Thursday Dec 12, 2019. 12:00
Several African stars will be looking to grab the limelight in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night.
Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe and Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang, and their Arsenal teammates are set to take on Standard Liege in Belgium.
Pepe and Aubameyang netted in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over West Ham United in an English Premier League game on Monday.
While Arsenal loanee Mohamed Elneny will be eager to help Turkish giants Besiktas overcome Wolverhampton Wanderers in England.
In Portugal, Malian marksman Moussa Marega and his FC Porto teammates are set to face former Dutch champions Feyenoord.
The bulky striker has netted six goals in the Europa League and he will be looking to add to his tally.
Meanwhile, Senegalese forward Demba Ba will be hoping to inspire Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir to a win over Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.
Lastly, Ba’s countryman M’Baye Niang and his Rennes teammates are expected to face Italian side Lazio in France.
The Senegal international has netted eight goals in 19 appearances and he could be key for Rennes against Lazio.