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21.09.2020 Football News

Weekend In Review: Best 11 Ghana Players Abroad; Kudus Takes Eredivisie By Storm

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus with his MoTM award after impressing in the team's 3-0 win against Heracles
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Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus with his MoTM award after impressing in the team's 3-0 win against Heracles

From Mohammed Kudus dazzling on his official debut in the Dutch Eredivisie in Ajax colours to Jordan Ayew missing a penalty for Crystal Palace against Manchester United, we take a look at the top 11 Ghana players abroad for the weekend.

From Friday, September 18 to Sunday, September 20, 2020, a lot of Ghanaian players have featured for their various clubs.

With the help of partners SofaScore, Modernghana Sports comes through with the best eleven for the weekend in review.

Goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi is selected in post following his high-flying display for his FC St. Gallen outfit in the team’s narrow 1-0 win against Sion in the Swiss top-flight league.

After earning a rating of 7.2, the Black Stars shot-stopper gets to command a back four made up of Jeffrey Schlupp, Lalas Abubakar, Jonathan Mensah, as well as Harrison Afful.

Schlupp enjoyed a good game on Saturday when he provided an assist for Crystal Palace in the team’s sensational 3-1 win against Manchester United.

For Jonathan Mensah and Harrison Afful, the pair were key men at the back for Columbus Crew on Saturday night, helping the team to keep a clean sheet en route to defeating Nashville SC 2-0 in the MLS.

In midfield, Ajax newbie Mohammed Kudus takes the spotlight for his eye-catching, breath-taking, and exciting first outing for Ajax in the Eredivisie during the team’s emphatic 3-0 win against Heracles Almelo.

The ‘Man of the Match’ winner is joined by Emmanuel Lomotey and Hans Nunoo Sarpei who both excelled with high-ratings after featuring for Amiens SC and Greuther Fürth respectively.

Balıkesirspor striker Mahatma Otoo leads the attack for the top 11 Ghanaian players abroad this weekend with support from FC Anyang forward Boadu Maxwell Acosty and FC Pau attacker Ebenezer Assifuah from the flanks.

Though neither of the 3 attackers scored for their teams, their contributions were noted as they merited high-ratings from SofaScore.

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On Saturday, Andre Ayew played 90 minutes in Swansea City’s goalless draw against Birmingham in the English Championship, while Jordan Ayew saw his penalty saved by David de Gea during Crystal Palace’s 3-1 win against Manchester United.

In the opening weekend of the Swiss Challenge League, forward Asumah Abubakar-Ankrah bagged a brace for SC Kriens as they defeated Xamax FC 3-1.

Meanwhile, the likes of Mohammed Nasiru, Emmanuel Toku, Isaac Atanga, John Yeboah, and Prince Ampem were all on the scoresheet for their various clubs over the weekend.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo


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