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Goals and assits from African players abroad: August 22-24

There was plenty of football during the middle of the week and African players provided plenty of goals and assists in action from the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the Europa Conference League as well as the Saudi Pro League. Senegal’s Abdallah Sima produced an excellent finish for Rangers against PSV while Nigerian teammate Cyriel Dessers assisted the second goal for the Scottish champions. In Saudi Arabia it was a dream first goal for Franck Kessié, a debut strike for Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo and another strong performance from Moroccan striker Abderrazak Hamdallah.

Watch all the goals and assists from African players in UEFA club competitions, the Saudi Pro League and also the AFC Champions League below.

UEFA Champions League

Abdallah Sima (Senegal) curls a beautiful shot in for his first Champions League goal in 2-2 first leg draw between Rangers and PSV

Ibrahim Sangaré (Ivory Coast) equalizes for PSV to make it 1-1 in draw at Rangers

A perfect pass from Cyriel Dessers (Nigeria) sets up Rabbi Matondo to fire Rangers back into the lead against PSV

UEFA Europa League

Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) scores a hat-trick in Ajax’s decisive 4-1 first leg victory at Ludogorets

Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco) scores twice and Mady Camara (Guinea) provides an assist in a 3-1 first leg victory for Olympiacos over Čukarički

Muhamed Tijani (Nigeria) scores the first goal and Boluwatife Ogungbayi (Nigeria) assists the second in a 2-0 victory for Slavia Prague over Zorya Luhansk

Ibrahim Sadiq (Ghana) sets up Amor Layouni (Tunisia) before scoring the second goal from a penalty kick in Häcken’s 2-2 first leg draw against Aberdeen

Mihlali Mayambela (South Africa) scores the only goal for Aris Limassol in a 2-1 first leg defeat at Slovan Bratislava

Luc Kassi (Ivory Coast) assists the opening goal for KÍ Klaksvik but Jerome Ngom Mbekeli (Cameroon) equalizes for Sheriff Tiraspol in 1-1 draw

Jean Thierry Lazare (Ivory Coast) assists the second goal in Union SG’s 2-0 first leg victory over Lugano

UEFA Europa Conference League

Adama Traoré (Mali) curls in an excellent shot to open the scoring then tallies the final goal in a 4-0 victory for Ferencváros at Zalgiris

Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) scores from the penalty spot and Omar Colley (The Gambia) crashes in to head in a corner kick in a 3-2 victory for Beşiktaş over Dynamo Kyiv

Tolu Arokodare (Nigeria) volleys in an equalizer to spark a comeback victory for Genk over Adana Demirspor after Cherif Ndiaye (Senegal) assists the opening goal for the visitors

Faris Moumbagna (Cameroon) opens the scoring for Bodo/Glimt in a 2-2 first leg draw at Sepsi OSK

Kelvin Ofori (Ghana) fires in the opening goal as Spartak Trnava draws Dnipro-1 in the first leg at home

Serges Déblé (Ivory Coast) fires in a late penalty kick for Kazakh club Tobol in their home 2-1 first leg defeat to Viktoria Plzeň 

Saudi Pro League

Kelvin Ofori (Ghana) fires in the opening goal as Spartak Trnava draws Dnipro-1 in the first leg at home

Saudi Pro League

Abderrazak Hamdallah (Morocco) makes it four goals in his first three matches with a two-goal performance including a spectacular bicycle kick strike in Al-Ittihad’s dominant victory at Al-Riyadh

Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) makes his debut for Al-Wehda as a late substitute and curls in the final goal for a 3-0 victory at Al-Tai. Fayçal Fajr (Morocco) also converts a penalty kick for the first goal

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) crosses for Franck Kessié (Ivory Coast) head in a late match winner and his first goal for Al-Ahli 

AFC Champions League

Gerso Fernandes (Guinea-Bissau) provides an assist and the finishing goal in extra time to help Incheon United past Hai Phong into the group stage

Ousmane Camara (Guinea) puts Al Sharjah beyond reach as the Emirati club overcomes Tractor Sazi in Iran