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Ducor Sports Round Up of African Players in Diaspora


Cameroon’s Allan Nyom featured in Westbromwich Albion’s 2-1 defeat to AFC Bournemouth while Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Zaha took part in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Idris Gana Gueye won the all Senegalese derby against compatriot Badou N’Diaye in Everton’s thumping of Stoke City.

Elsewhere, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah netted his twenty-eighth goal of the season in twenty-eight starts for Liverpool as he thundered in four goals almost single-handedly downing Watford in Liverpool’s 5-0 obliterating of The Hornets.

In Midland, DR Congo’s striker Ben Afobe struck the net twice in table-topping Wolverhampton’s 3-1 smacking of Burton Albion in the English championship.


In Germany, Ghana’s Kevin Boateng plundered in his sixth of the ongoing campaign as Eintracht Frankfurt walloped Mainz 3-0.

Algeria’s Ishak Belfodil also got his name on the score sheet as Werder Bremen walked over Augsburg.

Belfodil first chipped in a brilliant effort after only six minutes ticked before adding another five minutes from break. Khediera halved the deficit for 10th-placed Augsburg but Kruse put results beyond their reach with a last-gasp dinking with eight minutes left on the clock.

Salomon Kalou climbed off the substitutes’ bench to bang in his tenth goal in what was also a match-winner as Hertha BSC swaggered over Hamburg.

Guinea’s Naby Deco Keita also found back of the net for RB in the shock 2-1 win over leaders Bayern Munich.


Ivory Coast’s Sekou Fofana scored his debut goal in the Serie A in Udinese’s match against Sassuolo on Saturday. Kwadwo Asamoah of Ghana earned a starting spot in Juve’s goalless stalemate with SPAL.


Indomitable Lions’ star man in attack Toko Ekambi grabbed his sixteenth goal of the season in Angers SCO 3-0 routing of Caen, making him Africa’s highest goal-getter in the French Ligue Une.

In another Ligue Une match, South Africa Lebo Mothiba watched his early goal for Lille reduced to a consolation after Monaco hit back with two goals.

Senegal’s Ismailar Sarr and ex-France skipper Gourcuff each slammed in a goal as Rennes eased past Bordeaux 2-0.

In the schedule featuring Armiens SC and Troyes, Mali’s Adama Niane and Senegal’s Moussa Konate got their names on the scoreboard in what eventually ended a draw.

The Elephants’ Giovanni Yann Sio bulleted in Montpellier’s second goal in the two-all tie with Dijon.

Burkina Faso’s Steeve Yago inadvertently turned the ball into his own net earning Strasbourg a share of the spoils.


Soulayemane Doukara of Senegal got on the score sheet for Antalyspor in their 3-2 narrow triumph over Kasimpasa as well as his countryman Demba Ba. The former Chelsea man is on five goals in six matches and turned on the style to score a late effort for Gotztepe who were initially trailing a goal down.

Over to Konya, Samuel Eto’o secured the opener as teammate Jahovic doubled the advantage to assure bottom-placed Konyaspor a 2-0 lead on Saturday.


Ghana’s Emmanuel Hackman was handed his 20th appearance in Portimonense’s 1-1 tie with Vitoria Setubal. At the Estdaio Cardoso, Cameroon’s Diederrick Joel was the match winner, netting twice in Maritimo’s slender 2-1 whacking of Tondela.

Compatriot Aboubakar Vincent made it from the starting line up in Porto’s humbling of Gambia international Yusupha Njie’s Boavista. Njie had to be subbed out nine minutes from game’s end following an injury he picked up.


Featured Photo: Courtesy of Eurosports

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