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Ducor Sports Round Up of African Players Abroad

In England, Mohammed Sallah scored Liverpool’s lone goal as the reds were forced to a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stanford Bridge. It was Sallah’s 10th league goal of the season. Sadio Mane, also of Liverpool came off the bench in the 89th minute after William scored the equalizer.

Cameroon defender Allan Nyom was booked (yellow card) in West Brom’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham. Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier was left on the bench as an unused substitute.

At the St. James Park, Mohamed Diamé of Senegal played 69 minutes for Newcastle as they lost 3-0 to Watford.

It was a comfortable afternoon for Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium after a thrilling 4-1 victory over Everton that had defender Idrissa Gueye of Senegal.

Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi was part of Coach Arsène Wenger’s starting lineup on Sunday as the Gunners narrowly defeated Burnley 1-0.

Benin striker Steve Mounié was introduced in the 86th minute for Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s stadium against league leaders Manchester City. City came from 1-0 down to secure a 2-1 victory.


Ghana’s defender Thomas Partey stood in the right-back position for Atletico Madrid on Saturday after thrashing Levante 5-0 at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia.

Sevilla maintained the same come-back spirit after overturning a 2-0 scoreline to punish Villarreal. Congo DR’s Cédric Bakambu scored the opener for Villarreal in the 19th minute.

Over to Germany, African Player of the Year Nominee Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the back of the net again and provided an assist in Dortmund’s frustrating 4-4 draw with Schalke 04.

Unused substitute Ebenezer Ofori of Ghana was the victor against Senegal’s Salif Sané and Togo’s Ihlas Bebou.

Naby Keïta made it two goals from his last two games after scoring the opening goal for Red Bull Leipzig as his side grasped a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen, a defeat suffered by Senegal’s Ludovic Sané.

Nabil Bentaleb of Algeria netted from the spot-kick as Schalke gave last season’s revelations RB Leipzig, a 2-0 beating in which Guinea’s Naby Deco Keita got booked.

Bayer Leverkusen closed the gap to one point behind Dortmund after a 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng was the defensive midfielder for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Now to Italy where Senegal’s Ibrahima M’baye and Nigeria’s Orji Okwonkwo both scored a goal apiece for Bologna as they crushed Sampdoria 3-0. Ghana’s Godfred Donsah and Algeria’s Saphir Taïder also played a crucial role in the 3-0 win.

Senegal’s shot-stopper Alfred Gomis was between the goalposts for SPAL as they were defeated 2-1 by Chievo.

Khouma Babacar of Senegal rescued Fiorentina as the 24-year-old came off the bench to score a late equalizer in the 90+4 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Lazio.

Napoli returned to the top of Serie A table after 1-0 win away to Udinese. Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Guinea’s Amadou Diawara formed part of the Napoli’s line up.

Medhi Benatia of Morocco scored the final goal for Juventus after edging out Crotone 3-0 to recover from their last match defeat.

Switching now to France, French-born Tunisian midfielder Wahbi Khazri was the hero for Rennes against Nantes. He scored a brace in the 51st and 88th minutes respectively.

Bordeaux suffered a 1-0 defeat against Caen. Six African players including Senegal’s Adama Mbengue, Morocco’s Youssef Aït Bennasser, Congo DR’s Michaël Nkololo, Guinea’s Baïssama Sankoh and Ivorian duo Christian Yao and Ismaël Diomande were part of the winning side.



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