All leagues across Europe have officially started and a number of African players have started the season well for their respective clubs.
MOHAMED SALAH & SADIO MANE
Both stars started and played 90 minutes as Liverpool came from a goal down to salvage a 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.
Salah scored the equaliser for the Reds after right back Reece James handled the ball inside the box.
ALEX IWOBI & YVES BISSOUMA
Bissouma played 90 minutes while Iwobi was a second half substitute in Everton’s 2-0 victory against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Djenepo lasted 58 minutes as Southampton drew 2-2 against Newcastle United.
OGHENAKARO ETEBO & EMMANUEL BONAVENTURE
Both Nigerians started and played 90 minutes, but couldn’t help Watford avoid a 1-0 loss against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
SAID BENRAHMA & JORDAN AYEW
West Ham United were held to a 2-2 draw by home town rivals Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.
Benrahma played the entire game for West Ham while Ayew also lasted the entire duration of the encounter.
WILFRED NDIDI, DANIEL AMARTEY & KELECHI IHEANACHO
Leicester City defeated newly promoted side Norwich City 2-1 at Carrow Road.
Ndidi and Amartey played the entire game while Iheanacho was introduced in the second half of the encounter.
YOUSSEF EN-NESYRI & YASSINE BOUNOU
En-Nesyri continued his good start to the 2021/22 season after finding the back of the net in Sevilla’s 1-1 draw against Elche on Saturday.
His compatriot Bounou played the entire 90 minutes in goal for Sevilla.
Djene played 84 minutes and received a yellow card in Getafe’s 2-1 loss against FC Barcelona in La Liga on Sunday.
GEOFFREY KONDOGBIA & BOULAYE DIA
Villarreal held reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid to a 2-2 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday.
Dia lasted 63 minutes for Villarreal while Kondogbia was introduced for the last 10 minutes for Madrid.
The centre back lasted 90 minutes as Napoli defeated Genoa 2-1 in Serie A.
Bennacer was introduced in the second half as AC Milan hammered Cagliari 4-1 on Sunday.
The Nigerian forward played 73 minutes and scored his third goal of the season as Union Berlin defeated Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Sunday afternoon.
The Mali international midfielder played 59 minutes, but couldn’t help Red Bull Leipzig avoid a 1-0 defeat to Wolfsburg.
SOFIANE BOUFAL & KAMALDEEN SULEMANA
Angers defeated Stade Rennes 2-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Morocco international Boufal scored the opening goal before being substituted in the 77th minute while Sulemana lasted 46 minutes for Rennes.
IBRAHIMA NIANE & LAMINE GUEYE
Newly promoted side Clermont Foot held FC Metz to a 2-2 draw at the Stade Gabriel Montpied Stadium on Sunday.
Niane started and scored from the penalty spot while Gueye played 66 minutes on the right wing role.
MUNETSI, HAKIMI & GUEYE
Paris Saint-Germain defeated Stade Reims 2-0 on Sunday evening thanks to a Kylian Mbappe brace.
Munetsi played 90 minutes for Reims while Hakimi and Gueye lasted 90 minutes for PSG. Hakimi laid the assist for the second goal for the Parisians.
The Mozambican left back played 90 minutes as reigning champions LOSC Lille defeated Montpellier 2-1.
SLIMANI, EKAMBI &SIMON
Olympique Lyonnais narrowly defeated FC Nantes 1-0 on Friday night.
Moses Simon played 90 minutes for Nantes while Toko Ekambi was substituted for Islam Slimani in the 74th minute.
MARIO LEMINA & SAMUEL KALU
Lemina played 90 minutes as OGC Nice defeated Girondins Bordeaux 4-0 in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Nigerian winger Samuel Kalu was a second half substitute for Bordeaux who are still searching for their first victory of the season.
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