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banner Monday, 17 December, 2001, 16:48 GMT
Africans scoring exploits
African goalscoring exploits in the main European leagues
15/16 December

Ghana's Augustine Ahinful continued his winning ways in Turkey at the weekend with a hat-trick for his club side Ankaragucu.

Ahinful scored all three of his goals in the first-half as Ankaragucu, went on to beat Denizlispor 4-3.

The hat-trick takes Ahinful's tally to 14, and makes him Africa's current top scorer in Europe.

Augustine Ahinful
Ahinful picked up his 14th goal of the season
Elsewhere in Turkey, South Africa's John Moshoeu gave Bursaspor an early lead at Fenerbahce, only for the home side to come from behind and win 3-1.

Andre Kona Ngole of Congo Kinshasa scored twice for Dyabakirspor in their 3-1 away win at Malatyaspor, while Tunisia's Zoubeir Baya opened the scoring for Besiktas, as they white-washed Goztepespor 6-0.

In Holland, there were three goals from three Moroccans.

Tarik Sektioui scored a late equaliser for Wilem II in their 1-1 draw away at De Graafschap. Mourad Amghizrat scored the third for Den Bosch, who went on the beat Vitesse Arnhem 4-1, and Nordin Boukhari gave an early lead to Sparta in their 1-1 draw with RKC Waalwijk.

Meanwhile, in Greece, Xanthi had Morocco's Abderrahim Ouakili to thank for two goals, in their 3-1 victory over Panionios...

Noureddine Naybet
Naybet scored a rare goal for Deportivo
It was Ouakili's 10th goal of the season.

There was a rare goal for Morocco's Nouredine Naybet in Spain. He equalised for Deportivo La Coruna in their 1-1 draw at Malaga.

8/9 December

Africans featured in six goals in Belgium at the weekend and half of them came from Burundians Omar Mussa and Beli Moumouni Dagano.

Dagano scored twice for Genk to take his season's tally to 13. They won 4-2 against Mouscron.

Mussa netted for Antwerp, as did Guinea's Ibrahim Yattara to help their side to a 3-2 win at Beveren.

Kenya's Mike Okoth scored a late goal for Molenbeek to narrow their margin of defeat against Club Bruges, 3-2.

Jay Jay Okocha
Okocha scored PSG's second against Metz
Ivorian Patrice Zere also got on the scoresheet but it was unfortunately with an own goal as his side La Louviere drew 2-2 with Lokeren.

Elsewhere Ali Lukunku of Congo Kinshasa opened the score for Standard Liege, who ended up 2-nil winners against Aalst.

In France, Paris Saint Germain had Nigerian duo Bartholomew Ogbeche and Jay Jay Okocha to thank for their 2-nil win at Metz.

Guinea's Ousmane Soumah scored Bastia's 2nd, in a 2-nil victory against Troyes.

Mali's Seydou Keita equalized for Lorient, and his team mate Pascal Feindouno of Guinea pulled them ahead at Marseille, only for the hosts to win out 3-2.

Another Guinean Fode Mansare, was the hero for Montpellier scoring a late winner against Nantes, the match ended 2-1.

In the Bundesliga in Germany , Egypt's Hany Ramzy scored in Kaiserslautern's 2-nil win at Energie Cottbus, and in Portugal Senegal's Fary Faye scored his 12th of the season for Beira Mar, although they lost at Braga 3-2.

Hassan Nader of Morocco put Farense in front twice against Belenenses with his first goals of the season, but it ended 2-2.

Hany Ramzy
Ramzy scored for Kaiserslautern
Another Moroccan Abderrahim Ouakili had a field day in Greece. He scored all four of Xanthi's goals in their 4-2 win against Aigaleo.

Meanwhile Algerian Karim Mouzaoui scored in the very first minute for Panionios only to see his side go down to AEK Athens 6-2.

A North African making the headlines in Scotland is Moroccan Hicham Zerouali. He scored for Aberdeen with a stunning 30 yard strike. Nevertheless his side lost 3-1 to Kilmarnock.

Cameroonian Herve Tum saved the day for Switzerland's league leaders Basle. He netted the only goal of their game against Luzern.

Ghana's Alexander Tachie Mensah scored his 13th of the season for Neuchatel Xamax, but they went down 4-1 to Grasshoppers.

Finally, there were Ghanaian goals aplenty in Turkey.

Ohene Kennedy and Augustine Ahinful scored both goals for Ankaragucu, in a stunning 2-1 win over giants Galatasaray.

El Hadj Diouf
Diouf's goal scoring glut has ended
Yaw Acheampong also got his name on the scoresheet in the last minute of Yozgatspor's 4-nil win against Kocaelispor, and Sam Johnson scored a last minute consolation for Fenerbahce who lost 2-1 at Trabzonspor.

Congo Kinshasa's Andre Kona Ngole scored twice for Dyarbakirspor in a 3-1 win over Antalyaspor, while two old hands, Tunisian Zoubeir Baya and South African John Moshoeu both scored the only goals for Besiktas and Bursaspor.

1/2 December

It was a rewarding weekend for Africans playing in Belgium, with four goals to report.

Ivory Coast's Aruna Dindane scored to help Anderlecht beat Mouscron 4-2, while in Antwerp Sambegou Bangura of Guinea scored for Lokeren to earn them a 1-1 draw away.

Aalst and Charleroi also ended 1-1 with Patrick Dimbala from Congo Kinshasa levelling it for Aalst in the 56th minute.

Seringe Gadiaga of Senegal scored for Lierse but they still lost at home 2-1 to RWDM.

Dagui Bakari
Dagui Bakari scored for Lille
Nigerian Abdul Sule was a goal scorer for the second week in a row in Denmark, this time to help AB Copenaghen to a 2-2 draw with Odense - his seventh goal of the season.

South African international Bradley August also found the net in Lyngby's 2-2 draw with Brondby.

In Austria, A first goal of the season for Ghana's Adu Tutu Skelley helped Graz AK to a 4-1 victory over Ried.

In France, the latest matches saw El Hadj Diouf of Senegal end his barren run in front of goal.

The Senegalese striker scored the fourth for Lens as they beat Bastia 7-nil.

The top African scorer in France is still Shabani Nonda of Congo Kinshasa who added to his tally again at the weekend as Monaco drew 2-2 with Lille. It was Nonda's 8th of the season.

One of Lille's goals was netted by Ivorian Dagui Bakari. Bakari's compatriot Abdoulaye Cisse scored for the second match in a row to help Montpellier to an impressive 3-nil home win over Lyon.

Mohammed Kallon
Kallon continues to shine in Serie A
Yet another Ivorian - the experienced midfielder Tchiressoa Guel scored for Lorient who went down 2-1 at home to Nantes.

Egypt's Hany Ramzy helped Kaiserslautern beat Freiburg 3-nil in the Bundesliga. It was Ramzy's fourth goal of the season, making him the top African scorer in Germany.

Elsewhere Hamburg beat St Pauli 4-3, assisted by a goal from Namibia's Collins Benjamin.

In Holland, a Moroccan and a Malian found the net.

Morocco's Mohammed Allach scored the winner for Groningen in their 2-1 defeat of De Graafschaap. The Malian to find the net was Mahamadou Diarra of Vitesse as they went down 3-1 to Utrech.

Sierra Leone's Mohammed Kallon remains the man of the moment inItaly, scoring his eighth goal of the season to help Inter beat Atlanta 4-2 and go top of the table.

Another young striker in form is Angolan Pedros Mantorras who in Portugal hit the winner for Benfica as they beat Santa Clara 2-1 - his seventh goal of the season.

Henri Camara
Camara bagged two for Sedan
InSwitzerland, Senegal's Papa Douba Diop fired home for Grasshoppers as they beat top of the table Basle 5-4.

Elsewhere Cameroon's Thimotee Atouba netted for Neuchatel Xamax who lost 3-1 to Lugano.

Malian striker Fernand Coulibaly scored twice to help Denizlispor beat Samsunspor 4-1 in Turkey's top flight.

Meanwhile Ghanaian Emmanuel Tetteh got it right for Caykur Rizespor, scoring in their 2 -0 defeat of Dyarbakirspor, his fifth goal of the season.

Nov 24/25

African players were responsible for nine goals in the French top flight at the weekend.

Senegal's Henri Camara scored twice and Cameroon's Pius Ndiefi once as the African strike force helped Sedan crush Lorient 5-nil.

Ivorian Ibrahim Bakayoko also scored twice as Marseille beat Sochaux 4-2.

Montpellier gained a two-all draw at Guingamp thanks to Aliou Cisse of Senegal and Abdoulaye Cisse from Ivory Coast. Algerian Hakim Saci of Guingamp was shown a red card in that game.
Hassan Kachloul
Kachloul was on target for Aston Villa

Another Senegalese scorer was Sylvain Ndiaye who found the net for Lille who beat Rennes 1-0, while Bartholomew Ogbeche equalised for Paris Saint Germain before they went on to beat Lens 2-1.

In Denmark Abdul Sule from Nigeria scored for FC Copenhagen as they drew 2-all in their derby game with FC Copenagen.

In England, Moroccan Hassan Kachloul was the only African among the goals in the top flight as he equalised for Aston Villa in their one-all draw with Leeds.

Zambia's Andrew Sinkala scored in Germany at the weekend to give FC Cologne the lead as they went on to beat St Pauli away 2-1. It was Sinkala's second goal of the season.

In Greece, one time Black Star, Ebenezer Hagan scored the first for Iraklis as they went on to beat Panathinaikos 2-1.
Henri Camara
Camara bagged two for Sedan

Elsewhere Panionios beat Panahaiki 2-0 with the second goal coming from Karim Mouzaoui of Algeria - his fourth of the season.

Morocco's Ali El Khattabi continued to increase his goal scoring tally in Holland. He is the leading African scorer in that country and hit his seventh of the season as AZ Alkmaar beat Den Bosch 3-2.

In Italy, Ivorian Axel Cedric Konan scored his first ever professional goal to earn his side Lecce a 1-1 draw with Venezia.

Konan had only just come on as a second half substitute when he unleashed a left foot shot that flew past the helpless Venezia keeper.

Elsewhere in the Serie A, Cameroon's Pierre Wome scored directly from a corner for Bologna in their defeat against champions Roma.

There was only one goal to report in Portugal where Angolan Pedros Mantorras hit the winner and only goal for Benfica against Braga.

Senegal's Faye Fary is still the leading African scorer there with 11 for Beira Mar.

Another Senegalese scorer was Mangane, who hit the opener for Neuchatel Xamax in Switzerland as they beat Aarau 2-1, the Xamax winner was fired home in the last minute by Ghana's Alexander Tachie Mensah who has now hit 12 this season.

Pedro Manuel Mantorras
Mantorras continues to find the net in Portugal
Aarau's only goal came from Nigerian Christian Okpala. Another Nigerian among the goals was Wilson Oruma who scored the only goal of the game as Servette beat Young Boys.

Meanwhile, South African George Koumantarakis helped Basle beat Lugano 2-1, with his fifth of the season.

In Scotland, Moroccan Hicham Zerouali has done well in front of goal this season and over the weekend fired his seventh of the campaign for Aberdeen, but it didn't prevent them losing 3-2 to Motherwell.

Ghana's Augustine Ahinful is also in fine scoring form in Turkey where he hit his tenth of the season to help Ankaragucu beat Kocaelispor 2-nil.

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