European football specialist, Herbert Boakye Yiadom, brings to you first installment on how Ghanaian players performed in abroad on Friday and Saturday in their respective clubs across Europe and the world.
Most African players across the world will be hoping to make it into the squads for the various qualified teams for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Egypt in June.
I start off with, Boakye-Yiadom who scored his 13th goal of the season for Crvena Zvezda in over the weekend. The 26-year old is gunning for a place in Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah’s squad ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Bernard Tekpetey scored his 11th goal of the season over the weekend as he helped his side defeat Duisberg by 4-0. Tekpetey hopes to catch the lenses of the technical team of the Black Stars as the AFCON 2019 approaches.
Ghana forward, Kevin Prince Boateng, played his first full game for Barcelona in their goalless draw with Huesca in the La Liga on Saturday
Herbert Boakye Yiadom gives you a lowdown on how the players fared in abroad…
In the Premier League, Christian Astu was introduced into the game in the 77th minute of the second half as Newcastle United pip Leicester City. Daniel Amartey missed the game for Leicester due to injury
In the Championship, Andy Yiadom played the full throttle for Reading in their 2-1 win over Brentford
Albert Adomah played the entire duration for Aston Villa in their 2-1 win over Bristol City.
In League One, Tarique Fosu was not included in Charlton Athletic match day squad against Luton
Joe Dodoo missed Blackpool’s game against Peterborough which they lost by a lone goal
In League Two, Immanuelson Duku saw 64 minutes of action FC Halifax as they drew with Bromley
Ofori-Twumasi Nana and Odametey Harold played the entire duration for Maidenhead as they lost to Salford
Hiram Boateng scored for Exeter City in their 2-0 win over Port Vale
Koby Arthur and Enock Andoh both missed Macclesfield Town game against Forest Green
In the National League, Bernard Mensah played 90 minutes for Aldershot as they drew against Bromley
Kwame Thomas was left out of Solihull Moors game against Havant
Kevin-Prince Boateng made his full debut for the first time for Barcelona against Huesca which ended in a draw.
Thomas Partey missed Atletico Madrid’s game against Celta Vigo over the weekend.
Mubarak Wakaso and Patrick Twumasi were both introduced into the game for Alaves as they lost 2-1 to Espanyol.
In the Segunda Division, Isaac Cofie played the full throttle for Gijon in their 1-0 win over Granada
In the Seire A, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu was unused substitute in the game for Udinese against As Roma. Nicholas Opoku was not included in the match day squad.
In Serie B, Moses Odjer saw 14 minutes of action for Salernitana in their 4-2 win over Cittadella
Besea Emmanuel saw 15 minutes of action for Venezia in their 1-0 win over Foggia
In the Ligue 1, Baba Rahman played the full throttle for Reims against Monaco
Majeed Waris featured for Nantes in their 2-1 win over Lyon.
In the Ligue 2, John Boye played the full throttle for FC Metz in their 2-1 win over Chateauroux
Ebenezer Assifuah came off the bench in injury time as Le Havre defeated Sochaux by 3-1. Lawrence Ati-Zigi was unused substitute for the losers and Elisha Owusu saw 85 minutes of action.
In the Bundesliga II, Bernard Tekpetey scored his 11th goal of the season for Paderbon in their 4-0 win over Duisburg. His goal was assisted by Antwi-Adjei Christopher
Erich Berko got the consolation for SG Dynamo Dresden as they lost to Sandhausen
In the Budesliga III, Kelvin Weidlich played the entire duration for Energie Cottbus against Kaiserslautern
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh scored a brace for SV Wehen in their 3-0 win over Fortuna Koln. Kyere-Mensah Bernard saw 64 minutes of action for the losers.
Agyemang Diawusie was introduced into the game for SV Wehen in the 78th minute.
Myron Boadu was not included in AZ Alkmaar match day squad against Den Haag
Jonathan Opoku played the full throttle for VVV Venlo as they drew against Sittard.
In the Eerste Divisie, Rodney Antwi was unused substitute for FC Voledem as they lost to Jong PSV.
Asumah Abubakar was introduced into the game in the 67th minute for Maastricht against Dordrecht.
Kevin Luckassen saw 7 minutes of action for Almere City in their 3-1 win over Den Bosch
Bernard Kumordzi saw 45 minutes of action for KV Kortrijk as they lost to St Gillose.
Nana Ampomah missed Waasland-Beveren game against Cercle Brugge KSV
Samuel Asamoah played full the throttle for Sint Truiden in their 1-0 win over Oostende
Eric Ocansey played the entire duration for Eupen as they lost to Beerschot Wilrijk. Nurudeen Abdul warmed the bench for the losers.
Nana Asare lasted the entire duration for Gent as they lost at home to Antwerp. Daniel Opareplayed the entire duration for Antwerp. William Owusu missed the game.
In the Proximux League, Divine Naah and Ernest Agyiri both warmed the bench for Tubize against Lommel SK
Ohene Carlos played the entire duration for Beroe as they lost to CSKA Sofia by 2-0. Edwin Gyasiwas not included in the match day squad.
Samuel Inkoom played the entire duration for Dunav Ruse in their 5-3 win over Slavia Sofia
Maxwell Acosty scored for Rijeka as they thrashed Zapresic by 7-0.
Nasiru Moro was not included in NK Gorica match day squad.
Regan Owusu featured for Istra 1961 in their 4-0 defeat by Dinamo Zagreb
Benjamin Asamoah played the entire duration for Doxa as they drew 2-2 against Paralimni
Emmanuel Antwi came off the bench for Pribram in the 76th minute as they lost 2-0 against Slovacko
Reagy Ofosu came off the bench in the 61st minute for Haladas in their 1-0 win over MTK Budapest
Clifford Aboagye was not included in the match day squad for Atlas against Necaxa
In the Segunda Liga, Kwame Nsor scored for Academico Viseu in their 5-2 win over Guimaraes B. Yakubu Abdul-Aziz also scored for Viseu
Isaac Donkor played the entire duration for U Craiova 1948 CS as they lost to Viitorul Constanta
Samuel Owusu played the entire duration for Cukaricki as they lost to Partizan by 3-0
Boakye Yiadom gabbed a brace for Crvena Zvezda in their 3-0 win over Radnicki Nis. Rashid Sumaila was left out of the matchday squad.
Patrick Asmah scored for Senica as his side won 4-1 over Nitra. Fellow compatriot Edmund Addomissed the game for Senica.
Osman Bukari and Mohammed Lamine both featured for Z.Moravce in their 1-0 win over Trencin.
Sadat Sulley came off the bench to feature for Michalovce as they lost to Ruzomberok. Mitch Apaumissed the game due to injury.
Caleb Ekuban saw 90 minutes of action for Trabzonspor in their 1-0 win over Bursaspor on Friday.
Lumor Agbenyenu played the full throttle for Gotzepe against Akhisar Rizespor.
Joseph Attamah played the entire duration for Basaksehir as they lost 2-1 to Besiktas
In the Super Lig II, Kamal Issah saw 12 minutes of action for Eskisehirspor in their 3-1 win over Elazigspor
Latif Blessing played the full throttle for Los Angeles FC in their 2-0 win over Cincinnati
David Accam warmed the bench as Philadelphia Union lost 2-0 against Los Angeles Galaxy.