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Ghana watch: Twumasi, Boakye-Yiadom feature in Europa League

Friday 3rd November , 2017 6:12 am
Patrick Twumasi
Patrick Twumasi

Black Stars forward Patrick Twumasi scored the only goal for Astana in last night’s Europa League match away to Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel.

Twumasi found the net in the 57th minute to give Astana all three points and second place in Group A.

Richmond Boakye-Yiadom played 90 minutes for Red Star Belgrade in their goalless draw with Arsenal in London.

The player missed two good chances on the break in the 45th and 80th minutes respectively.

Red Star Belgrade's Ghanaian striker Richmond Boakye (L) reacts to a missed oppurtuniy at goal as Red Star Belgrade's Gabonese midfielder Guelor Kanga looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade at The Emirates Stadium in London on November 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Red Star Belgrade’s Ghanaian striker Richmond Boakye (L) reacts to a missed opportuniy at goal as Red Star Belgrade’s Gabonese midfielder Guelor Kanga looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade at The Emirates Stadium in London on November 2, 2017. (Photo credit: Ben STANSALL/AFP/ Getty Images)

He thanked the team’s fans who were in London to support them through the match.

Alhassan Wakaso also saw 90 minutes for Portuguese side, Vitoria Guimaraes, as they best Marseille 1-0.

The highlight of the match, though, was Patrice Evra’s sending off during the warm-up for aiming a kick at a Marseille fan in the midst of an altercation.

Other Ghanaian players who played in the Europa League on Thursday were Kassim Nuhu of Young Boys of Switzerland and Kadiri Mohammed of Austria Vienna.

Both players lasted the full length of their respective matches.

Earlier this week, Patrick Twumasi, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and Kassim Nuhu were given call-ups to the Black Stars team to face Egypt on November 12 in Cape Coast in the World Cup qualifiers.

 

 

 

By: Citi Sports

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