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23.03.2009 Football News

Paintsil leads players abroad

					Paintsil leads players abroad

PAINTSIL WAS SUPERB Black Stars defender John Paintsil was resolute at his right-back role in Fulham's win over leaders Manchester United at the Craven Cottage. Ghanasoccernet has more on how Ghanaian players fared abroad.

The 27-year-old made well-marked tackles and played out Cristiano Ronaldo on the flanks.

Michael Essien played 76 minutes as Chelsea's title hopes were dealt a huge blow by Harry Redknapp's Tottenham Hotspurs.

The enforcer looked set for another brilliant showing with a stunning drive that was well dealt with by Gomes in the Spurs goal but his threats were cut short by the brilliance and resillience of Wilson palacios and Lukas Modric.

Shot-stopper Richard Kingston sat on the substitute bench for Wigan who piped Hull City 1-0 at the JJB Stadium on Sunday.

In the Coca-Cola Championship, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie's poor streak of form continued. The former Arsenal winger sat on the bench the whole 90 minutes as a nine-man Cardiff City were hunbled 3-0 by Sheffield Utd.

It is now clear that Charlton Athletic will join the English League one following a scoreless stalemate with Preston North End.

Striker Chris Dickson subbed Danny Butterfield on the 76th minute whiles winger Lloyd Sam had earlier replaced Darren Ambrose.

In the League One Elvis Hammond got on the scoresheet for Cheltenham as they shared four goals with Huddersfield at away.

Elsewhere in the League Two, Albert Adomah registered his name on the  scoresheet for Barnet FC who emerged comprehensive winners over Lincoln City.

In Holland:
Striker Mathew Amoah played the second half for NAC Breda as they were silenced by giants Ajax Amsterdam at the FujiFilm Stadium.

Youngster Jeffery Sarpong was missing from the Ajax first team squad.

Francis Dickoh played in defence for FC Utrecht in their clash with Volendam over the weekend.

The game ended in a goalless draw.
Eric Addo did not see action over the weekend as he was placed on the Roda JC bench again in their 2-0 win over ADO Den Haag.

A nine-man Heracles Almelo were beaten 1-0 by Sparta Rotterdam. Former national under 23 central defender Emmanuel Boakye and team skipper Kwame Quansah both lasted the entire duration of the game for Heracles.

In the lower Division, former Vitesse Arnhem forward Fred Benson scored the opener for RKC Waalwijik in their 2-0 win over MVV Maastricht

In Germany
Hoffenheim have completely surrendered their Bundesliga lead after two draws in succession.

This weekend's draw was at home to Hannover 96. The Villagers drew 2-2 with Hannover at the

Isaac Vorsah played the full ninety minutes for the debutants.

Mid-table Koln recorded an impressive away victory over relegation threatened Energie Cuttbus.

Derek Owusu Boateng played 14 minutes for Koln.
Godfred Aduobe has had his form in tatters in recent weeks. The Ghanaian seem to have fallen out of the Karlsruhe first team completely.

Aduobe was absent as Bayern Munich piped Karlsruhe 1-0.

Left-full back Hans Adu-Sarpei watched Leverkusen draw with Frankfurt at home from the bench.

In the German Bundesliga III, former AshantiGold academy striker Eric Agyemang got the opener from a classic finish on the 7th minute Aue who drew with Unterhaching.

In France:
Auxerre enjoyed two straight wins after beating Olympique Lyonnais last weekend,

they smoothly edged past Le Mans 2-0.
Black Stars invitee Moussa Narry made a return from suspension for Auxerre.

The midfielder had an excellent game with his ball distribution trademark.

Andre Ayew sat on the bench as Lorient finished their late Sunday evening kick-off in style. Lorient 3-1 St.Etienne.

Stade Rennes picked only a point from their game with Valenciennes. Striker Asamoah Gyan was left out of the Rennes squad.

In Italy:
Sulley Muntari saw full-time action for Inter Milan as they thrashed Reggina 3-0 at the San Siro.

Kwadwo Asamoah was also a full-timer as Udinese lost 2-0 at Genoa.

In the Israeli Premier League, Former Hearts of Oak striker Abdul Samad Okocha stroke double as Bnei Sachnin narrowly defeated Ashdod 3-2.

Wakasu Mubarak never got the chance to play in Elche's two all drawn game with Hercules.

Under 20 striker Ransford Osei played 39 minutes for leaders Maccabi Haifa as they split points with Maccabi Petah Tikva.

On the African continent, Eric Bekoe helped Petrojet to a smooth 2-0 triumph over Ittihad Al Shortah.

Sadat Bukari was on target in Etoile Sahel's 3-0 win over Stade Tunisien in the Tunisian League.

Nana Kwasi Asare played 90 minutes of KV Mechelen's 1-0 away defeat to KSV Roeselare.

Whiles in far away Russia Haminu Dramani made a debut for his new club Kuban Krasnodar when they won 1-0 over the weekend over Spartak Moscow.

Lukman Imoro snatched the equalizer for AEP Paphos in their one-all draw at Alki.

In the Swiss League, Joetex Frimpong scored in Lucerne 4-2 over Bellinzona.

Ayereko Frimpong-Manson

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