African scorers in Europe: 16-18 Sept

By Durosimi ThomasBBC Sport
Ivory Coast's Arouna Kone celebrating with his Levante team-mates
Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone (right) celebrates after scoring for Levante to beat Real Madrid 1-0.

The BBC rounds-up the Africans scoring goals in the major leagues around Europe.


Ivory Coast's Arouna Kone created the shock of the weekend in Europe as his first goal for Levante sealed a 1-0 win over Real Madrid. Kone is currently on loan from Sevilla.

Mali's Frederic Kanoute is still at Sevilla and he scored the only goal of the game as they overcame Real Sociedad.

Nigeria striker Ikechukwu Kalu Uche also scored his first goal for his new club Granada against the team that he is on loan from Villareal. It proved to be the winner.


Senegal striker Papiss Demba Cisse proved he was worthy of his new pay rise as he scored his fifth goal in six games this season for Freiburg as they lost 2-1 to Stuttgart.

He was set up by DR Congo midfielder Cedric Makiadi with a through pass before Cisse dummied a defender and then fired home.

Two late goals from Tunisia's Karim Haggui and Ivory Coast's Didier Ya Konan saw Hannover 96 come from behind to beat reigning champions Borussia Dortmund 2-1.

Cameroon's Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting opened the scoring for Mainz away at Kaiserslautern but the hosts fought back to win 3-1.


Morocco's Ossama Assaidi was on the scoresheet again this weekend as he slotted home the final goal for Heerenveen in their 3-0 win over VVV Venlo 3-0.

Two Ghanaians were on target in a 2-2 draw between Utrecht and Heracles. Nana Asare equalised for Utrecht in the 54th minute after his compatriot Kwame Quansah had scored in the first half for Heracles.


Nigeria and Blackburn striker Yakubu
Nigeria striker Yakubu scored twice for Blacburn in their win over Arsenal

Four Africans were on the scoresheet as Blackburn Rovers beat visiting Arsenal 4-3. Ivory Coast's Gervinho scored his first goal for Arsenal and Morocco's Marouane Chamakh was also on target for the London club.

But it was not enough as Nigeria striker Yakubu scored twice for his new club Blackburn, whose cause was also helped by an own goal from Cameroon's Alex Song.

Former Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor also grabbed a brace as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed nine-man Liverpool 4-0 at home. That takes his tally to three goals in two games with Spurs.


Morocco defender Badr El Kaddouri scored his first goal for Celtic when his speculative long-range shot slipped through the hands of Rangers goalkeeper Alan McGregor. But it was not enough as Rangers won the Glasgow derby 4-2.


Tunisia striker Issam Jemaa gave Auxerre a 32nd-minute lead at home against Caen but his side had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Cheikh Diabate from Mali struck twice in the first half to give Bordeaux a two-goal lead but his side finished the game with 10 men and lost 3-2 after succumbing to a Toulouse revival.


Senegal striker Ibrahim Sidibe scored the opening goal for Beerschot as they beat Zulte-Waregem 2-0.

Morocco midfielder Nabil Dirar was on target for Club Bruges to help his side to a 2-1 away win at Lokeren.

And another Moroccan, Mustapha Oussalah, also found the back of the net to give Kortrijk the lead in their 2-0 win over Leuven.


Cameroon striker Henri N'Tsama came on as a second-half substitute to seal victory for Fenerbahce as they collected three points away at Gaziantepspor. N'Tsama scored with nine minutes remaining as Fenerbahce came from behind to win 3-1.

His compatriot Pierre Webo scored a very late winner for Istanbul Buyuksehir who edged out hosts Trabzonspor 1-0.

Sierra Leone striker Ibrahim Bangura scored two minutes after half-time to help his side Bursaspor beat promoted Mersin Idmanyurdu 3-1. Nigerian striker Nduka Ozukwo scored the only goal for Mersin, while Cameroon defender Josef Boum had put the ball into his own net to give Bursaspor the lead.

Senegal striker Diomansy Kamara added his name in the scoresheet in the 66th minute for Eskisehirspor who hammered Sivasspor 4-0.


The veteran Senegal striker Henri Camara scored the second goal for Panaitolikos who travelled to claim a 3-2 win at Kerkyra.

Another former international, Ibrahima Bakayoko from the Ivory Coast, was on target for the second week in a row, after giving his side Pas Giannina the lead in their 3-1 victory over Asteras Tripolis. Moroccan midfielder Jaouad Zairi sealed victory for Pas by scoring the third goal against his former side.


Angola striker Mateus scored the only goal in an ill-tempered match that saw his side Nacional beat Pacos de Ferreira with both sides having a player sent-off.

Senegal striker Papa Diawara scored a goal in each half to help Maritimo beat Uniao Leiria 3-1.