By Ing. George-Patrick Bediaku (Follow on Twitter @gpbediaku)
As we edge closer to the World Cup, coach Kwesi Appiah will be keen on having a very good pool of players to select from. A couple of our ‘usual’ Black Stars players are out with one injury or another and that may be worrying. However, for those players who are fit and playing, here is a comprehensive round up of their activities for their clubs over the weekend, Black Stars players or otherwise.
Jordan Ayew seems to be getting his scoring boots strapped on right as he got another goal for his club, who are languishing at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table.
David Accam is back! This impressive winger/forward ended the last season on a high and from the look of things, he plans to continue is the new Swedish top flight, which season started some three matchdays ago.
Another player of note is Chelsea loanee to Vitesse Arnhem, Christian Atsu, who also scored a goal this weekend. This youngster has been in fine form since his move to Netherlands and may just be brightening his chances of making the Chelsea team among the lot of Chelsea loanees at the club.
Samuel Afum is also back from his scoring drought. The former Hearts of Oak and Ghana Premier League goal king had been troubled with a couple of injuries that kept him away and reduced his sharpness when he returned. He will be hoping to prove his worth.
Ghanaian players who were on the score sheet this weekend: Jordan Ayew, Christian Atsu, John Antwi, David Accam and Samuel Afum
In the Championship, Albert Adomah played the entire game as Middlesbrough beat Burnley 1-0 away on Saturday.
In the League Two, Chris Dickson played the entire game as Dagenham & Redbridge lost 1-4 at home to Patrick Agyemang's (on in the 85th) Portsmouth on Saturday.
Jo Kuffour came on in the 72nd minute as Wycombe Wanderers lost 0-2 away to Newport County on Saturday.
In the Serie A, Afriyie Acquah played the entire game as Parma drew 1-1 away with Bologna on Sunday.
Alfred Duncan came on in the 54th minute as Livorno lost 2-4 at home to Chievo on Sunday.
In the Serie B, Moro Alhassan came on in the 46th minute as Cesena lost 0-2 at home to Nii Nortey Ashong's Spezia on Friday. Ashong came on in the 89th minute.
Isaac Ntow played 27 minutes as Brescia went away to beat Avellino 1-0 on Saturday.
Amidu Salifu played 57 minutes as Modena beat bottom Juve Stabia 4-2 at home on Saturday.
Masahudu Alhassan played the entire game as Latina beat Novara 4-1 at home on Saturday.
In the Bundesliga, Kevin-Prince Boateng played 82 minutes as Schalke 04 beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 at home on Friday. Anthony Annan was on the bench.
In the 2 Bundesliga, Abdul Baba Rahman came on in the 71st minute as Greuther Fürth beat Erzgebirge Aue 2-1 at home on Saturday.
In the 3Liga, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh played the entire game as MSV Duisburg lost 0-2 away to Stuttgarter Kickers on Saturday. He earned a 52nd-minute yellow card.
In the Ligue 1, Andre Ayew played the entire game and provided the assist for the first goal as Olympique Marseille beat Montpellier 3-2 away on Friday.
Abdul Majeed Waris played 64 minutes as Valenciennes lost 0-1 away to Lille on Saturday.
Jonathan Mensah came on in the 46th minute as Evian TG beat Bastia 2-1 at home on Saturday.
Jordan Ayew (72 minutes) scored the first goal and provided the assist for the second as Sochaux beat Toulouse 2-0 at home on Saturday.
In the Ligue 2, Dennis Appiah played the entire game as Caen went away to beat lowly Istres 3-2 on Friday.
In the La Liga, Richmond Boakye Yiadom came on in the 76th minute as Elche lost 1-2 away at Valencia on Sunday.
In the Pro League, Nana Kwesi Asare played the whole game as Gent beat Waasland-Beveren 2-1 at home on Saturday.
Abraham Kudemor came on in the 70th minute as Sporting Charleroi beat Cercle Brugge 4-2 away on Saturday.
Daniel Opare played 52 minutes as Standard Liège drew 2-2 away with Genk on Sunday.
In the 1Division, Gerome Agbo played the first 45 minutes as leaders Nea Salamis drew 1-1 away with Ethnikos Achna on Saturday.
Carlos Ohene came on in the 14th minute as AEL beat Omonia Nicosia 2-0 at home on Sunday.
In the Superliga, Francis Dickoh played the entire game as Midtjylland lost 0-2 at home to OB on Saturday. Kolja Afriyie was an unused sub.
In the Premier League, John Antwi scored the winner as Ismaily beat Al Masry 2-0 at home on Saturday.
In the Veikkausliiga, Gideon Baah played the entire game as HJK beat KuPS 3-1 at home on Saturday. He was yellow-carded in the 10th minute.
In the Super League, Samuel Inkoom played the entire game as Platanias drew 0-0 away at Panionios on Sunday.
Eric Warden played the entire game as Levadiakos beat PAOK 3-2 at home on Sunday.
In the Eredivisie, Christian Atsu scored the second goal as Vitesse were beaten 3-4 away by Cambuur on Saturday.
Matthew Amoah came on in the 46th minute as Heracles lost 1-2 away at Utrecht on Sunday.
In the Eliteserien, Enock Kofi Adu played the entire game as Stabæk lost 0-2 at home with Molde on Sunday.
Mahatma Otoo played 67 minutes as Sogndal lost 2-4 away to Bodø / Glimt on Sunday.
Adam Larsen Kwarasey kept a clean sheet, Mohammed Abu played the entire game as champions Strømsgodset beat Aalesund 2-0 at home on Sunday.
Ernest Asante played 64 minutes as Start drew 1-1 away with Sarpsborg 08 on Sunday.
David Addy played 82 minutes as Vitória Guimarães lost 1-3 away to Belenenses on Saturday. Earned himself a 45'+1 minute yellow card.
Ernest Ohemeng played 73 minutes as Rio Ave lost 1-2 at home to bottom Olhanense on Saturday.
In the Premier League, Rabiu Mohammed made his injury return (since Nov 23, 2013) coming on in the 80th minute as Kuban' Krasnodar beat Rubin Kazan' 2-0 away on Sunday.
In the Allsvenskan, Kwame Bonsu played the entire game as Mjällby lost 0-2 at home to Daniel Amartey's (90 mins) Djurgården on Friday. Yussif Chibsah was on the bench.
Mohammed Abubakari played the entire game as Åtvidaberg beat Falkenberg 2-0 at home on Saturday.
Ebenezer Ofori (90 mins) and Ibrahim Moro (on in the 78th min) helped AIK to a 1-1 home draw with Sam Mensah's (90 mins) Örebro on Sunday. Mensah was shown a yellow card in the 40th minute.
David Accam (86 mins) scored the third goal as Helsingborg beat BK Häcken 4-2 at home on Sunday. Nasiru Mohammed was unused for the visitors.
King Osei Gyan played the entire game as Halmstad drew 0-0 at home with Norrköping on Sunday.
In the Superettan,
In the Super League, Ebenezer Assifuah-Inkoom came on in the 53rd minute as FC Sion lost 0-1 at home to leaders FC Basel on Sunday. Ishmael Yartey was unused for the home side.
Samuel Afum scored the first equaliser as Young Boys drew 2-2 away with Zürich on Sunday. This was Afum's first goal in 14 games.
In the Ligue 1, Harrison Afful played the entire game as Esperance de Tunis beat Stade Gabésien 2-0 at home on Sunday.
In the 1Lig, Richard Kingson, aka Faruk Gursoy, conceded three times as Balikesirspor lost 1-3 away at Karsiyaka on Sunday.
United States of America
In the MLS, Patrick Nyarko played 88 minutes as Chicago Fire drew 1-1 away with Montreal Impact on Saturday.
Khalif Alhassan played 62 minutes as Portland Timbers drew 1-1 at home with Chivas USA on Sunday.
Gershon Koffie played the entire game as Vancouver Whitecaps lost 0-1 away at LA Galaxy on Sunday.
Dominic Oduro played 87 minutes as Columbus Crew drew 1-1 away with San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.