KweseESPN has compiled the most notable performances by African players in the biggest European leagues over the weekend. Kenyan Victor Wanyama was highlighted near the top of the list for making history in being one of the two Tottenham players to score a goal in the club’s final game at White Hart Lane. Wanyama scored the first goal of the game in the sixth minute, immediately giving Tottenham an edge they would not relinquish until the clock ended on a 2-1 victory over Manchester United. Other Africans who scored goals in the English Premier League over the weekend included Cameroonian Joel Matip for in a 4-0 Liverpool victory over West Ham, and Ivorian Wilfried Zaha, who scored in Crystal Palace’s victory over Hull City.
In Italy, Egyptian Mohamed Salah was a key contributor in AS Roma’s 3-1 win over Juventus, notching his 11th assist of the season in his club’s effort to bridge the gap between the top teams in the standings. The lone Juventus goal in the match was scored by Gabonese Mario Lemina. Senegalese Keita Balde continued his hot streak in Lazio’s 3-2 victory over Fiorentina, scoring his seventh goal in the last four matches. Fellow Senegalese Khouma Babacar scored one of the two goals on the losing side.
Over in Germany, Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the equalizer for Borussia Dortmund in what ended up being a 1-1 draw at Augsburg; Aubameyang is now one goal off from the league leader. Ivorian Salomon Kalou also scored a goal in a 2-0 victory by Hertha Berlin over Darmstadt. In Spain, the Ghanaian superstar Kevin-Prince Boateng was able to get in his fourth assist of the season amid a 4-1 destruction of his Las Palmas club at the hand of La Liga leaders Barcelona. Moroccan Zou Feddal was the only African to score a notable goal over the weekend in La Liga, contributing to a 3-1 victory by Alaves over Celta Vigo.