Africa’s Top players who performed well this Past Weekend in Europe
Over the weekend, several African players showcased their impressive form for their respective teams across Europe, with high stakes such as league titles, continental competitions, and relegation battles on the line.
Ghanaian international, Inaki Williams, was in top form for Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, scoring both goals in their 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad, taking his season tally to eight goals. He has been in a purple patch of form, finding the back of the net in three consecutive games.
Moroccan midfielder, Selim Amallah, played a crucial role in Real Valladolid’s 2-1 away win against Villarreal, contributing with a goal and an assist. It was his second goal in as many games, showcasing his impact in his debut season in La Liga after joining from Standard Liege.
Burkinabe forward, Dango Ouattara, scored his maiden goal for Bournemouth in their thrilling 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur. His late goal in the 95th minute secured the win for Bournemouth, likely ensuring their Premier League status for next season.
Algerian international, Said Benrahma, converted a pressure penalty for West Ham as they came back from being two goals down against Arsenal to salvage a point. It was his ninth goal of the season in all competitions, highlighting his contribution to a West Ham side that has performed well in the UEFA Conference League.
Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, pulled one back for Leicester City in their match against Manchester City, scoring his fourth goal in the Premier League this season and seventh in all competitions. Despite the loss, Iheanacho’s goal showed his scoring prowess.
In Serie A, Nigerian star Cyril Dessers played a vital role in Cremonese’s 1-0 victory over Empoli as they fight to avoid relegation. Dessers scored the lone goal of the match just four minutes into the game, showcasing composure in front of the goal.
Overall, these African players displayed remarkable performances for their clubs, contributing to their teams’ success in various competitions and making a significant impact on the pitch.