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Tagoe continues to shine as stars excel

Prince Tagoe underlined his status as the most in-form Ghanaian player abroad with another goal for Partizan Belgrade on a weekend when the Ayew brothers stole the show too in France.

Tagoe, on loan from Hoffenheim, had struggled for goals at club level since his move to Germany, but the move to Serbia has breathed new life into his career and he now has four goals in three games.

He struck on 53 minutes in his home debut to help the club to a 2-1 win against city rivals OFK Belgrade.

It’s the sort of form that has delighted Ghana boss Goran Stevanovic ahead of a key Nations Cup qualifying fixture against Congo at the end of the month but Tagoe’s compatriot who will also play a part in that game Dominic Adiyiah was an unused substitute.

Before Tagoe’s goal in Serbia, the Ayew brothers had played a huge part in helping Olympic Marseille close the gap on joint French league leaders Lille and Stade Rennes to just one point with a 2-0 away win against the former.

Andre Ayew who enjoyed another fine evening out wide on the left for Marseille set Loic Remy up for the opening goal before his brother Jordan, a 71st minute substitute selflessly teed up Lucho Gonzalez to make the points safe for Marseille.

John Boye who Rennes fell on when injury ravaged their defence was only on the bench this time.

In France, Kwame Quansah was on the scoresheet as Heracle Almeo beat Excelsior Rotterdam 4-1 at home.

There were no Ghanaian goals in Germany, but plenty for some of the country’s players based there to be happy about. Defender Isaac Vorsah played the full game and helped Hoffenheim bring the Borrusia Dortmund train to a grinding halt with a 1-0 win after the Budesliga leaders had swept all before them in previous games.

Elsewhere, midfielder Anthony Annan also played the full game for Schalke who beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 to ease fears that they will be involved in a relegation scrap in the final weeks of the season.

Annan’s Black Stars teammate Hans Sarpei who was on hand for Schalke in their midweek champions league game did not make the side this time.

Source: Kickoff