African footballers in Europe made their impact felt at their respective clubs during the weekend although the goals did not flow as expected.
In the Premier League, the absence of the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to a red probably contributed to Arsenal’s poor outcome at home against Sheffield United but Egyptian star Mohamed Salah brought some joy to many African fans, especially Liverpool supporters, when he netted the Reds’ second goal against Manchester United at the death of the England derby.
In Spain, Cameroon international Allan Nyom scored one of Getafe’s 3 goals against home team Leganes on Friday.
In the Netherlands, Senegalese 20-year-old midfielder Amadou Ciss found the consolation for his side Fortuna Sittard, who suffered a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Vitesse, whose Moroccan striker Oussama Tannane participated in their three-goal spree.
Also in the Eredivisie, another Morocco international Oussama Idrissi was on target for his side AZ Alkmaar but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 3-1 home setback against Willem II.
In Portugal, 21-year-old midfielder Zidane Banjaqui from Guinea Bissau scored one of his team Aves 3 goals at home against Portimonense.