Cameroon international Karl Toko Ekambi, who joined Lyon last week on loan from Villarreal, scored his first league goal against Toulouse on Sunday, with his teammate Ivory Coast international Maxwel Cornet also on target to hand their side a comfortable 3-0 at home
With the Premier League giving way for the FA Cup this weekend, African fans mostly turned their attention elsewhere in Europe for football action and they were not disappointed.
In France, where we have the highest concentration of African professionals, a couple of them always stand out each weekend like the just ended.
Tunisia veteran midfielder Wahbi Khazri scored a brace in his side, Saint-Etienne’s, 2-0 win over Nimes on Saturday, as Mama Balde from Guinea Bissau fetched consolation for Dijon who lost 2-1 to Montpellier.
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Metz pulled off a shock during the weekend with 1-0 away victory over Reims thanks to a 3rd minute strike from Senegal international Habib Diallo.
In the Netherlands, Algerian striker Oussama Darfalou sealed his side VVV-Venlo’s 2-1 away win against home team RKC Waalwijk in the Eredivisie.
In Belgium, Ivorian striker Anderson Niangbo contributed one goal to Gent’s 4-1 triumph over Genk in the First Division A.