Ghanaian Players Abroad – 29 Nov - 1 Dec: Karikari, Kumordzi on target, a start to forget for Essien
By Ing. George-Patrick Bediaku
Michael ‘The Bison’ Essien was handed his first league start of the season but a mistake just after kick-off handed Southampton a 12th-second goal. He earned yellow card later in the half but made amends with his stabilising performance for the rest of the first half.
Kwame Amponsah Karikari scored for Balikesirspor while Bennard Yaw Kumordzi scored for Genk.
Agoronet brings you a summary of the performances of Ghanaian players abroad.
In the EPL, Michael Essien played the first half of Chelsea's 3-1 home defeat of Southampton on Sunday. Yellow-carded in the 33rd minute.
In the Championship, Albert Adomah played the entirety of Middlesbrough's 1-0 home win over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
In the League One, Abdul Osman (90 minutes) helped Crewe Alexandra to a 1-0 home defeat of Crawley Town on Saturday.
In the Seria A, Afriyie Acquah played 76 minutes of Parma's 1-1 home draw with Bologna on Saturday.
Raman Chibsah came on in the 85th minute of Sassuolo's 2-2 away draw with Cagliari on Sunday.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu played the last 29 minutes of Udinese's 0-1 away loss to leaders Juventus on Sunday. Kwadwo Asamoah did not play.
In the La Liga, Richmond Boakye Yiadom played 72 minutes of Elche's 0-2 home loss to Atlético Madrid on Saturday.
In the Ligue 1, Jonathan Mensah played the whole game as Evian TG lost 0-2 away to Bastia on Sunday.
In the Bundesliga, Kevin-Prince Boateng (90 minutes) helped Schalke 04 to a 3-0 home win over Stuttgart on Saturday. He was shown a yellow card in the 70th minute.
In the 2.Bundesliga, Abdul Baba Rahman came on in the 76th minute as Greuther Fürth beat Energie Cottbus 1-0 at home on Sunday.
In the 3.Liga, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (90 minutes) helped MSV Duisburg to a 3-0 home win over Unterhaching on Saturday.
In the Eredevisie, Shadrach Eghan came on in the 82nd minute as FC Twente came back to beat Roda JC 2-1 away on Friday.
Kwame Quansah and Matthew Amoah both played 90 minutes as Heracles lost 1-2 at home to FC Utrecht on Saturday.
Christian Atsu (85 minutes) helped Vitesse Arnhem to a 3-0 romping of Cambuur at home on Sunday.
In the Pro League, Enock Kofi Adu came on late in the 94th minute as Club Brugge beat KV Oostende 2-0 at home on Saturday.
Abdul Yakinu Iddi played the first half as Mechelen lost 0-1 to Nana Kwesi Asare's Gent on Saturday. Asare played the whole game.
Daniel Opare (90 minutes) helped Standard Liège to a 5-0 away thrashing of Lierse on Sunday.
Frank Acheampong came on in the 68th minute and helped Anderlecht to a 2-1 home win over Cercle Brugge on Sunday.
Bennard Yaw Kumordzi (86 minutes) scored Genk's first goal as they beat OH Leuven 3-0 at home on Sunday.
In the 1. HNL, Lee Addy played in leaders Dinamo Zagreb's 2-2 home draw with Hajduk Split on Sunday.
In the 1. Division, Ebo Andoh and Carlos Ohene came on in the 67th and 75th minutes for AEL as they beat Moustapha Quaynor's (90 minutes) Alki on Sunday.
In the Superliga, Kolja Afriyie (90 minutes) helped leaders Midtjylland to a 1-0 away victory over Vestsjælland on Friday.
In the Super League, Aziz Tetteh played 90 minutes in Platanias' 1-1 home draw with Atromitos on Saturday.
Alhassan Wakaso was shown a red card (two yellows) in the 68th minute as Rio Ave lost 1-3 at home to Benfica on Sunday.
In the PSL, Daniel Agyei conceded twice, Mohammed Abdul Basit came on in the 61st minute as Free State Stars lost 0-2 at home to leaders Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.
Rashid Sumaila played 90 minutes in Mamelodi Sundowns' 2-0 home win over Moroka Swallows on Sunday.
In the Super League, Samuel Afum came on in the 73rd minute as Young Boys managed a 2-2 home draw with Basel on Sunday.
Harrison Afful's Esperance de Tunis lost 0-2 away to Club Africain in the 117th local derby on Saturday.
In the Süper Lig, Jerry Akaminko played the entire game as Eskisehirspor managed a 0-0 home draw with Karabükspor on Sunday.
In the 1. Lig, Kwame Amponsah Karikari scored the only goal as Balikesirspor went away to beat leaders Orduspor 1-0 on Saturday.
Toric Jebrin and Shaibu Yakubu came on in the 64th and 74th minutes as 1461 Trabzon lost 0-2 away to Karsiyaka on Sunday.
United Arab Emirates
Asamoah Gyan (90 minutes) grabbed a brace in Al Ain's 5-2 home win over Emirates Club on Friday.
Emmanuel Clottey played 74 minutes of Al Dhafra's 0-0 away draw with Ajman on Friday.