Football: who are the African players who shone in the European championships?


Tunisian Saint-Etienne player Wahbi Khazri arguably scored the weekend’s goal against FC Metz with a 68-meter lob. Algerian international Andy Delort gave OGC Nice a decisive victory against Angers. Sadio Mané, the Senegalese striker from Liverpool, scorer against Brighton, is only three lengths behind Didier Drogba’s number of goals in the Premier League. A look back at the performances of African players during this European football weekend.

Wahbi Khazri scorer with a lob of 68 meters

Wahbi Khazri offered the goal of the weekend against FC Metz on the 12th day of Ligue 1. This achievement is undoubtedly that of the season. The Tunisian striker scored from a 68-meter lob.

Wahbi Khazri scored a bit in spite of himself, according to him. « There is a corner for Metz, the goalkeeper raises quickly. I make an effort to come and help my colleagues. The ball comes over me, I go up. Metz is well in place, I have no pass solution and I see the goalkeeper advancing. I have often tried this gesture and there I have the success that comes in « , reacted the attacker for the French daily Le Figaro.

Saint Etienne, despite this goal, is still relegated. The Saint-Etienne club only drew against FC Metz (2-2).

Andy Delort with good memories of Djamel Belmadi

Andy Delort is no longer selected for the Algerian football team. The coach of Fennec, Djamel Belmadi, did not appreciate that Andy Delort privileges his club OGC Nice to the detriment of the Algerian national team.

The Algerian striker is however with his club in an international form. OGC Nice, candidate for the podium in Ligue 1, has long been mistreated by Angers. And this, until the Algerian striker scores a double. The Aiglons de Nice won 2 goals to 1 in Angers.

Sadio Mané three goals from Didier Drogba

Senegalese striker Sadio Mané from Liverpool scored his 101st Premier League goal against Brighton.

The Senegalese striker of Liverpool Sadio Mané, scorer in the league against Brighton (2-2) is close to equaling the number of goals of the former Ivorian international striker of Chelsea, Didier Drogba in the Premier League.

With now 101 goals in 239 games played in the Premier League, Bambali’s child is only 3 lengths behind “Drogbazooka” (104 goals in 254 games). Sadio Mané would then become the second African Premier League scorer behind Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah.



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