African stars to watch in Europe this weekend

African stars to watch in Europe this weekend
Hakim Ziyech, Ajax

by Bertin Basson

Friday Feb 14, 2020. 13:01

We identify five African stars to keep an eye on across Europe’s top leagues this weekend.


It is another packed few days of club action across the European continent and Africa’s top players are set to have a huge say in what transpires.


Here follows five players to keep an eye on:


Djene Dakonam


The Togo international has played an important role in Getafe’s success this season. Getafe head into this weekend’s clash away to Barcelona at Camp Nou in third place on the Spanish LaLiga standings, having emerged as one of the surprise packages on the continent.


Djene has played 21 times for Getafe in the league this season, captaining the club on occasion and will have another key role to play as Getafe eye a rare win at Barcelona.


Hakim Ziyech


The Morocco international has dominated headlines after it was announced that he will be joining Chelsea at the end of the season.


With the move now confirmed, Ziyech will be fully focussed on his remaining months at Ajax Amsterdam as he aims to help lead the club to back-to-back Dutch Eredivisie titles. With 21 assists to his name this season, the 26-year-old is the leading assist getter in Europe.


Victor Moses


The Nigeria international hasn’t taken long to make his mark at the San Siro, setting up a goal in Inter’s 4-2 win over AC Milan last weekend.


It doesn’t get any easier for Antonio Conte’s men who follow a midweek loss to Napoli with a tough trip away to Lazio this Sunday. Moses will be hoping to play his part as Inter aim to keep their place atop the Serie A standings.


Victor Osimhen


The Super Eagles forward has been in hot form this season and heads into this weekend’s clash at home to Marseille having scored 12 times in 23 French Ligue 1 appearances.


Fourth-placed Lille will be looking to the 21-year-old to fire them to victory once more as they aim to close the gap on those above them on the log standings.


Nabil Bentaleb


The Algeria international is set to play his first English Premier League away game for Newcastle United this weekend when they travel to the Emirates to take on Arsenal.


The 25-year-old secured a move back to England’s top-flight last month following a few season in the German Bundesliga with Schalke, and as a former Tottenham Hotspur player, he will be motivated to make his mark in North London on Sunday evening.






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