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Performance of Ghanaian Players Abroad; Ayew, Partey all excelled Featured

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Ghanaian nationals once again were in action in the top European leagues and beyond over the weekend.

Iddriss Abdul Rahim brings to a comprehensive report on how they all fared for their respective clubs.

To begin with, Thomas Partey was splendid for Arsenal and enjoyed full throttle in their emphatic 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday in the North London derby. 

Daniel Amartey was an unused substitute in Leicester City's 2-2 drawn game with Burnley last Saturday at the King Power Stadium.
Southampton suffered a painful 0-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the St Mary's Stadium. Mohammed Salisu lasted the entire duration of the game.
Reading continue with their fine form in the Championship maintaining their four game unbeaten run with a slim 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough. Both Baba Rahman and Andy Yiadom lasted the entire duration of the game.
Iddrisu Baba enjoyed full time action at the Visit Estadi but his side Real Mallorca lost 2-3 to Osasuna in the Spanish Laliga.
Black Meteors striker Samuel Obeng Gyabaa was red carded last Sunday in Real Oviedo's goalless drawn game with Girona at home.
In the Ligue 1, Black Stars defender Alexander Djiku played 58 minutes for Strasbourg in their 1-2 home defeat to champions Lille.
Stade Rennais held Bordeaux to a 1-1 stalemate at the Stade Matmut Atlantique in the same championship. Kamaldeen Sulemana played 75 minutes whiles Gideon Mensah was an unused substitute for the host.
Osman Bukari was introduced into the game on the 77th minute in his side FC Nantes 3-1 away loss to Stade Reims.
Lanky midfielder Alfred Duncan played 66 minutes for ACF Fiorentina in their precious 0-1 away triumph over Udinese Calcio at the Estadio Fruili.
Emmanuel Gyasi was handed 79 minutes of action in his side Spezia Calcio's slim 1-2 defeat against AC Milan
It was a six goal thriller at the Estadio Luigi Ferraris when Genoa drew 3-3 with Hellas Verona. Black Stars striker Caleb Ekuban came on for the host on the 58th minute. 
Ex- Dreams FC midfielder Emmanuel Lomotey starred for Amien SC in their 1-1 stalemate with AS Nancy in the French Ligue 2. Nicholas Opoku wasn't in the squad.
In the same league, former Black Satellites forward Ebenezer Assifuah enjoyed 54 minutes of action in his side FC Pau 1-2 home defeat to Dunkerque.
New Black Stars forward Daniel Kofi Kyereh after a double of assist last week, excelled again over the weekend scoring in St Pauli's crucial 1-3 away win over Karlsruher SC in the German Bundesliga II
Kudus Mohammed was introduced into the game on the 76th mimute when Ajax Amsterdam humbled FC Groningen by 3-0 in the Eredivise.
German born of Ghanaian trace Kwasi Okyere Wriedt played 63 minutes for Willem II in their 2-1 home victory over PSV Eindhoven.
Goalkeeper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen once again missed out in action this weekend when his side KAS Eupen humbled Beerschot by 0-3 in Belgium. Isaac Nuhu played 78 minutes in that particular game.
Former Tema Youth attacker Joseph Paintsil was in action for full 90 minutes when his club Genk edged out RFC Seraing by 2-0.
Former Right to Dream Academy graduate Kamal Sowah played only 58 minutes when his side Club Brugge drew to his former club OH Leuven.
Eric Ocansey came off the bench to score for his side Kortrijk but gave out their two goal lead to share spoils with Zulte Waregem.
Still in the Belgium Jupiler Pro, Anderlecht were stretched to a 2-2 drawn game by Oostende . Francis Amuzu played 79 minutes whiles ex- WAFA star Majeed Ashimeru was also brought on, on the same minute.
In the Turkish Super Ligue, former Dreams FC winger Benjamin Tetteh spent the entire duration but wasn't enough for Yeni Malatyaspor who suffered a painful 1-0 loss to Antalyaspor.
Stalwart midfielder Isaac Sackey wasn't included in Hatayspor squad last Saturday when they lost 1-2 at home to giants Fenerbahce.
At the Cotanak Stadium, Kayserispor picked a vital away point after holding Giresunspor to a 1-1 draw away from home. Ex- Black Satellites midfielder Joseph Attamah scored for the visitors and astonishingly he was assisted by compatriot Bernard Mensah.
Former Hearts of Oak captain Mahatma Otoo warmed the bench when his side Balikesirspor lost narrowly to Istanbulspor in the Turkish Ligue 2
In the Swedish Allsvenskan, Malik Abubakari warmed the bench in Malmoe FF's annihilating 5-1 victory over Orebro.
FC ST Gallen slipped to a 2-1 loss to giants FC Young Boys last Saturday. Black Stars duo of Lawrence Ati-Zigi and Musah Nuhu lasted the entire duration of the game. Swiss born- Ghanaian international Kwadwo Duah got the consolation goal for the visitors.
Former WAFA midfielder Forson Amankwah was on target for FC Liefering in their resounding 4-2 victory over Dornbirn in the Austrian Liga 2.
Former Black Starlets lateral Najeeb Yakubu came off the bench to play only four minutes for Vorskla Poltava in their crucial 0-1 away triumph over FC Kolos Kovalivka in the Ukrainian topflight.
Ex- Hearts of Oak midfielder Anthony Annan featured for FC Inter Turku in their important 0-1 away win over HJK Helsinki in Finland 
In the Bulgarian topflight, ex- Cheetah FC playmaker Emmanuel Toku enjoyed full time action in his side Botev Plovdiv's 1-1 drawn game with Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
Black Satellites forward Precious Boah wins his first trophy at Esperance de Tunis after playing 45 minutes in their hard fought victory over CS Sfaxien in the Tunisian Super Cup.
Asokwa Deportivo product Joel Fameye continue to flourish for FC Orenburg as he scored again over the weekend to propel them to a 2-0 over FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk in the Russian National Football League.
Birthday boy Issah Abass stared for HNK Rijeca who inflicted a 4-3 win over HNK Gorica in the Croatian Premier League. The Black Meteors winger stupendously scored and provided an assist in the game.
In the MLS, both Jonathan Mensah and Harrison Afful had full throttle of action in Columbus Crews 2-1 home win over Montreal Impact.
Lalas Abubakar also saw full time action when Colorado Rapids shared spoils with Toronto FC.
Isaac Atanga due to suspension missed out in action for FC Cincinnati who suffered a 4-2 defeat to DC United.
Former Inter Allies star Ropapa Mensah played 30 minutes for Sporting Kansas City in their 1-1 drawn game with FC Tulsa in the United States Soccer League Championship.
Inform Andre Ayew keeps shining in the Qatari topflight after scoring for the third consecutive time in Al Sadd's 7-2 demolition win over Al Shamar. The Black Stars captain lasted 64 minutes before he was pulled off by head coach Xavi Hernandez.
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