Football: African tour of Europe

06.10.2019; Zuerich; FUSSBALL SUPER LEAGUE - FC Zuerich - BSC Young Boys, Jubel Assan Ceesay (Zuerich), der Ausgleich wird von VAR annuliert; (Claudio Thoma/freshfocus)
Football: African tour of Europe

Gambia's Assan Ceesay has scored four goals in the Swiss league in a rare achievement. This is the most significant achievement for an African player in Europe in the first weekend of October, outside the top five.

Belgium (day 10): Kortrijk (8th) was held by Charleroi (2-2), despite goals from Comorian Faïz Selemani (penalty) and Moroccan Rachid Alioui. Ostend (10th) got a point at Sint-Truiden (1-1), thanks to a new goal from Senegalese Makhtar Gueye.

Turkey (matchday 8): Giresunspor (19th), who are struggling in the standings, won 1-0 at Izmir against Göztepe thanks to a penalty from Mali's Fousseni Diabaté. Egyptian striker Mostafa Mohamed scored twice to help eighth-placed Galatasaray to a 3-2 win at Rizespor. Fourth-placed Hatayspor won 2-0 at Yeni Malatyaspor, with Moroccan Ayoub El Kaabi and Liberian Mohamed Kamara playing a key role. Gaziantep (12th) easily beat Altay Izmir (4-1) with a goal from Malian Nouha Dicko.

Switzerland (Matchday 9): Young Boys Berne put on an impressive attacking display at Servette Geneva (6-0). Cameroonian Nicolas Ngamaleu scored a penalty and Ivorian Wilfried Kanga scored twice. Algerian Mohamed Amoura opened his account by scoring one of two goals for FC Lugano (4th) against Lausanne Sport (2-0). Senegalese Mamadou Kaly Séné scored twice in Grasshopper Zürich's 5-2 win over FC St Gallen. But the best performance of the weekend came from Gambia's Assan Ceesay, who scored four of the six goals for third-placed FC Zürich against FC Sion (6-2).

Sweden (round 22): Ghanaian Sadat Karim earned Halmstads BK a point against Oestersunds (1-1). Häcken (8th) won (2-1) at Örebro thanks to a goal from Godswil Ekpolo.

Azerbaijan (matchday 6): Leaders of the Azeri championship, Neftchi Baku won without forcing their way to a 3-1 victory at Sabail, with Nigerian Yusuf Lawal scoring.

Belarus (matchday 25): Isloch (8th) clearly dominated Vitebsk (4-0) away from home, with a goal from Ivan Dibango of Cameroon.

Bulgaria (Matchday 10): Mauritania's Oumar Camara gave sixth-placed Beroe Stara Zagora a short but valuable 1-0 win over Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

Croatia (matchday 10): Rijeka (1st) won (6-3) at Istra, and Ghanaian Prince Ampem scored another goal in the league.

Czech Republic (Matchday 10): Seventh-placed Ceske Budejovice beat Pardubice 3-1, with Nigerian striker Fortune Bassey scoring the winner.

Georgia (Matchday 28): Ghanaian Barnes Oseil scored a goal to help Dinamo Tblisi to a 2-2 draw at Samgurali.

Israel (Matchday 5): Hapoel Nof HaGallil, the revelation of the season, held Hapoel Tel Aviv to a draw. Luwagga Kizito of Uganda scored his first league goal in the process.

Kazakhstan (Matchday 23): Ivorian Moussa Kone scored one of two goals for FC Kyzylzhar at Kaspiyi Aktau (2-1).

Latvia (Matchday 25): Cameroonian Léonel Wamba earned FK Spartaks (5th) a point against Riga FC (1-1), while Nigerian Dele Israel scored one of two goals for BFC Daugavpils at FS Metta/LU (2-2).

Moldova (matchday 12): Four days after beating Real Madrid in the Champions League (2-1), FC Sheriff Tiraspol (3rd) won (1-0) at Milsami Orhei, thanks to Adama Traoré from Mali. Zaria Balti (4th) beat Zimbru Chisinau (2-1), thanks in particular to a goal by Nigerian Emmanuel Alaribe.

Northern Macedonia (Matchday 9): Shkupi consolidated their position at the top of the table by beating Rabotnicki (2-0), with a goal from Nigerian Sunday Adetunji.

Norway (Matchday 21): Sarpsborg, fighting for survival, won 2-1 at Lilleströem, with Malian Ibrahima Koné contributing a goal.

Serbia (matchday 11): A penalty from the inevitable Cape Verdean Ricardo Gomes proved enough for Partizan Belgrade to win 1-0 away to Napredak.

Slovakia (Matchday 10): First-placed Slovan Bratislava won 5-1 at FK Pohronie. The Nigerian Ezekiel Henty scored his third goal in the league and eighth of the season. The Congolese Yhoan Andzouana took part in DAC Dunajska Streda's spectacular 4-2 win over Zlate Moravce.

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