European football expert, Reuben Obodai brings you a comprehensive update on how Ghanaian players performed in abroad this weekend.
Frank Acheampong celebrated his return to Black Stars with another goal in China – Ghanaians will be hoping he can replicate his scintillating form for the Black Stars in the upcoming double header friendlies.
However, the sad news coming from that region indicate that striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom is set to pull out of Ghana’s upcoming friendly double-header after picking up an injury in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League. The Jiangsu Suning hitman twisted his ankle after a heavy tackle on him.
Joel Fameyeh delivered when it mattered most for Brest as he registered his name on the score sheet to end BATE Borisov dominance in the cup. The former Asokwa Deportivo marksman joins the title-winning Ghanaian players abroad.
Lastly, Kevin Prince Boateng exhibited one of his best games for Frankfurt as they shocked Bayern Munich to lift the German Cup. It was the Eagles first cup in 30 years and the Ghanaian will go down in history as the player who provided the assist for the opening goal.
Reuben Obodai gives you a lowdown on how the players fared in abroad…
Hiram Boateng registered his name on the score sheet to help Exeter City defeat Lincoln City 3-1 in the second leg semifinal of the League Two playoffs.
Thomas Partey warmed the bench for Atletico Madrid in their 2-2 stalemate with Espanyol at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Emmanuel Boateng could not repeat his last week’s exploits for UD Levante after he missed their 4-2 defeat at Celta Vigo through suspension.
Mubarak Wakaso, whose future with Deportivo Alaves is up in the air, enjoyed full throttle in their 1-0 defeat at Sevilla.
Sulley Muntari was an unused substitute for Deportivo La Coruna in their 2-1 defeat at Valencia.
In the Segunda Division, Yaw Yeboah warmed the bench for Real Oviedo in their 2-1 win over Sevilla B.
Kwadwo Asamoah warmed the bench for Juventus in his final match for the club in their 2-0 victory over Hellas Verona.
Isaac Cofie was relegated to the bench for Genoa in their 2-1 loss to Torino. Afriyie Acquah made a cameo appearance for the victors.
Godfred Donsah warmed the bench for Bologna in their 1-0 loss at Udinese.
Bright Gyamfi warmed the bench for Benevento Calcio in their 1-0 defeat at Chievo Verona.
Alfred Duncan played full throttle for Sassuolo in their 1-0 loss to AS Roma.
Isaac Donkor was a stalwart in defence for AC Cesena in their 1-0 win over Cremonese.
Bright Addae picked a booking but played 90 minutes for Ascoli in their goalless stalemate with Brescia.
Moses Odjer and Patrick Asmah were left out of Salernitana squad that lost 2-0 at home to Palermo.
Yusif Rahman Chibsah played full minutes of action for Frosinone in their 2-2 draw with Foggia. Emmanuel Besea warmed the bench for Frosinone.
Enock Kwarteng was left out of Nantes match day squad that finished the season with a 1-0 win over Strasbourg.
Kevin-Prince Boateng lasted full minutes for Eintracht Frankfurt as they shocked Bayern Munich 3-1 to win their first DFB Pokal title in 30 years.
Majeed Ashimeru scored for AC Wolfsberger in their 3-1 win at LASK Linz. Samuel Tetteh played full throttle for the losers.
Gideon Mensah was not included in Red Bull Salzburg squad despite their injury woes for their game against SV Mattersburg. The Bulls won the match 1-0.
David Atanga scored for St Polten in their 2-0 win over Austria Vienna. Kadiri Mohammed returned from the fringes to play 90 minutes for the losers.
Samuel Oppong lasted full action for BW Linz in their 2-0 loss against Austria Lustenau.
Felix Adjei missed Neustadt 1-1 draw at Wattens through injury.
Kingsley Boateng warmed the bench for Reid as their hopes of picking the final promotion to the top flight league was dented following a 1-0 home defeat to Hartberg.
Joel Fameyeh scored for Dinamo Brest in their 3-2 win over BATE Borisov in their Belarusian Cup final.
Kamal Sowah was deployed as a right back for OH Leuven as they battered 5-0 at Royal Mouscron.
Nana Opoku Ampomah netted a consolation goal for Waasland Beveren in their 3-1 against Kortrijk. Bernard Kumordzi missed the game for the victors through injury.
Samuel Asamoah played full throttle for Sint Truiden in their 1-1 draw with Sporting Lokeren.
William Owusu Acheampong lasted full action for Royal Antwerp in their 3-1 loss at Oostende.
Nana Akwesi Asare captained KAA Gent to a 1-0 win at Club Brugge.
Joseph Aidoo was in in his usual element for KRC Genk as they defeated Anderlecht 2-1. Francis Amuzu was introduced in the second half for the losers while Emmanuel Adjei Sowah warmed the bench. Dennis Appiah and Dauda Mohammed however missed the game for Anderlecht through injuries.
Eric Ocansey played 90 minutes for KAS Eupen in their 3-1 loss at Beerschot Wilrijk. Goalkeeper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen missed the game for the losers due to his commitment with the Black Satellites. Collins Tanor also missed the match for Wilrijk through injury.
Carlos Ohene lasted 67 minutes for Beroe in their 1-0 defeat at CSKA Sofia.
Ahmed Said scored a consolation goal for Hadjuk Split in their 3-1 loss at Rijeka. Maxwell Acosty lasted 73 minutes for the victors.
Obeng Reagan lasted 45 minutes for Inter Zaperic in their 3-1 loss at champions Dinamo Zagreb.
Former WAFA hitman Prince Owusu Ampem scored a brace for Sibenik in their 3-2 win over Novigrad.
Frank Acheampong scored his ninth league goal for Tianjin Teda in their 2-1 loss at home to Shandong Luneng.
Richmond Boakye Yiadom picked a booking but played full minutes of action for Jiangsu Suning in their 2-0 defeat at Shanghai SIPG.
Ibrahim Moro picked played full period for Silkeborg in their 1-1 draw at Helsingor in the Superliga relegation semifinal.
Kelvin Mensah warmed the bench for Brondby in their 2-2 stalemate at AC Horsens.
Ernest Asante and Godsway Donyoh lasted full throttle for FC Nordsjaelland in their goalless draw at Aalborg.
Anthony Annan and Evans Mensah enjoyed full period of action for HJK Helsinki in their 1-0 win at TPS.
Reuben Ayarna played 90 minutes as captain of SJK in their 1-0 defeat against Inter Turku.
Joseph Paintsil played remarkably well for Ferencvarosi in their 1-1 draw with Honved.
Eli Keke missed Olafsvik 1-0 defeat at Magni through suspension.
Patrick Twumasi lasted full throttle for Astana FC in their 3-1 win over Aktobe.
Gideon Baah was again missing in Kairat Almaty squad that won 2-0 against Shakhtar Karagandy.
David Mawutor lasted 90 minutes for Zhetysu Taldykorgan in their 2-0 loss at Akzhayik.
Kamal Abdul Basit, Arago Jamal and Abdul Bashiru all featured for FK Prishtina in their goalless draw with Drita.
Leroy Owusu played 90 minutes for Almere City in their 2-1 loss against De Graafschap in the second leg of the Eredivisie relegation final.
Rabiu Mohammed played full minutes for Kwara United in their 3-1 win over MFM FC.
Seidu Mutawakilu was in post for Enugu Rangers in their 1-0 loss at Lobi Stars. Goalkeeper Nana Osei Bonsu warmed the bench for the losers.
Eric Asamoah Frimpong lasted 90 minutes for Niger Tornadoes in their 2-1 win at Ifeanyi Ubah.
Lumor Agbenyenu was an unused substitute for Sporting Lisbon as they were beaten 2-1 by Aves in the Portugal Taca final.
Reagy Ofosu played 54 minutes for Spartak Trnava in their 2-0 defeat against Trencin.
Hans Nunoo Sarpei missed Senica FK 5-2 defeat at NK Nitra through injury. He has returned to parent club VfL Stuttgart for treatment.
Sadam Sulley warmed the bench for Michalovce in their 2-1 loss at Presov.
Ibrahim Arafat Mensah played 87 minutes for NK Aluminij in their 2-0 at Triglav. Derick Mensah was left out of the victors match day squad.
Mitch Apau and Issah Abass enjoyed full 90 minutes of action for Olimpija Ljubljana in their 3-2 win at Maribor. Ljubljana inched closer to claiming the league title with the victory.
Kassim Nuhu played 90 minutes for champions Young Boys in their 2-1 win at Grasshoppers.
Raphael Dwamena lasted 58 minutes for FC Zurich in their 1-1 draw at Lugano.
Kwadwo Duah was left out of Winterthur squad that recorded a 2-0 win over Aarau.
Richard Ofori conceded a late first half goal as Maritzburg United lost 1-0 to Free State Stars in the Nedbank final. Anas Mohammed was an unused substitute for the victors.
Samuel Mensah returned from a long injury layoff to play 90 minutes for Ostersunds FK in their 3-2 win over Sundsvall. What a way to celebrate his birthday…well done ‘Mensiro’. There was no Patrick Kpozo and Frank Arhin on the victors bench.
Enock Adu Kofi was at his usual best for AIK Stockholm in their 1-0 win at Hammarby. Gershon Koffie was left out of the losers squad.
Nasiru Mohammed lasted 76 minutes for BK Hacken in their 2-0 loss at Malmo FF.
In the Superattan League, Enock Kwakwa returned from suspension to play 82 minutes for Falkenbergs in their goalless draw with Norrby.
Thomas Boakye was the orchestra in the middle of the park for Halmstad in their 3-1 win at Vernamo.
Sadat Karim lasted full minutes for Landskroma BOIS in their 2-1 defeat at IK Frej.
Francis Kyeremeh lasted full throttle for Radnik FK in their 3-1 victory over Mladost.
Former Vision FC midfielder Samuel Owusu lasted 55 minutes Cukaricki in their 6-1 loss to Vojvodina.
Elvis Manu was replaced by Kamal Issah in the 63rd minute for relegated Genclerbirligi in their 1-0 win over Bursaspor. Emmanuel Agyemang Badu missed the game for the Green Crocodile through injury.
John Boye played 90 minutes for Sivasspor in their 5-1 loss at Besiktas.
Joseph Attamah warmed the bench again for Istanbul Basaksehir in their 3-2 win over Kasimpasa. Basaksehir finished the season in 3rd place. Bernard Mensah missed the match for the losers through injury.
Asamoah Gyan was once again left out of Kayserispor squad in their 3-2 loss at Yeni Malatyaspor.
Black Stars returnee Isaac Sackey warmed the bench for Alanyaspor in their 3-2 win over Antalyaspor.
Ebenezer Ofori played 90 minutes for New York City FC as they walloped Colorado Rapids 4-0. Bismark Adjei Boateng also lasted full throttle for the losers.
Lalas Abubakar netted a late goal for Columbus Crew in their 1-0 win at New England Revolution. Jonathan Mensah and Harrison Afful lasted full period of action for the victors but Abu Mohammed was left out of their squad.
Charles Sapong lasted 64 minutes for Philadelphia Union in their 4-1 win over Real Salt Lake. David Accam made a cameo appearance for the victors.
Kofi Opare warmed the bench for DC United in their 3-1 victory at San Jose Earthquakes. Chris Odoi Atsem missed the game for DC through injury.
Johan Kappelhof played full minutes of action for Chicago Fire in their 3-2 home defeat to Houston Dynamo.
Abu Danladi made a cameo appearance for Minnesota United in their 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas.
In the USL, Captain Emmanuel Appiah picked a booking but lasted 90 minutes for LA Galaxy 2 as they were hammered 6-2 at Portland Timbers 2. Geoffrey Acheampong made a cameo appearance for the losers.
Solomon Asante played full action for Phoenix Rising in their 3-1 home defeat to Sacramento Republic. Gladson Awako was taken off in the 54th minute for the losers.