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Monday, 30 September, 2002, 16:29 GMT 17:29 UK
Zim star on hot streak
Kolo Toure heads in in Arsenal's win at Leeds
Toure scores his header in Arsenal's 4-1 win

Zimbabwe striker Benjamin Mwaruwari was again making his presence felt in the French First Division for Auxerre in their match against Auxerre.

'Benjani', as Mwaruwari has been nicknamed, scored his sixth goal of the season in the 24th minute to help Auxerre to a 4-1 win which puts them top of the standings - three points ahead of former leaders Nice.

But apart from Mwaruwari, Senegalese striker Henry Camara is also in the headlines.

He scored the fastest goal of the season with his first minute strike for Sedan against Le Havre in his side's 4-0 victory.

Meanwhile, Ivorian Blaise Kouassi saw red when he was sent off in the 68th minute as his side Guingamp lost 3-2 at home to Strasbourg.

But another Ivorian, Ibrahim Bakayoko is looking quite sharp again, scoring from the penalty spot in the 76th minute for Marseille, who beat Ajaccio 3-1.

Senegalese striker Souleymane Camara scored his third of the season when his 10th minute strike helped Monaco to a 2-1 win over Rennes.

Mamadou Niang, also Senegalese, of Troyes equalized six minutes from time to rescue his side as they drew 1-1 with title holders Lyon.

Ahmed Mido
Ahmed Mido scored one of the goals of the weekend


If you were looking for one of the best goals in Europe this weekend, Egyptian Ahmed Mido's volley for Ajax would not be far off as the Dutch side drew 2-2 with Breda.

The tightly marked Mido was playing his first match after coming from a suspension imposed by t he club.

He equalized in the 56th minute with a left-foot volley from a well placed cross by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

His Moroccan team-mate, Nourheddine Boukhari, who was signed by Ajax this summer, was also in action but received a booking in the 72nd minute.

Title-holders Ajax are now second, two points behind PSV Eindhoven.

Gambian Edrissa Sonko was on target for Roda JC in 56th minute, but despite scoring the first goal of the match they drew 3-3 with FC Twente.

Morocco's Tarik Sektioui began the rampage for Willem II in their 5-2 win against Zwolle.

Sektioui scored in the ninth minute and Gambian Jatto Ceesay scored the fourth goal for Willem II, who are now fifth in the table.


Guinean Sambegou Bangoura scored twice for Lokeren as they beat Mechelen 3-2, despite the sending-off of his Guinean compatriot, defender Ibrahima Sory Conte.

Ivorian Arouna Kone found the net for Lierse in a 3-1 win over Gent three minutes to the interval.


Cameroon's Mahamadou Idrissou scored the equaliser for Hannover 96 as they came from behind to beat Hansa Rostock 2-1.

And in the 2-1 win for Armenia Beilefield, Senegalese striker Mamadou-Lamine Diabang gave his side a second half winner over Schalke 04.


Middlesbrough striker Joseph Desire-Job
Job (right) is in fine form this season

Here in England, Nwankwu Kanu scored twice for Arsenal and Ivorian Kolo Toure got one as the Premiership champions beat Leeds United 4-1.

Kanu scored with the first meaningful attack of the game for Arsenal in the ninth minute and he scored the second from close range after he was left unmarked.

Toure headed Arsenal's second in the 20th minute.

Cameroonian pair Joseph-Desire Job and Geremi Njitap scored one each as Middlesbrough beat Tottenham 3-0.


Veteran Ghanaian international defender Samuel Johnson was the only African who succeeded to score in the Turkish league this weekend.

He scored two goals for Fenerbahce as they beat Elazigspor 4-2 to help his side to fifth position.


In Portugal, Cameroonian Rudolph M'bela Douala pulled a goal back for Uniao Leiria in their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Moreiense.

And, the news from Benfica is that Angolan striker Pedro Mantorras Manuel looks set to return to action after a long absence because of injury.

He was on the substitutes bench for Benfica in their 1-0 loss to newly promoted Nacional.


Cameroonian Samuel Ojong scored the only goal of the match in the 30th minute for Delemont who beat FC Thun 1-0.

But, Delemont are way down in the table in ninth out of the 12 first division sides.

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