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African goals in Europe: 30-31 Aug

Christopher Katongo
Katongo celebrates his first goal for Arminia Bielefeld
GERMANY

Zambia's Christopher Katongo scored his first goal for his new club Arminia Bielefeld as his side took a 2-0 lead over Hamburg.

But Hamburg fought back to win the game 4-2.

Tunisia defender Karim Haggui grabbed the first goal for Bayer Leverkusen as they beat newly-promoted Hoffhenheim 5-2.

Algeria's Karim Matmour also opened the scoring for his side Borussia Monchengladbach as they beat Werder Bremen 3-2.


HOLLAND

The first day of the season saw a good start for Ghana striker Matthew Amoah as he scored both goals for NAC Breda who beat AZ Alkmaar 2-1.


FRANCE

There were three Africans on target in the match between Le Mans and Nantes.

Senegal's Guiran Ndaw put Nantes ahead after 20 minutes, but Le Mans triumphed 4-2 with Mali midfielder Modibo Maiga and Ivory Coast's Gervinho both among the scorers.

Marseille beat Sochaux 2-1 with goals from Algeria's Karim Ziani and Bakary Kone of the Ivory Coast.

Another Ivorian, midfielder Siaka Tiene, was sent off in the first half as his side Valenciennes were beaten 2-0 by Nice.


ENGLAND

Amr Zaki
Egypt's Zaki found the target twice for Wigan

Egypt striker Amr Zaki continued his fine start in the Premier League with two goals for Wigan in their 5-0 thrashing of newly-promoted Hull City.

Zaki has now scored three goals this season.

There was not such good news for other Africans in England, as Nigeria's Yakubu Ayegbeni had a penalty saved against Everton, as they lost 3-0 to Portsmouth.

Senegal midfielder Abdoulaye Faye was sent off as his side Stoke City lost 2-1 at Middlesbrough.


BELGIUM

Joseph Akpala celebrated his call up to the Nigeria squad with two goals for Club Bruges as they dismissed Tubize 3-1.

Another Nigerian, Jaycee Okwunwanne gave Mouscron a 17th minute lead and despite playing with 10 men for over 20 minutes they still won 2-1 at Dender.

Cameroonian Bertin Tomou scored the only goal of the game as his side Westerlo edged out Beerschot 1-0.


see also
Africans on target in France
12 Aug 08 |  African


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