Ghanaian Players Abroad – 4-6 April, 2014: Andre hat-trick, Jordan scores, Boakye Yiadom saves, Waris scores and misses penalty
By Ing. George-Patrick Bediaku (Follow on Twitter @gpbediaku)
In front of an angry set of home fans, Andre Ayew stepped up to the plate and scored three goals that ended Marseilles four-game winless run and appeased the fans. It seemed like an Ayew affair as Jordan Ayew also scored for Sochaux.
Abdul Majeed Waris continued his great form after returning for a short injury spell. But it was a mixed feeling as he scored a goal but missed a late penalty that could have earned Valenciennes a much-needed point.
He has struggled to get games but it was Richmond Boakye Yiadom who turned saviour as he came off the bench to grab a late winner for Elche.
This weekend's goal scorers.
Andre Ayew (3), Jordan Ayew, Abdul Bashiru (Ismaily), Emmanuel Banahene, Richmond Boakye Yiadom, Abdul Majeed Waris.
In the Championship, Jeffrey Schlupp played the entire game as leaders Leicester City beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at home on Friday to earn promotion to the EPL. He earned a 48th-minute yellow card.
Albert Adomah played 93 minutes as Middlesbrough beat Derby County 1-0 at home on Saturday.
In the League Two, Chris Dickson came on in the 81st minute for Dagenham & Redbridge who lost 0-2 away to Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday. Jo Kuffuor was an unused sub for the hosts.
In the Serie A, Raman Chibsah came on in the 86th minute as lowly Sassuolo recorded a 2-0 away win over Atalanta on Sunday.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu played 85 minutes as Udinese lost 1-2 away to Fiorentina on Sunday.
Afriyie Acquah played the entire game as Parma beat Napoli 1-0 at home on Sunday. He was booked in the 63rd minute.
In the Serie B, Moro Alhassan came on in the 70th minute as Cesena went away to beat Ternana 2-0 on Saturday.
Masahudu Alhassan (90 minutes) helped Latina to a 1-0 away win over Reggina on Saturday.
Isaac Ntow played the entire game as Brescia beat Pescara 3-0 at home on Saturday. He was shown a 43rd-minute yellow card.
In the Bundesliga, Kevin-Prince Boateng played the entire game as Schalke 04 drew 1-1 away with Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Karim Bellarabi came on in the 80th minute and provided the assist for the winner as bottom Eintracht Braunschweig beat Hannover 96 3-0 at home on Sunday.
In the 2 Bundesliga, Charles Takyi played the entire game as bottom Energie Cottbus drew 0-0 at home with Dynamo Dresden on Friday.
In the 3Liga, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh played the entire game as MSV Duisburg drew 0-0 at home with Stuttgart II on Friday.
In the Ligue 1, Andre Ayew scored a hat-trick as Marseille beat bottom Ajaccio 3-1 at home on Friday. This was his second hat-trick in the league and his third overall.
Jordan Ayew scored the first goal as Sochaux drew 2-2 away with Bastia on Saturday.
John Boye came on in the 80th minute as Rennes drew 2-2 away with Bordeaux on Saturday.
Jonathan Mensah came on in the 78th minute as Evian TG drew 1-1 away with Lorient on Saturday.
Abdul Majeed Waris scored the equaliser but Valenciennes lost 1-2 at home to Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday. Waris missed a late penalty.
In the Ligue 2, Dennis Appiah played the entire game and helped Caen to a 1-0 home win over Lens on Saturday.
In the La Liga, Mohammed Fatau played the first 45 minutes as Granada were thrashed 1-4 away at Málaga on Sunday.
Richmond Boakye Yiadom came off the bench to score a late winner (93rd minute) as Elche beat Getafe 1-0 at home on Sunday.
In the Pro League, Daniel Opare came on in the 46th minute as leaders Standard Liège lost 0-2 away to Zulte-Waregem on Friday.
Bennard Yao Kumordzi played the entire game as Genk drew 1-1 away with Lokeren on Saturday. He was shown a yellow card in the 60th minute.
Nana Kwesi Asare played in Gent's 0-1 away loss to Lierse on Saturday.
Abraham Kudemor came on in the 87th minute as Sporting Charleroi drew 1-1 at home with Kortrijk on Saturday.
In the Superliga, Francis Dickoh was replaced by Kolja Afriyie in the 46th minute as Midtjylland lost 2-3 at home to AaB (AalBorg BK) on Saturday.
In the Premier League, Abdul Bashiru scored a goal on his debut, John Antwi played the entire game as Ismaily drew 1-1 away with Ittihad El-Shorta on Saturday.
In the Super League, Samuel Inkoom played 90 mins, Aziz Tetteh came off in the 11th minute as Platanias beat Panaitolikos 1-0 at home on Sunday.
Eric Warden came on in the 73rd minute as Levadiakos lost 1-3 away to Panathinaikos on Sunday.
In the Eredivisie, Matthew Amoah played 72 minutes, Kwame Quansah came on in the 44th minute as Heracles lost 1-2 at home to Go Ahead Eagles on Saturday.
Christian Atsu played the entire game as Vitesse Arnhem drew 1-1 at home with Ajax on Sunday.
In the Eliteserien, Adam Kwarasey kept a clean sheet, Mohammed Abu played the entire game as Strømsgodset drew 0-0 away with Viking on Friday.
Ernest Kwabena Asante played 70 minutes as Start beat Haugesund 3-1 at home on Sunday.
Mahatma Otoo was subbed out in the 90th minute as lowly Sogndal drew 1-1 at home with Sarpsborg 08 on Sunday.
Enoch Kofi Adu played the entire game as Bob Bradley's Stabæk went away to beat Brann 2-1 on Sunday.
In the Premier League, Patrick Twumasi came on in the 64th minute as Amkar Perm' lost 0-1 at home to Terek Grozny on Saturday. He was shown a 69th-minute yellow card.
In the Premiership, Prince Buaben came on in the 54th minute as Partick Thistle lost 2-4 at home to bottom Heart of Midlothian on Saturday.
In the PSL, Edwin Gyimah played 90 minutes as SuperSport United beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 at home on Saturday. Fatau Dauda was on the bench for the visitors.
John Arwuah played the entire game, helping AmaZulu to a 2-1 home win over bottom Free State Stars on Saturday. Daniel Agyei was on the visitors' bench.
Mohammed Awal (90 minutes), Frank Sarfo-Gyamfi (56 minutes) helped Maritzburg United to a 1-0 home win over Golden Arrows on Sunday.
In the Allsvenskan, Godsway Donyoh played 54 minutes as Falkenberg beat Brommapojkarna 1-0 at home for their first win of the season on Saturday.
Daniel Amartey (90 minutes) helped Djurgården to a 3-0 home win over Halmstad on Sunday. Yussif Chibsah was an unused sub.
Ibrahim Moro (75 minutes), Ebenezer Ofori (on in the 75th minute) helped AIK to a 2-1 away win over Gefle on Sunday.
David Accam played the entire game, Ema Boateng came on in the 62nd minute as Helsingborg lost 0-2 away at Norrköping on Sunday.
In the Superettan, Tom Boakye played the first 45 minutes as Östersunds FK lost 0-1 away at Ljungskile in the Superettan season opener on Sunday. 25th-minute yellow card.
In the Super League, Ebenezer Assifuah-Inkoom came on in the 75th minute as FC Sion beat bottom Lausanne Sport 1-0 away on Sunday. Ishmael Yartey was on the bench.
In the Ligue 1, Harrison Afful played the entire game as Esperance de Tunis drew 0-0 at home with Olympique Béja on Sunday.
In the Super Lig, Jerry Akaminko returned after suspension and played the entirety of Eskişehirspor's 0-0 away draw with Akhisar Belediye on Saturday. He was shown a 51st-minute yellow card.
In the 1Lig, Emmanuel Banahene (66 minutes) scored the first goal as Şanlıurfaspor went away to beat Ankaraspor 2-0 on Saturday.
Richard Kingson, aka Faruk Gursoy, conceded twice as Balıkesirspor drew 2-2 at home with Orduspor on Sunday.
United Arab Emirates
In the Arabian Gulf League, Asamoah Gyan played the entire game as 10-man Al Ain beat 10-man Bani Yas 2-1 at home on Sunday.
United States of America
In the MLS, Khalif Alhassan played the entirety of the 8-goal thriller, as his Portland Timbers drew 4-4 at home with Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Clint Dempsey grabbed a hat-trick for the away side.
Patrick Nyarko played 77 minutes as Chicago Fire drew 2-2 at home with Philadelphia Union on Saturday.
Dominic Oduro played 81 minutes as Columbus Crew lost 0-2 at home to Toronto on Sunday.
Gershon Koffie played 57 minutes as Vancouver Whitecaps lost 1-2 at home to Colorado Rapids on Sunday.