The best and worst of Ghanaians abroad

Sports News of Monday, 24 September 2018



Kevin-Prince Boateng scored for Sassuolo over the weekend

Too Good: Kevin-Prince Boateng – Boateng now has three Italian Serie A goals in five season matches after finding the back of the net for Sassuolo in their 3-1 win over Empoli on Friday. The 31-year-old, who joined the Black and Greens in the summer, lasted for the entire duration of the game.

Too Bad: Afriyie Acquah – While Boateng revelled in excitement, Acquah wallowed in misery as aside from Empoli losing to Sassuolo after taking an early lead, the Ghanaian was forced off the pitch in just the 14th minute after picking up an injury. Tests on Saturday, however, show the injury is not serious as feared, with the 26-year-old summer signing from Torino expected back in action possibly after a couple of days.

Too Good: Andy Yiadom – The English-born Ghana international played his best game yet for new side Reading as they dispatched Hull City 3-0 in the English Championship on Saturday. He ended the match with a goal and an assist.

Too Good: Jonathan Opoku – The Dutch-born of Ghanaian descent broke his Eredivisie goal duck this season with VVV’s opener in their 3-0 triumph over NAC Breda on Saturday. It was the 28-year-old’s sixth league game of the season.

Too Good: Nana Ampomah – Black Stars winger Nana Ampomah continues his good start to the Belgian topflight as he netted his fourth goal to spare Waasland-Beveren’s blushes at home. Visitors Sporting Charleroi scored first in the first half before the Ghanaian’s second-half effort forced a 1-1 draw at Freethielstadion. It was the 22-year-old’s seventh game of the campaign.

Too Good: Samuel Mensah – The defender emerged hero for Ostersunds on Saturday as his goal in the fifth minute of injury time earned a dramatic 1-0 away triumph over Sirius in the Swedish topflight on Saturday. The 29-year-old has, thus, equalled his one goal tally of last season in just his seventh game this term.

Too Good: Thomas Agyepong – A 72nd-minute substitute, the 21-year-old registered his first goal for new club Hibernian as they handed Dundee a 3-0 home defeat in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday. The winger is on loan from Manchester City.

Too Good: Frank Acheampong – Back in action after an eye problem, Acheampong continued just where he left off as he netted from the spot in Tianjin Teda’s 2-2 home draw with Beijing Renhe in the Chinese Super League on Sunday. It was the former Anderlecht winger’s 14th league goal of the season, nine more than his previous best tally in 2015-16.

Too Good: Richmond Boakye – It is now three goals in two Serbian league games for Richmond Boakye following his summer move from Chinese side Jiangsu Suning. The 25-year-old scored a 72nd-minute equalizer to help Red Star Belgrade snatch a 1-1 away draw with rivals Partizan on Sunday.

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