Ghanaians abroad: Fred Benson grabbed the headlines in Netherlands as the Ayew brothers were on target for Olympique Marseille follows the exploits of Ghanaians playing their football outside of the country, in the top European leagues and beyond

Mohammed Abu was as an unused substitute in Rayo Vallecano’s 2-0 loss at Granada.

Elsewhere, Michael Essien came on in the 58th minute of the game for Real Madrid as they beat Valencia 5-0 at the Estadio de Mestalla. Essien replaced Xabi Alonso but the Ghanaian was booked 22 minutes later.

In Spain’s Segunda Division, goalkeeper Razak Brimah kept a clean sheet for the third consecutive game as his side Guadalajara recorded a 3-0 win over top four side Alcorcón.


Most games in England were called off because of severe winter conditions but some games still went on. In England’s League 2, striker Jo Kuffuor’s Wycombe Wanderers beat Dagenham and Dedbridge 1-0. The striker who has scored two goals in 17 games this season was substituted in the 88th minute.

In the Serie A, Amidu Salifu was an unused substitute as Catania beat Genoa 2-0.

Kevin Prince-Boateng provided an assist for Pazzini in Milan’s 2-1 win over Bologna while his team-mate Sulley Muntari did not play for the capital side.

Midfielder Isaac Cofie saw full action in Chievo’s 1-1 draw against Afriyie Acquah’s Parma who came on in the 80th minute.


Ishmael Yartey was an unused substitute for a Sochaux side that beat Reims 1-0. However, the Ayew brothers - Andre and Jordan - both scored in Marseille’s 3-2 win over Montpellier.

In France’s Ligue 2, former Kpando Hearts of Lions player Haminu Dramani was not part of Arles’ team that won 1-0 against Gazélec Ajaccio. He has not played for his side since November of last year.


Ex-Liberty man William Tiero warmed the bench as his side Gil Vicente recorded a 2-1 win at Estoril. Meanwhile, Ghanaian teenager Thomas Agyiri is yet to make an appearance for Gil Vicente this season.

Ibrahim Ayew played 90 minutes as Lierse drew 0-0 with Waasland-Beveren in a relegation battle. William Mensah was an unused substitute while Cofie Bekoe did not even make the bench.

It was the battle of the Ghanaians when Bernard Kumordzi’s Genk met Abraham Kumedor’s Sporting Charleroi; a game which Genk won 3-1.

Abdul -Yakinu Iddi scored his 4th goal of the season as Mechelen beat Mons 3-2.


Ex-Kotoko defender Baba Abdul Rahman was booked in the 31st minute as his side Greuther Fürth suffered a 2-0 at the hands of Bayern Munich. This game was the youngster’s 4th game of the season.


Striker Fred Benson made all the headlines in the Eredivisie this weekend. The former Dutch youth player scored a double in PEC Zwolle’s 3-1 win over Eredivisie winter champions PSV Eindhoven. This was the league strugglers first win in Eindhoven since 1983.

Midfielder Kwame Quansah lasted the entire duration of the game for Heracles Almelo in their 1-0 win over SC Heerenveen as Everton’s goal was the difference between the two sides. Edwin Gyasi played 45 minutes in his 10th game of the season for FC Twente in his team’s 0-0 draw against RKC Waalwijk.

FC Utrecht skipper Nana Akwasi Asare saw full time action for FC Utrecht as they beat FC Groningen 2-0 at the Euroborg. Asare made a winning return as a back injury had made him miss a lot of games this season.


In Cyprus 1 Division, Gerome Agbo came on in the 81st minute for his team Nea Salamis as they won 2-1 away at AEK Larnaca.

Yusif Rahman’s Alki drew 1-1 at former Ashgold wonderkid Shaibu Yakubu’s Enosis. Yusif replaced Portuguese team-mate Vasconcelos in the 85th minute but Shaibu was unused substitute.

Ebo Andoh’s AEL drew 1-1 against Olympiakos. Andoh played the last 11 minutes of the game but Carlos Ohene was unused substitute.



Ghanaian trio Ibrahim Awudu, Yussif Samad and Frank Ntim-Twum’s Abahani shared the points with Muktijoddha SKC this weekend.


There was full time action for Evans Quao and Yusif Yakubu as Mumbai recorded a 2-1 win over Prayag United. Both teams are now level on points though Mumbai have played 1 game less. Striker Yusif Yakubu has failed to score for the second successive game.

Hong Kong

In the HFKA 1st division, veteran Christian Kwesi Annan lasted 75 minutes on the pitch as his side Wofoo Tai Po lost 5-1 at South China.

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