Ducor Sports Weekend Round-up of African Players Abroad
In France Clinto N’jie grabbed his fourth goal of the season after scoring the opener in Marseille’s 2-0 win over Rennes. It was the Cameroon star’s first match for Marseille since returning from the AFCON tournament in Gabon.
Mali’s Cheikh Tidiane Diabate was hero of the night when he scored from the spot-kick to force a 1-1 draw with Nantes at the Stade Saint- Symphorien.
Guinea’s Francois Kamano plundered in his sixth goal in Bordeaux’s 3-0 mauling of Gunigamp.
It’s two goals in two games for fast-rising Benin starlet, Steve Mounie, scoring in Montpellier’s tussle against St Etienne.
Syli Nationale’s Naby Deco Keita starred for second-placed RB Leipzig in the win over Borussia M’gladbach.
While the EPL is on break till Saturday 25th, the English second tier was in full sig as Equatorial Guinea’s Emilio Lopez and Guinea’s Idrissa Sylla each scored with the latter’s QPR emerging victors in a 4-1 win.
It was an outing without a goal for Aubamayeng as Dortmund shipped three past Wolfsburg.
Salomon Kalou also had a similar run in Hertha BSC’s 1-1 draw with leaders Bayern. Lwandowski’s last-gasp goal spared Ancelotti’s charges of its blushes.
Elsewhere, Cameroon’s Marvin Matip was in the heart of things in what was his 21st appearance this ongoing season as second-from-bottom, Ingolstadt sent fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt packing.
Gambian Bakary Jatta’s wait for his Bundesliga debut continues once more as the starlet was left on the bench again in Hamburg’s 2-2 stalemate with Freiburg.
Guinea-Bissau’s star player, Carlos Apna Embalo came off the bench for Palermo but Kwadwo Asamaoh’s Juventus still secured the bragging rights on a 4-1 result.
Balde Diao Keita was the difference-maker after being introduced in the second period, scoring ten minutes from time to earn Lazio a vital win.
Libya’s Ahmed Benali is on a terrific run in his first Serie A season, grabbing his fifth goal of the campaign scoring the third in bottom-rocked Pescara’s rare 5-0 triumph over Genoa.
Mohammed Salah of Egypt notched in his eighth of the season in Roma’s league contest against Torino.
Papa Kouly Diop got booked in Espanyol’s 2-0 loss to table-topping Real Madrid. Ghana’s Partey was a second-half substitute in Atletico Madrid’s win over Sporting Gijon.
South Africa’s Mokotjo Kamohelo was a crucial inclusion in Twente FC’s squad that beat Heerenvereen.
PSV dominated Taiwo Micheal Awoniyi’s NEC in another Eredivisie league schedule. The Nigerian impotently watched on from the bench without minutes on the field.
Angola’s Fredy Kulembe also played no part in Excelsior’s 4-0 defeat to Heracles at the Polman Stadion.
Morocco’s Karim Al Aroos secured the sole goal that won leaders Feyenoord all points when they beat bottom-placed Ado Den Haag.
Nigeria’s Ighodaro Osaguona over the weekend netted his first Pro League goal in Mechelen’s 3-0 battering of Lokeren.
Silvere Ganvoula M’boussy of Congo is having a promising season with the 20-year-old already on eight goals in the twenty-two games he has played for Westerlo so far. Despite scoring last Friday, his club failed to pull together letting an early lead slip out of their grip as leaders Club Brugge launched a come back to score twice.
Senegal’s Moussa Wague secured the winner for AS Eupen with the lone goal enough to do damage on Kortrijk.
Teranga Lions’ veteran M’bye Leye and compatriot Babacar Gueye each scored as Zulte-Waregem rode over St Truiden.
Algeria’s Sofiane Hanni, attacking midfielder for Anderlecht, smacked in the opening goal as the Royal Sporting club sailed over KV Oostende on Sunday.
Gambia’s Ibou Sawaneh goal for SV Roeselare wasn’t enough as Antwerp rallied late to snatch the points in the second tier.
Featured photo: Clinto N’jie scored for Marseille. (GETTY IMAGES)