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15.02.2010 Football News

Gh players up the ante abroad

By ghanasoccernet.com
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Former Black Stars midfielder saw red after scoring in the Portuguese league and Quincy Owusu-Abeyie brightened his international career. Ghanasoccernet brings you more on players abroad.

In England:
 
Crisis-hit Portsmouth defeated South Coast rivals Southampton 1-4 to book a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

 
On-loan striker  Quincy Owusu-Abeyie  gave Pompey the platform to raid goal attack at their opponent with a calculated curly sublime effort on the 66th minute just moments after coming on from the bench.

 
The former Arsenal man was also the architect of two of Portsmouth's goals playing through Ivorian Aruna Dindane and Jamie O'Hara for the second and fourth goals respectively.

 
Speedster  Mustapha Riga  was allowed a place on Bolton Wanderers bench as they failed to capitalize on home advantage to qualify for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, drawing one-all with Tottenham Hotspur.

 
Patrick Agyemang  could not help Bristol City survive the test at Sheffield United as they were beaten 2-0 at the Bramall lane.

 
The QPR loanee was replaced on the 67th minute.
 
Carlisle white-washed injury-prone MK Dons at the 5-0 Brunton Park.

 
Joe Anyinsah  scored from his first touch on the ball after coming on to replace Scott Dobie on the 72nd minute.

 
Still in League One, defender  Kelvin Amankwah  was a tower at the back for Swindon Town who secured a point away to Hudderfield after settling for a two-all draw.

 
Striker  Albert Adomah  leveled the scoring for underperforming Barnet who drew at home with visiting Cheltenham Town which also featured Ghanaian international  Elvis Hammond .

 
Scotland:
 
Dundee United piled the pressure on Hibernian for the third place with vital a away win over relegation threatened St. Mirren.

 
Former Ajax teenager  Prince Abankwah Buaben  commanded in midfield for the Terrors and showed flashes of brilliance during the course of the game.

 
Hearts, without injured midfielder  Laryea Kingston,  scrapped all three points after a 3-2 win over Falkirk.

 
Italy:
 
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu  and  Kwadwo Asamoah  were both in the Udinese first team whose trip to the San Siro became fruitless as they were beaten 3-2 by AC Milan.

 
Asamoah lasted the entire during for the Zebrette while diminutive combative midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu warmed the bench for the visitors in a game that was watched by Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

 
Black Stars captain  Stephen Appia h was on the bench as Bologna shocked relegation threatened Livorno by a lone goal.

 
In the Serie B, AS Roma loanee  Ahmed Ampimah Barusso  helped Torino to defeat Abinoleffe 1-0 at away.

 
Germany:
 
TSG Hoffenheim lost 2-1 at VFL Bochum.  Isaac Vorsa h was part of the leaking Hoffenheim midfield and striker Prince Tagoe came on as a sub for Vedad Ibisevic.

 
Left-back  Hans Adu-Sarpei  gained selection into the first team of league leaders Bayer Leverkusen who managed a 2-1 win over champions Wolfsburg.

 
In the Bundesliga II, St. Pauli picked a point at home to move to the summit of the league and further boost their chances of making it to the German top flight football.

 
Charles Taky i came on as a substitute  on the 59th minute for Rouwen Henning. Defender Davidson-Drobo Ampem is nursing a long term injury.

 
In other games,  Mohammed Lartey  played 65 minutes for Ahlen who were defeated at home by Armenia Bielefeld.

 
Karlsruhe's shaky run of form continued over the weekend with a 0-2 home loss to Energie Cottbus.

 
Godfred Aduobe was assigned a central midfield role but he failed to execute his to help Karlsruhe avoid defeat.

 
Holland:
 
Jeffery Sarpong shone for NEC Nijmegen which beat Mathew Amoah's NAC Breda 4-2 win.  

 
The 21-year-old had a hand in all four goals and was voted man of the match.

 
Mathew Amoah  was involved in 90 minutes action for the visitors.

 
Eric Addo  was allowed a place on the bench for Roda JC who were beaten 2-0 at away by AZ Alkmaar.

 
PSV Eindhoven piped Heracles Almelo 1-0 at the Polman Stadion to consolidate their lead of the Eredivisie.

 
Kwame Quansah  skippered Heracles in that thrilling encounter.

 
Nana Kwasi Asare continued to impress for FC Utrecht at left-back in their goalless draw with giants Feyenoord Rotterdam.

 
Francis Dickoh  was an unused sub for Utrecht.
 
Anthony Obodai watched from the bench for Waalwijk who are at the foot of the table with just 12 points from 23 games.

 
France:
 
Youngster  Jordan Ayew  could not make it into the Marseille first team squad that punished AS Monaco 1-2 in their own backyard.

 
Striker  Asamoah Gyan  was in full swing for Stade Rennes who lost their second game in a row; losing 1-0 at Auxerre.

 
In the Ligue II,  Charles Boateng  helped Dijon moved away from the relegation zone with a 3-4 away victory over Bastia.

 
Boateng played an integral role in the game for Dijon.

 
Andre Ayew's  Arles Avignon has picked only two points from their last five games after losing 3-1 away to Angers.

 
The Black Stars winger lasted the entire duration for the visitors who tasted their third defeat in five games.

 
Others:
 
Midfielder  Derek Owusu-Boateng  missed out of Getafe's home game with Almeria which ended in a 2-2 draw due to suspension.

 
Black Stars right-back  Samuel Inkoom  was in fine shape for FC Basel who thrashed Neuchatel Xamax 1-3.

 
Inkoom's incisive crosses benefited the second placed team who are keeping the chase on leaders Young Boys Bern.

 
Kwabena Asamoa-Frimpong  was absent in Lucerne's 1-2 loss is former club Young Boys Bern due to suspension.

 
In Australia,  Lloyd Owusu  played only three minutes for Adelaide United in their 1-2 away win over Newcastle Jets to improve their survival chances.

 
In the Portuguese Liga,  David Nii Addy  sat on the bench for FC Porto who were held to a goalless drawn game by Leixoes.

 
William Tiero  scored from to spot to secure a 1-1 draw for Academica Coimbra with Olhanense but was sent off on the 67th minute after a dangerous play.  

 
In the Israeli Premier League,  Ibrahim Abdul Razak  and  Abdul Samadu Ockocha  both played for Hapoel Akko who drew goalless with Hapoel Petah Tikva, which featured  Abraham Basit.

 
Bernard Yao Kumordz i was instrumental in Panionios's stalemate with 10-man Iraklis at the Panionios Stadium.

 
Yusif Alhassan Chibsah  was involved in a warm up friendly with fellow Swedish league side Djurgarden.

 
Chibsah's club Gefle IK lost by 2-3.
 
Eric Bekoe  was on target for Petrojet in their 2-2 draw with Miembeni of Zanzibar.

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