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06.10.2008 Football News

Ghanaian players excel abroad

It was an all-action weekend for Ghanaian players in Europe with atriker Matthew Amoah excelling with two goals among other sterling performances. Ghanasoccernet files a comprehensive wrap-up of the performance of the players.

 

England

Franco Zola suffered his first premiership defeat over the weekend as boss of the hammers and it was Mustapha Riga's Bolton Wanderers which halted the winning waves of the buoyant West Ham United .

 

The former Levante winger was a bench warmer in that exciting encounter at the Upton Park . West Ham 1-3 Bolton.

 

Newly promoted West Bromwich Albion piped Fulham 1-0 at their favourate Hawthorns Stadium.

 

Black Stars right full-back John Paintsil left the field of play with just four minutes remaining.

 

Black Stars shot stopper Richard Kingson was not part of the Wigan side that lost at home to Middlesbrough at the JJB Stadium .

 

Jeremie Aliediere's last minute strike provided the match winner for Boro the impressive Wigan side.

 

In the Coca-Cola Championship, Birmingham City helped themselves to the top of the league table after beating 'Cash Dons' Queens Park Rangers at the St. Andrews .

 

Speedster Quincy Owusu-Abeyie who lost out of the Black Stars squad to face Lesotho played 76 minutes before giving way to James McFadden .

 

On the other side giant forward Patrick Agyemang played the entire duration of the game.

 

Elsewhere at the Valley, Alan Pardew 's Charlton Athletics edged Ipswich Town 2-1 to push themselves to 13th place on the league table.

 

Winger Lloyd Sam was an unused substitute in the game.

 

Ghanaian-Jamaican born Chris Dickson did not make the team sheet.

 

GERMANY

Karlsruhe were in jubilant mood on Saturday afternoon winning 1-2 at Almenia Bielefeld. Godfred Aduobe was introduced on the 79th minutes for Karlsruhe.

 

1899 Hoffenheim who have put an impressive campaign to the Bundesliga title continued their upbeat to bulge visiting Entrachk Frankfurt 2-1.

 

Isaac Vorsah came on in the 76th minute to play a midfield role Hoffenheim. Former Spur boss Martin Jol has proved all critics wrong pushing Hamburger SV into their limelight.

 

Sunday's late evening kick off saw the dinosaurs climbed to the top of the Bundesliga table.

 

Ghana born German youth Jerome Boateng replaced Marcell Jansen with 50 minutes on the clock.

 

In the Bundesliga II, striker Charles Takyi starred in midfield for Greuther Furth as they thrushed VfL Osnabruck 4-2.

 

The former Bayern Munich youth team player played 90 minutes for the side who are vying for ticket to the German elite division.

               

ITALY

 

Sulley Muntari returned from suspension for Inter Milan helping them to defeat Bologna 2-1.

 

This time around, the former Liberty professionals player kept a clean a clean sheet on disciplinary records.

 

Ahmed Ampimah Barusso consistently absented himself from the Siena first team squad and the story was no different over the weekend as Siena remarkably stunned AS Roma 1-0.

FRANCE

Olympique Lyonnais felt the absence of steward defender John Mensah losing away to Stad Rennes by a humiliating 3-0.

 

John Mensah did not travel with the team to Route de la Lorient. Lorient continued to sink down to the bottom of the league table losing at home to Bordeuax.

 

National under 20 skipper Andrew 'Dede' Ayew's effort were not enough as the struggling campaigners lost 2-1 at home.

 

Toulouse 1-0 Auxerre, Moussa Narry played 90 minutes.

HOLLAND

Mathew Amoah has scored more league goals than any other player in an European league after hitting a brace over the weekend.

 

His 19th and 67th minute strikes killed the game for NAC Breda as they swept Volendam at their backyard, Volendam 2-4 NAC Breda.

 

Eric Addo was an absentee for PSV Eindhoven who won 3-0 De Graafschep. The player had not had a starting place since the beginning of the season.

 

Heerenveen  whitewashed Ajax Amsterdam 5-2 to redeem themselves of last week?s defeat.

 

Youngster Jeffery Sarpong for the first in his professional career played 90 minutes in a league match for Ajax.

 

Defender Francis Dickoh scored the second goal F.C Utrecht and defended solidly throughout the game.

 

SCOTLAND

 

Laryea Kingston cancelled Kilmarnock's early for Hearts on the 34th minute but visitors stroke late in the game to bag away all three points.

 

Kingston as well as boss Csaba were left disappointed after that shocker. Dundee United again terrorized Inverness 2-1 and former Ajax midfield crack Prince Buaben was an unused substitute.

 

OTHERS

 

In the Danish league, Mark Adu Amofah's Sonderjylland beat Randers F.C 1-0.

 

While Mark Adu Amofah was absent, defender Issah Ahmed lasted the entire duration of the game.

 

Elsewhere, F.C Midtjylland enjoyed a 1-0 victory over F.C Nordsjaelland and youngster Kolja Afriyie solidly manned the Midtjylland defence.

 

In the Portuguese Superliga, Academica Coimbra played a one all game with Nacional. Former Asante Kotoko midfield ace William Tiero did 90 minutes of action for Academica. 

 

Source: Akyereko-Frimpong Manson  

 

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