African Stars Watch – As it happened – 12 February 2017

African Stars Watch – As it happened – 12 February 2017
Victor Moses

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Feb 12, 2017. 19:57

Thank you for joining us on for what was our LIVE African Stars Watch coverage of players in action on the European continent on Sunday, 12 February 2017.


20h00 - We conclude with news that Jordan Ayew's Swansea recorded a 2-0 win over Premier League champions Leicester, while KP Boateng's Las Palmas are drawing 0-0 at home to Sevilla in their La Liga clash.

19h50 - Half time in Italy, where Godfred Donsah's Bologna are 1-0 up at Sampdoria. It's finished 4-0 to Florentin Pogba's Saint-Etienne against Lorient in Ligue 1.

19h45 - Almost full time in both England and France - Jordan Ayew's Swansea are on course for a major win over Riyad Mahrez's Leicester, while Florentin Pogba's Saint-Etienne are cruising to three points against Lorient.

19h30 - Daniel Amartey has just come off the bench for Leicester in their last change, while Swansea have handed a debut to his compatriot Jordan Ayew. The Welsh side remains 2-0 up in the Premier League clash.

19h25 - Florentin Pogba's Saint-Etienne have gone 3-0 up against Lorient in Ligue 1, while in Serie A Godfred Donsah's Bologna have taken a 1-0 lead at Sampdoria.

19h15 - Kicking off in 15 minutes we have another La Liga clash, this time between Las Palmas and Sevilla. Kevin-Prince Boateng starts for the former and will be looking to continue his good form this season.

19h05 - Underway in Serie A between Sampdoria and Godfred Donsah's Bologna, while in Spain Lacina Traore's Gijon have won 2-0 at Leganes.

18h50 - Half time in France and England, where Florentin Pogba's Saint-Etienne are 2-0 up against Lorient, while Riyad Mahrez's Leicester are 2-0 down at Swansea. In Spain, Lacina Traore's Gijon are 1-0 up away to Leganes in the second half.

18h40 - Team news ahead of a Serie A clash kicking off in 20 minutes between Sampdoria and Bologna: Godfred Donash starts for the latter, who also have Ibrahim Mbaye, Mouhamadou Sarr, Sadiq Umar and Saphir Taider on the bench. In England, Riyad Mahrez's Leicester are 1-0 down away to Swansea.

18h25 - Florentin Pogba's Saint-Etienne are 2-0 up against Lorient in Ligue 1, while in five minutes we'll have the final Bundesliga match of the weekend, Freiburg v Koln. Sadly there's no African involvement in that one.

18h20 - In a match currently on the go in England, Swansea City are being held 0-0 by Leicester City, who have Wilfred Ndidi and Riyad Mahrez in their starting XI.

18h10 - Five minutes into the second Ligue 1 match of the day, where Florentin Pogba and Henri Saivet start for Saint-Etienne at home to Lorient, who feature Zargo Toure and Alhassan Wakaso in their line-up.

18h00 - Chievo forward Serge Gakpe (Togo) was introduced in the dying minutes as his side beat Sassuolo 3-1.

17h50 - GOAL! Libyan Ahmad Benali grabs his brace with a low shot into the bottom right corner. His team Pescara are now trailing Torino 5-3 with less than five minutes left.

17h45 - Togolese Serge Gakpe has just been introduced by Chievo, who are leading 3-1 against Sassuolo with five minutes left on the clock.

17h35 - GOAL! Ahmad Benali (Libya) scores for Pescara with a decent finish. Torino are now leading 5-2.

17h25 - DR Congolese Ndombe Mubele has been substituted with his side Rennes leading 2-1 against Nice. 20 minutes left on the clock.

17h15 - Libyan Ahmad Benali's Pescara are now losing 4-0 to Torino. The midfielder is still on the pitch with 30 minutes left.

17h05 - Nigerian Joel Obi sustained an injury and he was substituted on the stroke of half-time with his side Torino leading 3-0 against Pescara.

16h55 - Moroccan Omar El Kaddouri has been booked. His team Empoli are losing 1-0 to Inter Milan in the Italian Serie A game at half-time.

16h45 - Atalanta midfielder Frank Kessie (Ivory Coast) misses a golden opportunity in front of goal and Carlos Embalo (Guinea Bissau)'s Palermo pull one back just before the half-time break. It's now 2-1 to Atalanta.

16h35 - Ivorian Frank Kessie tries to play a clever through pass for his Atalanta team-mates, but it's intercepted and cleared away. Atalanta are leading 2-0 against Palermo in the Italian Serie A game with 35 minutes played.

16h25 - GOAL! Ivorian Giovanni Sio doubles Rennes' lead with a good finish in France. It's now Rennes 2-0 Nice with 25 minutes played.

16h20 - In the Italian Serie A, Nigerian Joel Obi's Torino are leading 3-0 against Pescara, who have Libyan Ahmad Benali on the pitch - with 20 minutes played.

16h15 - ASSIST! Giovanni Sio (Ivory Coast) grabs an assist as Rennes take the lead against Nice in France. Rennes 1-0 Nice with 15 minutes played.

16h10 - Ghanaian Alfred Duncan is in action for Sassuolo, who are down to 10 men following Timo Letschert's red card, against Chievo in the Italian Serie A game. It is still 0-0 with 10 minutes played.

16h00 - Moroccan Younes Belhanda and Ivorian Jean Seri will both start for Nice against Rennes, who have Ivorian Giovanni Sio, DR Congolese Ndombe Mubele and Algerian Ramy Bensebaini on the starting line-up, in the French Ligue 1 game. Kick-off is at 16h00 (CAT).

15h50 - Tendayi Darikwa, who was born in England to Zimbabwean parents, is on the Burnley bench. The defender-cum-midfielder is still eligible to represent Zimbabwe.

15h40 - ASSIST! Victor Moses (Nigeria) just grabbed an assist as Chelsea take the lead against Burnley. 1-0 to Chelsea with 10 minutes played.

15h30 - Nigerian Victor Moses is in action for Chelsea against Burnley in the English Premier League game.

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