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Ducor Sports African Players Abroad Weekend Round-up


Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi both featured in Saturday’s one-sided but anticipated clash as the former who was subbed with two minutes from time, walked away on top as Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-1.

Lamin Kone and Gabon’s Ndong each scored as bottom-placed Sunderland thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 in a fight from relegation match.

Benik Afobe had a seven-minute cameo as Bournemouth fell to Everton whose striker Lomalu Lukaku scored four times. Idriss Gana Gueye was on the bench for the Toffees.

Senegal pair Momar Ndiaye and Oumar Niasse combined to shred Liverpool’s title hopes with each scoring a goal as Hull City won 2-0 while Joel Matip started Liverpool’s defense.

Chiekh Kouyate and Algeria’s Feghouli started but were subbed out later in West Ham United’s win over Southampton.

Isaac Success, the sole Nigerian in Watford’s set up following the sale of Ighalo to China, had a ten-minute run in his club’s 2-1 win over Burnley.

Allan Romeo Nyom spread out at left-back in West Bromwich’s downing of Mame Biram Diouf’s 11th -placed Stoke City.

Victor Wanyama held down the midfield for second-placed Tottenham who labored past Boro 1-0.

New striker, Gabriel Jesus stole the show but Yaya Toure still performed as City held back Swansea.


Algeria’s Bentaleb took charge of a midfield that aided Schalke tie with leaders, Bayern in a game Cameroon striker Choupo-Moting played after coming off the bench.

Salomon Kalou’s Hertha BSC went home with the lead. Aubamayeng scored his 17th goal in 17 starts as Dortmund applied the brakes on second-placed RB Leipzig’s fine streak, subjecting the Red Bulls-sponsored side to its third defeat of the season.

Aubamayeng remains Bundesliga’s top scorer with 17 goals, two ahead of Bayern’s Lewandowski.

Lamine Sane of Senegal formed the backline while Gambia’s refugee-turned professional footballer Ousman Manneh warmed the bench as Werder Bremen slipped to Augsburg.


Guinea’s Amadou Diawara along with Algeria’s Ghoulam formed part of the Napoli team that whitewashed Bologna 7-1 to turn the pressure on table leaders, Juventus.

Balde Diao Keita bagged his sixth of the season as Lazio tore apart Pescara 6-2. Libya’s Ahmed Benali scored but it counted for little for a losing Pescara. Sulley Ali Muntari made his 90-minute debut for basement occupiers Pescara after transferring from Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad.

23-year-old Joseph Alfred Duncan started as Sassuolo beat compatriot Coffie’s Genoa 1-0. Up-and-coming Senegal starlet, Assane El Hadji played in midfield as Empoli drew Torino


Idriss Carlos Kameni stood between the sticks but Piatti scored anyway as Espanyol took home all points.

Cederic Bakambu came off the bench in Villareal’s 1-1 draw with Sevilla. Ivory Coast’s Lacina Traore went into the referee’s book in Sporting Gijon’s defeat to Deportivo Alaves.


Younousse Sankare of Senegal joined the fray but it was Giovabbi-Guy Yanni Sio and Rennes who have their stars to thank after playmaker, Gourcuff plundered a last-gasp equalizing goal to force a share of points.

Ghana duo, Wakaso and Abdul Wajeeb Waris featured for bottom-placed Loreint. Waris, the club’s highest goal scorer, wasn’t on the score sheet this time but lone striker Aliadiere stepped up to earn the side a narrow 1-0 win.

Benin’s Steve Bounie scored both goals in Montpillier’s 2-1 win over 10-man Bastia. Ivory Coast’s Aurier was on show for PSG who downed Abeid’s Dijon.


Morocco’s Adnane Tighadouini scored the opening goal in Vitesse’s 2-0 win over Ado Den Haag in the Dutch League.

Ghana’s Elvis Manu grabbed his debut goal of the season but would miss the coming game due to accumulation of cards during Go Ahead eagles’ 2-1 triumph over NEC.

Imoh Fred Friday netted for AZ, scoring twice but PSV still prevailed after a final 4-2 score.

Angola’s Alfredo Kulembe Ribiero took part in Excelsior’s one-all tie with Groningen. Elsewhere Cameroon’s Onana Andre denied Roda JC throughout as Ajax secured all points on a 2-0 score.

Guinea’s Mathias Pogba struck the back of the net twice in Sparta Rotterdam’s in 3-2 defeat to Zwolle.

Morocco’s EL Ahmadi was a part of leaders Feyenoord’s winning team over Twente.



Featured photo: Joel Matip’s title jopes were shredded by Hull City. (BPI/Richard Lee)

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