The African 11 of the week from October 11 to 18

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mohamed Salah (Egypt – Liverpool)

To the great players the great matches! As things struggled to settle between Liverpool and Manchester City, Mohamed Salah tipped this Premier League summit to the side of the Reds just over ten minutes from time. On a long clearance from Alisson Becker, the Egyptian erased Cancelo with a clever control directed to challenge Ederson. Perfect, his finish blew up Anfield, deprived of great joy in recent weeks.

Author of a hat-trick in the Champions League, the Pharaoh appears in clear recovery, to the great satisfaction of his coach. “Mo played an exceptional game, absolutely exceptional. He scored a world class goal. Apart from his goal he was good with the ball, he was a constant threat in the back, he worked very hard. We all know that when things are going well for Mo, he is absolutely exceptional. I hope for him that everything will work out for him from now on, as I hope for us”said Jürgen Klopp.

The 11 African type of the week (4/4/2)

Goalkeeper: André Onana (Cameroon – Inter Milan)

Now installed in the shoes of a holder in the Champions League as in Serie A, André Onana kept good guard on Saturday when receiving Salernitana (2-0). Little in demand overall, the Cameroonian international did well the little he had to do, managing at the same time to keep his clean sheet for the first time this season in the league.

Right back: Noah Fadiga (Senegal – Brest)

Holder for the trip to Nantes, Noah Fadiga had the pleasure of scoring his first goal in Ligue 1. Shortly after being guilty of a penalty, missed by the Canaries, the Senegalese neo-international opened the scoring. If the result was nightmarish for his family, the son of the great Khalilou Fadiga came out of it better than many. He is applying for a place in the den of the Teranga Lions at the World Cup.

Central defender: Youssouf Ndayishimiye (Burundi – Basaksehir)

Youssouf Ndayishimiye did not do things by halves and offered himself a double victory against Istanbulspor (2-0). Solid from the height of his 83 meter, the former Aigle Noir FC of Makamba held the barracks. Also capable of evolving a notch above, the native of Bujumbura imposes himself more than ever as a starter, he who has not missed a single minute of play since the second day of the Süper Lig, ie seven games.

Central defender: Abdou Diallo (Senegal – RB Leipzig)

Loaned this season by Paris Saint-Germain, Abdou Diallo is starting to find his feet at RB Leipzig. Holder in the Bundesliga for the third time this season when receiving Hertha Berlin, it was he who scored the break goal for his team, victorious at the end of a hectic match (3-2). The African champion is more than ever applying for a place in the Senegalese group for the World Cup in Qatar.

Left side: Issiaga Sylla (Guinea – Toulouse)

In legs, Issiaga Sylla contributed to Toulouse’s third consecutive success at home on Sunday against Angers (3-2). His thunderous return to the feet of Hunou prevents the Angevins from taking the advantage, and his climbs offered many shifts to his teammates. With eleven years of seniority and 70 selections, this native of Conakry is one of the pillars of the national Syli of Guinea.

Right attacking midfielder: Silas Katompa Mvumpa (DR Congo – Stuttgart)

Silas Katompa Mvumpa saw things big for Stuttgart. Facing the red lantern, Bochum, the Congolese opened the scoring from the penalty spot from the start (3rd), before offering the second goal to the young Franco-Comorian Naouirou Ahamada (22nd) then bringing the score to 3-1 after the break (64th). Suspended in 2021 for having played under a false identity, the former Paris FC seems to be back on a good footing.

Defensive midfielder: Frank Onyeka (Nigeria – Brentford)

Very present at the heart of the debates, Frank Onyeka delivered an excellent performance during the victory of Brentford over Brighton (2-0). Always well placed to provide the necessary link between the middle and the attack, the Nigerian embellished his debauchery of efforts with an assist on the first of Ivan Toney’s two goals. He who played his first CAN this year with the Super Eagles thus opens his stats in the Premier League.

Defensive midfielder: Salis Abdul Samed (Ghana – Lens)

Salis Abdul Samed continues convincing matches. Facing Montpellier, the former Clermontois still achieved a good harvest of balls in the midfield and managed some good orientations. This convincing start to the season has not escaped Ghana coach Otto Addo. The player announced that he had received a pre-selection at the Black Stars. A good omen just over a month from the World Cup.

Left attacking midfielder: Sadio Mané (Senegal – Bayern Munich)

Returned to his favorite position on the attacking left flank, Sadio Mané managed some interesting moves during Bayern’s big victory over Freiburg (5-1). With a nice dive, the Senegalese striker scored the fourth goal for a dominating Bayern. The runner-up to Karim Benzema in the Ballon d’Or ranking thus brings his total for the season in the Bundesliga to 5 achievements.

Forward striker: Victor Osimhen (Nigeria – Napoli)

Entering the break in place of Giacomo Raspadori, Victor Osimhen managed a second period of high level, while his team was hooked by Bologna. Already a scorer for his return from injury on Wednesday in the Champions League against Ajax Amsterdam (4-2), the Super Eagle tipped the game in favor of the Partenopei by scoring the goal that would prove decisive (69th, 3- 2). Unavoidable.

Striker: Mohamed Salah (Egypt – Liverpool)

To the great players the great matches! As things struggled to settle between Liverpool and Manchester City, the Egyptian tipped this Premier League summit to the side of the Reds just over ten minutes from time. On a long clearance from Alisson Becker, the Pharaoh erased Cancelo with a clever oriented control to challenge Ederson. Perfect, his finish blew up Anfield.

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