Eight Ghanaian players suffer Europa League elimination

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Games are coming in thick and fast as we gear towards the group stages of the 2020/21 Uefa Europa league.

The third qualifying round for the group stage took place on Wednesday, 23 September and Thursday, 24 September, with 35 games taking place across the various match centers.

9 Ghanaian players were involved, with just 1 of them enjoying success.

Mahamashaibu.com brings you up to speed with a comprehensive coverage of the performance of all Ghanaian players who participated in the qualifiers.

1. Bismark Adjei-Boateng (KuPS)

Bismark Adjei-Boateng played full throttle for KuPS as they defeated Lithuanian fold FK Suduva 2-0 to seal a place in the next qualifying round of the Europa league.

Rangel and Igors Tarasovs grabbed the goals for KuPS.

2. Bernard Mensah (Besiktas)

Besiktas after drawing 1-1 in 90 minutes and Extra time lost 4-2 on penalties to Rio Ave. Besiktas opened the scoring in the 15th minute through Guven Yalcin, Bruno Moreira scored in the 85th minute to level matters for Rio Ave.

Bernard Mensah came on in the 72nd minute. He took the first spot kick for Besiktas and converted it.

3. Reuben Acquah (Lokomotiva Zagreb)

Reuben Acquah’s Lokomotiva Zagreb were pulverized 5-0 by Swedish Champions Malmo. A brace from Isaac Kiese Thelin, a goal each from Adi Nalic, Eric Larsson and Soren Rieks gave Malmo the victory.

Rueben Acquah made a brief appearance for Lokomotiva Zagreb.

4. Lawrence Ati, Kwadwo Duah, Musah Nuhu (St. Gallen)

St. Gallen were denied the opportunity of playing in the group stages of the 2020/21 Uefa Europa league after they suffered a 1-0 victory to Greek side AEK Athens.

Lawrence played full throttle and saved a penalty in the 71st minute but wasn’t able to save the rebound which resulted in the only goal of the encounter scored by Nelson Oliveira.

Kwadwo Duah saw 62 minutes of action, whiles Musah Nuhu didn’t make the match day squad for St. Gallen.

5. Arago Jamal (FC Drita)

Goals from Pawel Wszolek and Tomas Pekhart handed Legia Warszawa a 2-0 victory against Kosovo side FC Drita.

Arago Jamal watched the entire game on the bench for Drita.

6. John Yeboah and Kwasi Okyere-Wriedt (Willem II)

Willem II lost heavily to Steven Gerrard’s Rangers. James Tavernier, Ryan Kent and a brace from Filip Helander handed Rangers the victory.

John Yeboah came on in the 60th minute, whiles Kwasi Okyere-Wriedt, who’s still out nursing an injury didn’t feature.

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