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Ghanaian Players Abroad – 18-20 April, 2014: Gideon Baah and Kwesi Appiah score



By Ing. George-Patrick Bediaku (Follow on Twitter @gpbediaku)


This young man left the shores of Ghana as a football reality show star who played in the Ghana League but had a tragic injury of a broken leg but rose from the ashes. His exodus from Ghana was because he landed a loan deal in Finland. And boy, did he impress. Gideon Baah has moved from Honka to a much ‘bigger’ HJK Helsinki and is already making his presence felt. A defender with an eye for goal, Baah has already bagged two goals in the new season, one in a Suomen Cup game.

No. He’s not the Black Stars coach’s son. He is Kwesi Appiah and he is tipped to make it big. He was on the score sheet too.



In the Championship, Jeffery Schlupp played 77 minutes as newly-promoted Leicester City beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at home on Saturday.

Albert Adomah played the entire game as Middlesbrough lost 1-2 at home to Millwall on Saturday.


In the League Two, Kwesi Appiah scored his side's first goal as AFC Wimbledon came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Newport County at home on Friday.

Jo Kuffour played 90+1 minutes as Wycombe Wanderers drew 1-1 at home with Northampton Town on Friday.

Patrick Agyemang came on in the 87th minute as Portsmouth beat Bristol Rovers 3-2 at home on Saturday.



In the Serie A, Isaac Cofie came on in the 56th minute as Genoa lost 1-2 at home to Cagliari on Saturday.

Godfred Donsah came on in the 68th minute as Hellas Verona went away to beat Atalanta 2-1 on Saturday. He earned a 77th-minute yellow card.

Sulley Muntari (on in the 66th min) returned from a short injury spell to help AC Milan to a 3-0 home defeat of Alfred Duncan's Livorno on Saturday. Duncan played the entire game.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu played the entire game as Udinese drew 1-1 at home with Napoli on Saturday.

Kwadwo Asamoah played the entire game as leaders Juventus beat Bologna 1-0 at home on Saturday.


In the Ligue 1, John Boye played the entire game as Stade Rennes drew 0-0 away with Saint-Étienne on Friday. He was shown a yellow card in the 39th minute.

Jordan Ayew played the entire game as Sochaux went away to beat Reims 1-0 on Sunday.

Andre Ayew played the entire game as Marseille drew 0-0 at home with Lille on Sunday.


In the Ligue 2, Dennis Appiah was solid in defence as Caen beat Auxerre 1-0 at home on Saturday.



In the Bundesliga, Kevin-Prince Boateng played the entire game as Schalke 04 lost 1-3 away at Stuttgart on Sunday. Was shown a 40th-minute yellow card.


In the 3Liga, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh played the entire game as MSV Duisburg beat Osnabrück 1-0 at home on Saturday.



In the La Liga, Richmond Boakye Yiadom came on in the 77th minute as Elche were beaten 0-2 away by leaders Atlético Madrid on Friday.



In the Pro League, Nana Kwesi Asare played the entire game as Gent went away to beat Waasland-Beveren 4-2 on Saturday.

Abraham Kudemor came on in the 82nd minute as Sporting Charleroi beat Cercle Brugge 2-0 at home on Saturday.


Czech Republic

In the Czech Liga, Isaac Sackey came on in the 89th minute as Slovan Liberec beat Slovácko 2-1 at home on Saturday.



In the Superliga, Francis Dickoh was solid in defence as Midtjylland went away to beat AGF Aarhus 4-0 on Friday.


In the Veikkausliiga, Gideon Baah scored his side's only goal as HJK Helsinki lost 1-3 away to Lahti on Saturday.



In the Premier Division, Prince Agyemang played 66 minutes as Limerick beat Athlone Town 2-1 at home on Friday.



In the Liga I, Seidu Yahaya (90 mins) and Sadat Bukari (on in the 68th min) played in Astra Giurgiu's 0-2 away loss to Dinamo Bucureşti on Sunday.



In the Premier League, Patrick Twumasi played 60 minutes as Amkar Perm' lost 0-2 to Ural at home on Friday.

Mubarak Wakaso played the first 45 minutes as Rubin Kazan' beat Spartak Moskva 2-1 at home on Sunday.

Rabiu Mohammed came on in the 67th minute as Kuban' Krasnodar lost 0-4 at home CSKA Moskva on Sunday.



In the Premiership, Prince Buaben played the entire game as Partick Thistle went away to beat Kilmarnock 2-1 on Saturday.


South Africa

In the PSL, Mohammed Awal played the entire game as Maritzburg United beat Ajax Cape Town 2-0 at home on Friday. Yakubu Mohammed and Frank Sarfo-Gyamfi were unused subs for the hosts.

Edwin Gyimah played the entire game as SuperSport United drew 0-0 at home with Wits University on Saturday.

Rashid Sumaila came on in the 45th minute as leaders Mamelodi Sundowns went away to beat Moroka Swallows 1-0 on Saturday.

John Arwuah played the entire game as AmaZulu drew 0-0 at home to Pretoria University on Sunday.



In the Allsvenskan, King Osei Gyan (90 mins) helped Halmstad to a 2-1 home win over David Accam's (90 mins) Helsingborg on Sunday.

Kwame Bonsu played the entire game as Mjällby lost 1-4 at home to Nasiru Mohammed's (on in the 70th min) BK Hacken on Sunday.


In the Superettan, Tom Boakye came on in the 46th minute as Östersunds FK drew 1-1 at home with Husqvarna on Saturday.


Harrison Afful played the entire game as Esperance de Tunis beat Olympique Béja 3-1 at home to progress to the knockout stages of the Tunisia Cup on Sunday.



In the 1Lig, Emmanuel Banahene played the entire game as Şanlıurfaspor lost 0-1 at home to Adanaspor on Sunday.

Shaibu Yakubu came on in the 79th minute as 1461 Trabzon drew 1-1 at home with bottom Kahramanmaraşspor on Sunday.


United States of America

In the MLS, Patrick Nyarko played 88 minutes as Chicago Fire drew 1-1 at home with New England Revolution on Saturday.

Gershon Koffie played the entire game as Vancouver Whitecaps drew 2-2 at home with LA Galaxy on Sunday.

Dominic Oduro played 62 minutes as Columbus Crew drew 1-1 at home with DC United on Sunday. Was shown an 18th-minute yellow card.

Khalif Alhassan played 77 minutes as Portland Timbers lost 0-1 away to Real Salt Lake on Sunday.


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