Football: Africa - Europe tour

Paul Onuachu, auteur d'un triplé pour Genk.
Football: Africa - Europe tour

Paul Onuachu scored all three goals for Genk. Makhtar Guèye, Ricardo Gomes and Kaly Sané each scored twice. Noussaïr Mazraoui contributed to Ajax Amsterdam's new attacking festival... Sport News Africa rounds up the performances of African players playing in European leagues outside the top five.

Belgium (day 9) : Paul Onuachu scored all three goals for Genk, including one from the penalty spot, against Seraing. The Nigerian could even have scored four goals had he not missed a penalty. Ostend (10th) were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Anderlecht, despite a double from Senegalese Makhtar Gueye. Eupen, surprisingly second, won easily at Beerschot Antwerp (3-0), with a goal from Congolese Edo Kayembe (DRC). Finally, Sint-Truiden (8th) beat Standard Liege 2-1 on their travels, with a goal from Guinean Mory Konate.

Netherlands (Matchday 7): Ajax Amsterdam (1st) continue to win and score goals. The Lancers took advantage of the reception of FC Groningen to win easily (3-0), and the Moroccan Noussaiïr Mazraoui took part. His compatriot Zakaria Aboukhal scored one of AZ Alkmaar's five goals (11th) against Go Ahead Eagles (5-0). Sierra Leone's Alex Bangura also scored in Cambuur's seventh-placed side's emphatic win over Sparta Rotterdam. Fifth-placed FC Utrecht crushed PEC Zwolle 5-1, with two African players scoring, Moussa Sylla of Mali and Mimoun Mahi of Morocco.

Turkey (day 7): Giresunspor (19th) and Kayserispor (8th) failed to break the deadlock (1-1). Malian Fousseni Diabate scored for the hosts, Ghanaian Joseph Attamah scored for the visitors. Adana Demirspor (12th) clearly beat Gaziantep FK (4-0), with a penalty from Congolese (DRC) Britt Assombalonga.

Switzerland (day 8): Senegalese Kaly Séné scored twice as Grasshoper Zürich (6th) beat FC Sion (3-1). Lugano (5th) won (3-2) in Lucerne, with a goal from Ghanaian Asumak Abubakar-Ankrah.

Ukraine (matchday 9): Shakhtar Donetsk (2nd) reassured themselves by beating Veres Rivne 4-0 in the Championship before hosting Inter Milan. The Burkinabe striker Lassina Traoré scored his team's fourth goal of the season.

Sweden (Matchday 21): Djurgaarden won 3-0 at Oestersunds, with a goal from Zambian Edward Chilufya. Fourth-placed IFK Norrköping beat Varbergs 2-1, with Nigerian Samuel Adegbenro contributing a goal. Nigeria's Akinkunmi and Côte d'Ivoire's Aziz Mohammed played a big part in sixth-placed Hammarby's 3-0 win over IFK Gothenburg.

Greece (Matchday 4): Olympiakos Piraeus (1st) were able to count on Guinean Aguibou Camara to win (2-0) at Asteras Tripolis.

Norway (Matchday 20): Stromgodset (8th) had no trouble getting past Sarpsborg (5-0). Nigerians Jordan Kadiri and Jack Ipalibo each scored a goal in the win.

Belarus (Matchday 24): Third-placed Dinamo Minsk enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 win at FC Smorgon. Ivorian Jean Morel Poé scored twice in the match.

Azerbaijan (Matchday 5): Guinea's Mamadou Kané scored one of the two goals as Neftchi Baku beat Sabah 2-1 at home.

Hungary (Matchday 7): In a Budapest derby, third-placed Ferenvvaros beat Ujpest 3-1, thanks to a goal from Moroccan Ryan Mmaee.

Georgia (round 26): Togolese Simon Gbegnon scored one of Dinamo Tblissi's five goals against Samtredia (5-1). Guinea's Usmane Kamara helped fourth-placed Dila Gori to a 2-0 win at Telavi.

Serbia (Matchday 10): League leaders Partizan Belgrade beat Spartak Subotica 5-0, with Cape Verdean Ricardo Gomès scoring twice. Red Star Belgrade beat Novi Pazar 4-0, with Ivorian Sékou Sanogo scoring the team's third goal.

Romania (Matchday 10): Cameroon's Joyskim Tchakounté scored a late equaliser to give second-placed Botosani a point against U Craiova 1948 (12th), who had opened the scoring thanks to Ivorian Sékou Sidibé.

Malta (matchday 5): Hamrun Spartans (5th) beat FC Floriana 2-1, thanks to Ghanaian Isaac Ntow and Nigerian Franklin Sasere.

Kazakhstan (round 22): Aktobe (8th) beat Zhetysu (2-0). The Cameroonian Hervaine Moukam scored his third goal of the season.

Moldova (round 11): Milsami Orhei continue to lead the way. The Moldovan league leaders won easily in Floresti (3-0). The Cameroonian Vitus Amougui opened the way to victory by scoring in the 6th minute.

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