Former Berekum Chelsea stalwart Emmanuel Clottey made his Esperance debut lasting for 68 minutes before he got subbed off in their 4-1 win over Gabes in the Tunisian league with his compatriot Harrison Afful lasting the whole game and managing to put up another impressive performance.
In Spain, Mubarak Wakaso got sent off for a second yellow card in the 67th minute as his Espanyol side lost 1-0 to Real Betis while his compatriot Anthony Annan was left helpless as he witnessed his side lose by a 3-0 scoreline on his debut with his team already trailing by three goals before his introduction in the 75th minute.
Michael Essien was included in the starting line-up for Real Madrid’s game against Real Valladolid but the game was postponed and will be played later today. In Italy, Kwadwo Asamoah was once again the headline grabber for Ghanaians as he claimed an assist in another impressive display in Juventus’ 2-0 win over Chievo while AC Milan and Kevin Prince Boateng’s poor start to the season continued as they lost to Emmanuel Agyemang Badu’s Udinese by a 2-1 scoreline.
The German-born Ghanaian got sent off for a second bookable offence in the 82nd minute of the game after he had been involved in El Shaarawy’s equalizer after coming off the bench in the 52nd minute. Badu also put in a solid performance in the final 30 minutes of the game as he replaced Faraoni.
Massawudu Alhassan also scored in Serie B for Novara in a 1-1 draw with Hellas Verona. In France, the Ayew brothers –Andre and Jordan Ayew - were present as Marseille continued their good start to the season with a 1-0 win over Jonathan Mensah’s Evian. Andre Ayew started the game, making way for Remy in the 80th minute while Jordan Ayew replaced Valbuena on the hour.
Mensah who was returning from injury lasted the whole match for Evian. In Sweden, Abdul Majeed Warris continued his red hot form for BK Hacken with his 19th goal of the season in their 3-0 win over Djurgarden. Compatriot Nasiru Mohammed also featured for Hacken in the final 14 minutes of the game.
Kwame Amponsah-Karikari also came off the bench to score for AIK Stockholm in their 2-2 draw with Norrkoping. In Portugal, David Addy got his career at Vitoria Guimares off to a flying start with the only goal in their 1-0 win over Moreirense while Christian Atsu played 57 minutes in Porto’s 4-0 thrashing of Beira-Mar.
Samuel Inkoom also finally got on the pitch for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in a cup match against Zemchuzhyna Yalta which they won 1-0. Asamoah Gyan also struck twice as his Al Ain side fell to a heavy 6-3 defeat at the hands of Al Ahli. Gyan scored in each half but his goals could not salvage a result for his side.