African goalscorers in Europe & China August 25-26

Didier Drogba

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


Didier Drogba scored a goal in each half to help his side Shanghai Shenhua draw 3-3 at Shandong Luneng. Drogba opened the scoring in the second minute but was on target again in the second-half to make it 2-2. Drogba has scored four goals in six games for Shenhua, the side he joined after helping Chelsea win the European Champions League last season.

Nigeria striker Peter Utaka also scored twice to give his side Dalian Aerbin a 2-1 win over Changchun Yatai. Mali midfielder Seydou Keita, one of the new African recruits in the Chinese Super League (CSL), also played the entire game for Dalian. Utaka is the second highest goal scorer with 17 goals.

Another newcomer in the CSL, Yakubu Ayegbeni, scored both goals for fourth-placed Guangzhou R & F, who came from behind to edge out Liaoning Whowin 2-1. The Nigeria striker has now taken his tally to four goals in six games since moving from the English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers at the end of last season.

There are seven games to play before the end of the season in November and Guangzhou Evergrande lead the table by a three-point margin.


Pierre Aubameyang
Pierre Aubameyang was on top form for Saint Etienne

Kamel Ghilas failed to give his side Reims a first-half lead when he missed a penalty against Sochaux. But the Algeria striker, who was later substituted, breathed a sigh of relief, thanks to a last-gasp own-goal conceded by Sochaux in added time that gave Reims a lone goal win.

Burkina Faso striker Jonathan Pitroipa was on target for Rennes, who overcame Bastia 3-2.

Malian Mamadou Samassa scored in the 16th minute to put Valenciennes in the lead in their 3-0 win over Ajaccio.

Gabon striker Pierre Aubameyang scored a goal in each half for Saint Etienne, who crushed Brest 4-0.


Ebrahima Sawaneh took his tally to five goals after scoring at the weekend for Leuven, equalising in the 31st minute in a home game against league holders Anderlecht.

Charleroi midfielder Abraham Kudemor was sent off in the 74th minute after receiving a second yellow card as his side were beaten 2-0 by Beerschot. Kudemor had been booked three minutes earlier for simulation.

Morocco's Rachid Bourabia scored twice for visiting Lierse, who handsomely beat Cercle Bruges 3-0 to record their first win of the season in five games.

Imoh Ezekiel scored his second goal of the season to help Standard Liege edge past Mechelen 3-2. All the goals of the game were scored in the second half with the Nigerian striker notching his side's second in the 58th minute.

The Gambian striker Mustapha Jarju scored from the penalty spot to equalise for Mons in the 65th minute, but his side lost 3-1 to Club Bruges. Burundi's Mohamed Tchite had put visiting Bruges ahead five minutes earlier.

Although Zambian striker Rodgers Kola was sent off in the 23rd minute his side Gent still came from a goal down to beat Lokeren 2-1.


Sofiane Feghouli
Sofiane Feghouli celebrates his goal for Valencia

Morocco striker Abdelaziz Barrada was the hero for Getafe after he scored in the 75th minute to give his side a famous victory over league champions Real Madrid.

Valencia threw away a two-goal and played for the last 15 minutes with 10 men as they drew 3-3 with Deportivo la Coruna. Algeria's Sofiane Feghouli scored Valencia's third goal four minutes before half-time.


South Africa midfielder Thulani Serero was among the goal scorers as Ajax hammered NAC Breda 5-0. Thulani scored his side's fourth goal four minutes after half-time.

Ivory Coast striker Sekou Toure missed a penalty just before half-time but his side Feyenoord still managed to beat Heracles 2-1.


Nigeria striker Michael Eneramo scored twice in the space of five minutes for Sivasspor as his side led Mersin Idmanyurdu 3-2 before the interval. But Tunisia midfielder Wissem Ben Yahia ensured both sides shared the points with the equaliser in the 70th minute.

Senegal striker Moussa Sow added his name to the score sheet with 11 minutes remaining in Fenerbahce's 3-0 victory over Gaziantepspor.

Cameroon striker Pierre Achille Webo scored the only goal of the game to give his side Istanbul BB all three points away at Bursaspor.


Rafik Djebbour was the only African on target in the opening weekend in Greece. The Algerian striker scored in the 20th minute for Olympiakos who beat Veria 2-1.


Mozambique defender Edson 'Mexer' Sitoe got sent-off in the 34th minute as his side Nacional lost 3-1 away at Moreirense.


Ahmed Musa
Ahmed Musa is congratulated after scoring for CSKA

Anzhi Makhachkala have moved one place up the table to sixth position after beating Mordovia Saransk 4-2 on Sunday. Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o returned to action after missing last weekend's match due to illness to score twice in the game for Anzhi. Ivory Coast striker Lacina Traore had given Anzhi the lead in the 14th minute. The Cameroonian has now increased his goal tally to three in five games.

Two Africans came on in the second half to take part in one of the big Moscow derbies as Lokomotiv lost at home 3-2 to Dinamo. Senegal striker Dame Ndoye came on as a second-half substitute and equalised for Lokomotiv in the 65th minute. Nigeria's Victor Obinna also came on for Lokomotiv two minutes before his African compatriot had equalised.

Another Nigerian Ahmed Musa was on target for fellow Moscow side CSKA who beat Krylya Sovetov 3-0. Musa scored his side's third goal with five minutes left to play.


Nigeria striker Ideye Brown scored his seventh goal of the season for Dynamo Kiev as his 72nd minute strike sealed a 2-0 win over Chernomorets.


Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone scored his first goal in the English Premier League for Wigan as they beat hosts Southampton 2-0.

Kone's compatriot Yaya Toure made the most of some poor defending by hosts Liverpool to score for champions Manchester City in their 2-2 draw, while his brother Kolo made his first start since April.

A superbly taken 20-yard strike from South Africa's Steven Pienaar set Everton on their way to a 3-1 win away at Aston Villa, whose consolation goal came from Morocco's Karim El Ahmadi.

Cameroon defender Benoit Assou-Ekoto outshone Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor to find the target for Tottenham Hotspur but they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion, who scored in the last minute.


Kenya's Victor Wanyama headed home after just four minutes to set champions Celtic on their way to a 4-2 win at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.


There were no African goals in the opening weekend of the Bundesliga, but 11 players from the continent were in action for their various clubs.

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