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Wakaso red carded and more on performance of Ghanaian players abroad

Ghanaian internationals, plying their trade abroad were once again in action this weekend with some playing in the European top five championships.

As usual, your most trusted sports hub Kickgh.com is at hand to update you on how they fared for their respective clubs over the weekend
Arsenal leapfrogged Manchester City from the summit of the Premier League with a resounding 0-3 victory last Sunday over Brentford. Thomas Partey returned from injury and played 78 minutes before he was subbed off for Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Stalwart defender Mohammed Salisu lasted the entire duration in Southampton’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

Daniel Amartey was an unused substitute for Leicester City in their 6-2 humiliating defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in London.

In the Spanish Laliga, both Inaki Williams and his younger brother Nico Williams- who just naturalized for Spain, were all on the scoresheet for Athletico Bilbao who came from behind to edge out Rayo Vallacano by 3-2. Abdul Mumin was introduced on the 80th minute to mark his debut for the losers.

Former Inter Allies defender, Joseph Aidoo enjoyed full time action but his side Celta Vigo lost 3-0 to Valencia at the Camp de Mestalla.

At the Visit Mallorca Estadi, Real Mallorca exhibited a stupendous display to humble high-flying Almeria by 1-0. Iddrisu Baba was introduced into the game on the 67th minute.

In the Segunda B, Black Meteors star Samuel Obeng Gyabaa was introduced in the last 15 minutes for Real Oviedo in their painful 0-1 home defeat to Ibiza.

Elsewhere in France, Black Stars newbie Alidu Seidu saw another full time action but wasn’t enough to prevent his side Clermont Foot from their embarrassing 1-3 home defeat to ES Troyes.

Kamaldeen Sulemana featured in the last 30 minutes for Stade Rennais in their hard fought 1-1 draw at Olympic Marseille last Sunday.

Abdul Samed Salis is enjoying himself at RC Lens having made another full time action in their pulsating goalless drawn game against FC Nantes away from home. Dennis Appiah also played all ninety minutes for the homesters.

Alexander Djiku featured for his side Strasbourg but wasn’t enough to save them from a 2-1 loss to Montpellier at the Stade de la Mosson.

Gideon Mensah’s AJ Auxerre worse continues after losing 1-3 at home to FC Lorient last Saturday.

In the Ligue 2, ex- Berekum Chelsea defender Nicholas Opoku played throughout for Amiens SC in their 3-0 victory over Niort in match-week 9.

In Italy, Alfred Duncan after missing out in the squad in their last game, returned this weekend to feature in the last 11 minutes for ACF Fiorentina in their 2-0 win over Hellas Verona in Firenze.

Young forward Felix Afena-Gyan warmed the bench in Cremonense’s 0-4 home loss to SS Lazio.

Emmanuel Gyasi played 87 minutes in Spezia Calcio’s 2-1 triumph over UC Sampdoria at the Stade Alberto Picco.

Daniel Kofi Kyereh played 78 minutes for Freiburg who held TSG Hoffenheim to a goalless draw at the PreZero Arena in the German Bundesliga.

In the league II, Kwasi Okyere Wriedt rose from the bench to provide an assist in his side Holstein Kiel’s embarrassing 4-2 defeat to Arminia Bielefeld

In the Dutch Eredivise, AZ Akmaar came from a goal down to humble champions Ajax by 2-1. Kudus Mohammed netted again to mark his sixth of the season but was subsequently replaced with Argentine international Lucas Ocampos on the 82nd minute.

Black Stars winger Osman Bukari’s top form continues after playing 61 minutes in their precious 1-0 triumph over Napredak in round 12 of the Serbian Super Liga.

In the same league, FK Cukaricki destroyed Vozdovac by a resounding 0-3 away from home- a game Samuel Owusu enjoyed 63 minutes of action.

FC Sheriff Tiraspol maintains top spot in the Moldovan topflight despite sharing spoils with FC Zimbru over the weekend. Ex- Kotoko star Mudasiru Salisu enjoyed 45 minutes of action whiles his compatriots Razak Abalora and Patrick Kpodo were all excluded from the match-day squad.

Mubarik Wakaso was shown a red card in his second game for KAS Eupen who lost 2-1 to Union ST Gilloise last Sunday in the Belgian topflight. Isaac Nuhu provided an assists in the 72 minutes he played. Abdul Manaf Nurudeen was an unused substitute.

KAA Gent lost painfully to bitterest rivals KRC Genk by a lone goal away from home. Elisha Owusu finally returned into the squad but warmed the bench whiles Joseph Paintsil missed out for the victors due to injury.

Standard Lierge thumped on champions Club Brugge by an emphatic 3-0 at home. Dennis Odoi enjoyed all minutes whiles Kamal Sowah lasted 70 minutes for the travellers.

Ex- Black Satellites attacker David Atanga was introduced in the last 30 minutes for KV Ooestende in their 2-2 draw with Cercle Brugge.

In the Scotland Premiership, Mathew Anim Cudjoe played only two minutes for Dundee United in their 2-1 loss to champions Rangers.

In the Nowergian Division One, former Black Galaxies captain Isaac Twum enjoyed full time action in Sogndal’s 2-0 home victory over Ranheim.

Jojo Wollacott’s heroics powered Charlton Athletic to hold Fleetwood Town to a 1-1 draw at Highbury in English topflight.

At the DW Stadium, Andy Yiadom captained Reading to a precious 0-1 win over Wigan Athletic. Baba Rahman also lasted the entire duration of the game.

Burnley at Turf Moore were 2-1 winners over Bristol City in a game Antoine Semenyo made only 45 minutes appearance.

Black Stars wingback Tariq Fosu played full time for Stoke City in their draw against Queens Park Rangers at the Loftus Road.

Ghana’s 2015 AFCON squad member Akwasi Appiah featured for Colchester United but unfortunately lost 1-0 to Grimsby in the English League 2.

Sporting CP surprisingly lost 2-1 to Boavista in the Portuguese Premiera Liga. Fatawu Issahaku wasn’t in the match-day squad.

Abdul Aziz Yakubu was on the scoresheet for Rio Ave in their 2-2 stalemate with Gil Vicente and went to enjoy full throttle. Black Stars forward Emmanuel Boateng played 56 minutes for the visitors.

Bernard Mensah was on target for Kayserispor in their emphatic 0-4 victory over Hatayspor in the Turkish Super Ligue.

Isaac Sackey was also yellow carded despite lasting the entire duration in his side Umraniyespor’s 1-2 home defeat to Kasimpasa.

In the Major League Soccer, Lalas Abubakar played full time in Colorado Rapids 4-1 away defeat at LA Galaxy.

Columbus Crew missed the service of their skipper Jonathan Mensah in their draw with Portland Timbers. Yaw Yeboah was brought on in the last six minutes.

Former Black Stars right back Harrison Afful played full time for Charlotte FC in their sweet 2-3 away win over Chicago Fire.

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