Zardes scored from the spot for Crew. Trio Jonathan Mensah, Harrison Afful and David Accam all played for Crew.
Latif Blessing scored for Los Angeles FC in their 4-2 win over New York Red Bulls.
Midfielder Ebenezer Ofori was in action for New York City FC in their 2-1 loss to Atlanta United.
Emma Boateng warmed the bench for DC United in their 2-1 loss to LA Galaxy.
Canadian passport holder Richie Laryea played for Toronto FC when they split points with Orlando City FC.
Edwin Gyasi watched FC Dallas’ 5-3 win over Minnesota United from the bench. Abu Danladi was brought on in the second-half by United.
Midfielder Charles Sapong and Johan Kappelhof played for Chicago Fire for their 3-2 win over Montreal Impact.
Lalas Abubakar played in central defence for Colorado Rapids when they beat San Jose Earthquakes 2-1. Kofi Opare warmed the bench for Rapids.
In the Championship, Birmingham won 1-0 against Tampa Bay and Ghanaian Anderson Asiedu assisted the only goal of the game for Edward Opoku with Prosper Kasim playing for the winners. Former Dreams FC midfielder Razak Cromwell came off the bench to play for them while Kwadwo Poku featured for the losers.
Goalkeeper Rashid Nuhu warmed the bench for RB New York II when they battered Hartford Athletic 5-1.
Kwasi Donsu was used in the second-half by Colorado Spring in their 3-3 draw with Rio Grande. Ibrahim Yaro was unused.
Solomon Asante scored his 16th goal in 20 games for Phoenix Rising as they beat El Paso 2-1.
Both Francis Atuahene and Emmanuel Twumasi were in action for Austin Bold when they lost 3-1 to LA Galaxy II. Sunyani-born former Ghana U20 defender Geoffrey Acheampong played for the winners.
Former Inter Allies setpiece specialist Kwamina Ropapa Mensah was in action for Nashville in their 0-0 stalemate with Bethlehem Steel.
In the League One, Wahab Ackwei and Charles Boateng were in the Richmond Kickers squad for their 1-0 win over Forward Madison.
Forward Nicholas Amponsah was in action for Chattanooga when they won 2-1 against Tormenta.
18-year-old former WAFA striker Richard Danso played for North Texas in their 1-1 draw with Tucson.
Kwadwo Asamoah came off the bench in the second-half to play for Inter Milan in their 2-1 win over Valencia on Saturday.
Thomas Partey was introduced in the second-half by Atletico de Madrid in their 2-1 win over Juventus.
By El Akyereko
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