African goalscorers in Europe August 18-19

Fabrice Olinga (centre)

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


Cameroonian striker Fabrice Olinga became the youngest scorer in the history of the Spanish top-flight league, when he struck the only goal of the game as Malaga beat newly promoted Celta Viga 1-0.

Olinga, who emerged from Malaga's youth team, came on as a substitute in the second half to score the winner six minutes before the end.

Aged only 16 years and 98 days, he was 191 days younger than previous record holder Iker Muniain of Athletic Bilbao.

Ghanaian midfielder Wakaso Mubarak, who is in his fifth season in Spain, scored in his La Liga debut for Espanyol, equalising in the sixth minute against Real Mallorca.

Mubarak picked up a yellow card later in the game as Mallorca won the game 2-1 with a late goal.

Morocco's Nabil El Zhar gave Levante the lead against Europa Copa champions Atletico Madrid but both sides shared the points in a 1-1 draw.

The Spanish top flight this season will be missing some of its top African stars who have moved to different leagues.

The former Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute is now in China along with his compatriot Seydou Keita who won 14 trophies with Barcelona.

The Ivory Coast striker Aruna Kone has also moved to Wigan in England from Levante. However, Arsenal's Cameroon defender Alexandre Song is poised to join Barcelona and could make his debut next weekend away at Osasuna.


Alain Traore (right)
Alain Traore (right) turned around Lorient's fortunes with his late goal

After six seasons at Chelsea the Ivorian striker Salomon Kalou scored his first goal for his new side Lille in the second weekend of the French Ligue 1.

Kalou found the back of the net three minutes before half-time to equalise against Nancy as both sides shared the points in a 1-1 draw.

Burkina Faso striker Alain Traore equalised for Lorient in the 90th minute and his side went on to snatch a dramatic last-gasp winning goal to beat league holders Montpellier 2-1.

Mark Gradel scored a penalty during additional time for Saint Etienne after coming on as a 70th-minute substitute. The Ivorian striker's effort came too late, though, as his side lost 2-1 to Toulouse.


Ghana midfielder Nana Asare, who is playing in his fourth season in the Eredivisie, scored the equaliser for Utrecht to help his side come from behind to beat Venlo 3-1.


Cameroonian striker Jean-Paul Yontcha was on target for Olhanense as his side came from behind to beat Estoril 2-1.


Gambia's Mustapha Jarju leveled the scores for Mons away at Anderlecht but his side failed to hold on as they lost 2-1 to the league holders.

Another Gambian Ebrahima Sawaneh and Cameroonian midfielder Evariste Ngolok were both on the scoresheet for Leuven who beat Cercle Bruges 3-2.

Tunisian striker Hamdi Harbaoui also found the back of the net, scoring the second goal for Lokeren who edged out Mechelen 2-1.

And Nigerian Imoh Ezekiel scored twice in the goal feast that saw his side Standard Liege crush Charleroi 6-2.


In the sixth weekend of matches, Zorya failed to move up the table from fifth position after drawing 2-2 away at Volyn with each side having a man sent-off.

Nigeria striker Lucky Idaho, who came on as a first-half substitute, helped inspire a dramatic comeback for Zorya to equalise with two goals in the last eight minutes of the game.


Peter Odemwingie scores from the penalty spot for West Brom
Peter Odemwingie scored from the penalty spot for West Brom

Senegal striker Demba Ba scored Newcastle's first goal as the Magpies beat Tottenham 2-1 on the opening day of the Premier League. The goal was Ba's first since February.

Peter Odemwingie scored a penalty to help West Bromwich Albion secure a superb opening-day victory over Liverpool. The Nigerian's goal was the second in a 3-0 win for the Baggies.


Cameroon striker Herve Tum put 10-man Elagzispor ahead in the 50th minute but his side drew 1-1 with Fenerbahce.


There were no African goalscorers in Russia but it was not a good weekend for Chadian striker Ezechiel N'Douassel who was sent off very early in the second half. However, his side Terek Grozny managed to beat 10-man Dynamo Moscow 2-1. Grozny are in fourth position after five games.

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has scored just one goal after four games for his club Anzhi Makhachkala, who lie in seventh position in the league table.

Eto'o was not included in the squad for the weekend's game against Zenit St Petersburg, which finished 1-1. According to the club's website, Eto'o was released from training two days before the game after he fell ill with a cold.

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