Iheanacho brace sends Leicester to Wembley

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A number of African stars played crucial roles for their respective clubs abroad this past weekend.

MOUSSA DJENEPO

The Malian winger played 85 minutes and scored the opening goal as Southampton romped to a 3-0 victory against AFC Bournemouth in the English FA Cup.

WILFRED NDIDI & KELECHI IHEANACHO

Both Nigerians started and played 90 minutes as Leicester City defeated Manchester United 3-1 to progress to the semi-final of the competition.

Iheanacho netted a brace and laid an assist as the Foxes continue to search for silverware this season.

HAKIM ZIYECH

Ziyech came off the bench and netted in additional time as Chelsea defeated Sheffield United to book their spot in the FA Cup semi-final.

ALEX IWOBI & RIYAD MAHREZ

Both stars were introduced in the second half of the game as Manchester City defeated Everton 2-0 on Saturday evening.

SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE

Chukwueze lasted 81 minutes for Villareal who defeated Cadiz 2-1 in the Spanish La Liga.

YASSINE BOUNOU & YUSUF EN-NESYRI

Bounou did something extraordinary this past weekend. The goalkeeper netted a dramatic late equaliser for Sevilla as they earned a point after a 1-1 draw with Valladolid.

En-Nesyri also started and played the entire 90 minutes for Sevilla.

KALIDOU KOULIBALY & VICTOR OSIMHEN

Koulibaly played the entire 90 minutes while Victor Osimhen was a second half substitute as Napoli defeated AS Roma 2-0 in Serie A on Sunday.

FRANCK KESSIE & CHRISTIAN KOUAME

Kessie played the entire game as AC Milan defeated Fiorentina 3-2.

Christian Kouame was introduced in the second half of the game for Fiorentina.

KEITA BALDE

The Senegalese winger was introduced in the second half as Sampdoria defeated Torino 1-0 in Serie A.

EMMANUEL GYASI

Gyasi played the entire game and laid an assist as Spezia defeated Cagliari 2-1 on Saturday.

NWANKWO SIMY

The striker netted a penalty, but it wasn’t enough as Crotone lost 3-2 against Bologna.

JEREMIE FRIMPONG

The Ghanaian defender played 72 minutes for Bayer Leverkusen who lost 3-0 against Hertha Berlin.

AMINE HARIT & RAMY BENSEBAINI

Borussia Mönchengladbach thumped Schalke 3-0 in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bensebaini lasted the entire 90 minutes for Mönchengladbach while Amine Harit came on in the second half for Schalke.

PHILLIP MWENE

Mwene played the whole game as Mainz defeated Hoffenheim 2-1 in the league.

AMADOU HAIDARA

The central defender played 77 minutes as RB Leipzig defeated Arminia 1-0 on Saturday evening.

CORNET, SLIMANI, EKAMBI, KADEWERE & GUEYE

Maxwell Cornet and Islam Slimani found the back of the net for Olympique Lyon, but it wasn’t enough to help the French side avoid a 4-2 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.

Toko Ekambi and Tino Kadewere also featured for Lyon while Idrissa Gueye was in action for PSG.

MOSES SIMON

The Nigerian winger started and got substituted in the second half of the game as Nantes drew 1-1 against Lorient.

LAMINE GUEYE

Gueye lasted 78 minutes for FC Metz as they lost 3-1 against Stade Rennes in Ligue 1.

ANDY DELORT

The Algerian striker played the whole game for Montpellier as they thumped Bordeaux 3-1.

KREPPIN DIATTA

Diatta came off the bench and scored the fourth goal in Monaco’s 4-0 victory against St-Etienne.

PATSON DAKA, ENOCK MWEPU & KARIM ADEYEMI

Patson Daka scored the only goal of the game as RB Salzburg defeated LASK 1-0.

Mwepu played the entire game while Adeyemi was a late second half substitute for Salzburg.

KNOWLEDGE MUSONA

The striker found the back of the net as Kas Eupen defeated KV Kortrijk 2-0 in the Belgian Pro League.

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