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Ducor Sports Round -up of Abroad-Based African Players

In England, Andre Ayew netted for West Ham United but a Joshua King hat-trick was enough to do damage, earning Bournemouth all points on Saturday.

Idriss Gana Gueye joined the fray in the second-half as replacement for Mirallas in a duel where Everton made light work of Albion.

Jordan Ayew was put on in place of Llorent for Swansea City however, a brace from Senegal’s Oumar Niasse did the trick for Hull City.

In the Championship, on-fire Ivory Coast star Jonathan Kodjia was at it again, single-handedly winning the points for Aston Villa against 10-man Sheffield Wednesday. The 27-year-old is on fourteen goals in twenty-nine games he has so far featured in.

Mohamed Diame, who retired internationally with Senegal on Saturday, and Christian Atsu of Ghana got the nod from the start for leaders Newcastle but Fulham would bring the table-topping Benitez outfit back down to earth –beating them 3-1.


Nigeria’s Samuel Kalu Ojim and Mali’s Kalifa Coulibaly each scored for a tumbling Gent in an all Belgian Europa League derby against Genk last Thursday.

Genk carried the day on an impressive 5-2 win with three of their goals coming from Gambia’s Omar Colley and Tanzania’s Mbwama Ally Samatta who scored a brace.

Moving from Europa to First Division A in Belgium, Teranga Lions’ defender Serign Modou Kara Mbodji smacked in the final goal as Anderlecht slalomed past Waasland-Beveren to turn the heat on leaders, Club Brugge.

Ishak Belfodil of the Desert Foxes stood out for standard Leige, hammering in a brace to equalize after Nigeria-born Joseph Akpala initially raced KV Oostende ahead. Compatriot Samuel Kalu Ojim registered a goal as Gent beat Mechelen.

Veteran Senegal star M’Baye Leye is pushing his luck for the league golden boot after scoring his eleventh of the season –plundering in a brace in Zulte-Wargem’s thrashing of AS Eupen. The 32-year-old is eight goals shy of catching up with top goal-poacher Teodorczyk who is on nineteen.

Wrapping up with the Belgian division, African duo Omar Colley and Tanzania’s Samatta turned on the act again on Sunday afternoon, with each scoring in on-form Genk’s 4-0 walloping of Westerlo.


Salomon Kalou took eleven minutes to break the deadlock in Hertha’s game against a losing Dortmund. Gabon’s Aubameyang halved the deficit but it was too late for Dortmund as Plattenhadt plastered in the winner.

Morocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz banged in his 9th of the season in seventeen games, scoring the consolation goal as St Pauli lost to Union Berlin in a battle of former Bundesliga sides, in the second tier.

Senegal’s Lamine Sane was again a regular in Werder Bremen’s game against a free faltering Bayer Leverkusen.

Algeria’s Bentaleb and Cameroon’s Choupo-Moting starred in Schalke 04’s win over Augsburg at the Veltins Arena in the Bundesliga.


Zimbabwe’s Marvelous Nakamba brought an end to his 23-game goalless run with the Warrior scoring in Vitesse’s win over Sparta Rotterdam.

Elsewhere at Denventer, PSV sailed over Go Ahead Eagles despite Ghana’s Elvis Manu scoring an equalizing goal earlier.

In faraway Kerkrade, Nigeria’s Abdul Ajagun started the rout with the game’s opener in Roda Jc’s trouncing of Groningen.


Kevin Prince Boateng turned provider for Las Palmas’s first goal but Espanyol would win 4-3 in a seven-goal-thriller.

Lacine Traore was left unused on the substitutes’ bench as Sporting Gijon got held by Valencia while Morocco’s defender Zouhair Feddal poked in a goal for Deportivo Alvares.


Cameroon’s Sutchuin- Djoum grabbed the opening goal as Hearts thumped Hamilton Academical 4-0.

In Turkey, Nigeria’s Aminu Umar scored a last-gasp effort to pull Osmanlispor on level with Bursaspor in the Super Lig.


Dakar-born Isiar Dia found the back of the net in Nancy’s loss to fellow strugglers Lille.

Burkina Faso’s Prejuce Niguimbe Nakoulma was a hit for Nantes in another Ligue One show, managing to pull off a brace as teammate Sala slammed home the winning goal.

Benin’s Steve Munie and Algeria’s Boudebouz fired for Montpellier but Nantes would run out victors.

Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr increased his goal tally to two with Metz’s opening goal against St Etienne on Sunday.


Ghana’s Sulley Muntari came off the bench to grab a consolation goal as Pescara got beat 3-1 by Udinese.



Featured photo: Andre Ayew was on the scoresheet for West Ham United. (Getty Images)

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