Ghanaian trio Andy Yiadom, Baba Rahman and Kelvin Abrefa have suffered relegation with Reading in the English Football League (EFL) Championship.
Relegation was confirmed for Reading after Huddersfield defeated Premier League promoters Sheffield United 1-0 on Thursday evening at the John Smith’s Stadium in the outstanding Matchweek 44 clash.
With only a game to end the season, the result means Huddersfield increase their points tally to 50, maintaining their status in the league for another season while Reading remain stacked in the relegation zone with 44 points, 4 points behind 21st placed Cardiff, confirming their demotion to League One.
The Royals are relegated.— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) May 4, 2023
We will fight another day and we will rise again.
But right now, it hurts. Fans, staff, players all hurting.
You have always been there…in the good times and the bad.
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Having been play-off contenders at the turn of the year, Reading have endured a torrid run, winning only two games in 2023. The club’s wounds was compounded in April when the EFL docked them six points for breaching the terms of a business plan to manage their spending.
Despite Reading’s failure, Baba Rahman, Andy Yiadom and Kelvin Abrefa enjoyed relatively good seasons.
Baba Rahman who’s on loan from Chelsea made 18 league appearances for the Royals, with his last appearance coming in mid February due to an injury.
Andy Yiadom on the other hand made 40 league appearances, while 19-year old Kelvin Abrefa who was handed his senior Reading debut this season and was a member of the team that represented Ghana at the 2022 Toulon tournament in France made 7 appearances.