Ernest Sowah had to be alert on several occasions to prevent the strikers of Zamalek from beating him in post. His vigilance saved the Blues from conceding more than once and he was such a brilliant shot-stopper at the Cairo international Stadium on Saturday to at least give the Berekum boys some appreciable level of hope in the elite inter-club competition of the continent, until TP Mazembe dashed their hopes in the other group game. The goalkeeper fought to keep Chelsea in the game in spite of his injury.
In their previous match before Saturday’s game, he was dropped after the technical team cited reasons of fatigue. Some people had also criticized him for committing unpardonable errors ever since their campaign began. But Sowah who has recently found his name consistently in the Black Stars squad took advantage of the game to prove his critics wrong.
Congratulations to Sowah, Goal.com's 1st Ghana Player of the Week winner!
Kwadwo Asamoah – Juventus
Another inspirational performance came from Asamoah as he played a huge role to help the Old Lady to defeat his former club, Udinese 4-1 at the Stadio Friuli. He assisted Mirko Vucinic in getting the second goal. After the first two Serie A games, Asamoah has already made a significant impact with the Italian champions.
Kwame Karikari – AIK
Young strikerKwame Karikari scored one of two goals on Thursday night in Russia that propelled AIK into the Europa league group stages as they beat CSKA Moscow. He was a threat throughout the game, constantly creating chances and outwitting defenders. The goal was his fourth in five games for the Solna-based club, in what has been an impeccable goal scoring streak.
Prince Boateng- King Faisal
He sealed King Faisal’s swift return to the Ghanaian Premier League by playing an instrumental roles in both goals in the 2-0 win over Sekondi Hasaacas on Friday. Faisal were relegated last year and it took Boateng’s effort to end their short stay in the lower division.
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It won't necessarily be the best player in the country - at least not usually - but whoever we crown will have accomplished something amazing. It might be for a particularly awesome performance or for something praiseworthy off the pitch - either way, the person in question deserves special attention...