Ghanaian Players Abroad – 30 May - 1 June 2014: Accam responds to World Cup snub with Helsingborg winning goal
By Ing. George-Patrick Bediaku (Follow on Twitter @gpbediaku)
On the morning of being hit with the disappointing news of not making it to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, David Accam showed a great deal of psychological strength. He shook off the sad news and got on the first flight back to Sweden to join his Helsingborg side, who were going to play a league game against Falkenberg on the same Sunday afternoon. And guess who came off the bench to grab the match-winning goal? Yes. David Accam.
Carlos Ohene and his AEL Limassol side missed out on winning the top flight Cyprus league title.
John Mensah also featured in his second game after returning from the injury he sustained in March.
In the Czech Liga, Francis Narh scored twice, Derrick Mensah played 60 minutes as Baník Ostrava beat Slavia Praha 2-0 at home on Saturday.
In the 1.Division, Carlos Ohene came on in the 63rd minute, Ebo Andoh came on in the 80th minute as AEL lost 0-1 at home to APOEL Nicosia on Saturday, and consequently lost the league title.
Republic of Ireland
In the Premier Division, Prince Agyemang played the entire game as Limerick went away to thrash Drogheda United 4-1 on Friday.
John Mensah played the entire game as bottom FC Nitra beat Senica 2-0 at home on Saturday.
In the Allsvenskan, Daniel Amartey played the entire game, Yussif Chibsah came on in the 89th minute as Djurgården went away to beat Örebro 1-0 on Friday.
Kwame Bonsu played 75 minutes as Mjällby beat Mohammed Abubakari's (90 mins) Åtvidaberg 1-0 at home on Saturday. Emmanuel Dogbe was unused for the visitors.
King Osei Gyan played the entire game as bottom Halmstad drew 1-1 at home with 10-man Kalmar on Saturday.
David Accam came on in the 18th minute and scored the winner as Helsingborg beat Godsway Donyoh's (18 mins) Falkenberg 1-0 at home on Sunday. Ema Boateng was unused for the hosts.
In the Superettan, Karim Sadat played 58 minutes as Landskrona drew 2-2 at home with Öster on Saturday.
United States of America
In the MLS, Fifi Baiden came on in the 73rd minute as Columbus Crew lost 2-3 away at Toronto FC on Saturday. Dominic Oduro was unused for the visitors.