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Ducor Sports Weekend Round-up of African Players Abroad

Starting off from the English Premier League, Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa scored the equalizer in Leicester’s 1-1 draw at the White Hart Lane. He helped the Champions earn an important point away from home. Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez for Leicester and Kenya’s Victor Wanyama for Tottenham were also part of the game.

At Chelsea, Victor Moses looked untroubled as they registered an easy 2-0 win over Southampton, he has now made four consecutive Premier League starts and looks comfortable in his new right back position. The Nigerian was also called up for the national team over the weekend despite accusations that he feigned an injury to miss Nigeria’s clash against Zambia. Also part of the game was Moroccan Sofiane Boufal who came off the Southampton bench to play half an hour of the match.

Going to the Liverpool game, Cameroonian Defender Joel Matip was on target for the Reds as they continued to prove they are title contenders in the 4-2 win against Crystal Palace.  The 25-year old who joined Liverpool for free has been phenomenon in the 8 games he’s played for Reds this season.

In London, Congolese Yannick Bolaise and Gana Gueye helped Everton end their five game winless stretch in the 2-0 win over West Ham. West Ham’s Senegalise international Chiekhou Kouyate, Ghanian Andre Ayew and Sofiane Fehouli were also part of the game. Bolaise was replaced by Phil Jagielka in the 83rd minute after setting up Lukaku’s first with a delightful pass.


Bolaise set up Lukaku’s First Goal. (Photo from Getty Images.)

 At Watford, Nigeria’s Odion Jude Ighalo was part of Watford’s 1-0 win over Hull City that took them to seventh place on 15 points.

Heading to Germany, Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang’s Borrusia Dortmund dropped to six place after they were held to 0-0 draw by Algeria’s Nabil Bantaleb of Schalke 04.

Gambian Bakery Jattam saw his Hamburger side down to ten men and trailing 1-0 against FC Cologne in the 58th minute. They lost the game 3-0 with a hat trick from Anthony Modeste.

His international team mate Ousmane Manneh (Werder Bremen) was penalized for pulling back his opponent in the box. The referee gave a penalty kick to Freiburg who made it 2-0 from the spot-kick. Freiburg won the game 3-1.

Heading to France, Giovanni Sio played 76 minutes for Rennes in the 1-0 loss to Nice with both Kermit Erasmus (South Africa) and Rami Bensebaini (Algeria) coming off the bench for the winning side.

Metz who have Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Georges Constant Mandjeck (both Cameroon), Cheick Doukoure (Ivory Coast) and Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) also dropped to 13th after the entertaining 1-0 loss to Stade Rennais.

Heading on to Russia, UFA’s Nigeria duo of Sylvester Ighoun and Kehinde Faiti didn’t disappoint scoring twice in the 2-0 win against Arsenal Tula.

Rizespor’s Leonard Kweuke (Cameroon) scored a brace in a 2-2 draw against Trabzonspor in a Turkish top-flight game. They now move to 12th, they face bottom placed Adanaspor on 6th November.

Ending with Spain, Moroccan Zouhair Feddal of Alaves scored his first ever goal against Real Madrid in the seventh minute of the game. Despite finally losing 4-1, the sweet finish is surely a moment for him to remember.


Featured Photo: Ahmed Musa Scored the Equalizer for Champions Leicester in the 1-1 Draw. (Photo from Getty Images)

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