Monday Feb 24, 2020. 13:00
Several African stars produced top class performances in Europe’s top five leagues over the weekend.
Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace inspired Arsenal to a 3-2 win over Everton FC in an English Premier League match on Sunday.
The lethal marksman’s second goal was assisted by Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe.
While Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez provided a crucial assist as his side Manchester City edged out Leicester City 1-0 on Saturday.
Moroccan defender Romain Saiss also grabbed an assist and helped Wolverhampton Wanderers keep a clean sheet in their 3-0 win over Norwich City on Sunday.
Moving on to the French Ligue 1, M’Baye Niang was the hero for Rennes as his brace earned his side a 2-1 win over Olympique Nimes.
Mali international Hamari Traore provided the assist for Niang’s second goal.
Meanwhile, Nigerian marksman Victor Osimhen grabbed an assist as his side Lille thrashed a hapless Toulouse side 3-0 on Saturday.
Lastly, Moroccan full-back Achraf Hakimi recorded his 10th assist of the German Bundesliga season during his side Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win over Werder Bremen.