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Goals and assists from African players in the Middle East: August 25-29

Over the last two seasons in the Qatar Stars League, no player has scored as many goals as reigning goal king Michael Olunga. The giant Kenyan striker continues to produce for Al-Duhail since joining the club midway through the 2020-21 season with an astounding 55 goals in 53 league matches. The 29-year-old former Gor Mahia star is showing no signs of letting up this season with two goals in Al-Duhail’s victory over Muaither SC last week bringing his total to three from his team’s first two matches this season.

Watch Olunga’s brace below as well as all the goals and assists from African players over the last week in the Saudi Pro League, the Qatar Stars League and the UAE Pro League.

Saudi Pro League

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) opens the scoring and assists Franck Kessié (Ivory Coast) for the second goal in Al-Ahli victory over Al-Tai

Sadio Mané (Senegal) scores the third goal in a dominant Al-Nassr victory over Al-Shabab

Mohammed Fouzair (Morocco) provides two goals, the first one assisted by Karim El Berkaoui (Morocco), and Amir Sayoud (Algeria) scores the third in Al-Raed victory over Al-Riyadh

Assan Ceesay (The Gambia) scores from the penalty spot and is then assisted by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Cameroon) for his second goal against Al-Fateh

Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon) scores on his debut for Abha Club in a victory over Al-Fayha

Fashion Sakala (Zambia) converts from the penalty spot for his third goal in four matches in Al-Fayha’s defeat at Abha Club

Mourad Batna (Morocco) assists a late equalizer for Al-Fateh to snatch a point in a comeback draw at Damac

Qatar Stars League

Michael Olunga (Kenya) scores twice in Al-Duhail’s 4-1 victory over Muaither SC

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) scores both goals in Al-Gharafa’s 2-0 victory over Al-Markhiya, the first goal a splendid curling effort assisted by Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia)

Gelson Dala (Angola) scores the first goal for Al-Wakrah and Mohamed Benyettou (Algeria) converts a penalty kick in a 2-2 draw with Al-Shamal

Naïm Sliti (Tunisia) scores twice from the penalty spot in Al-Ahli Doha’s 4-2 defeat at Al-Sadd

Ricardo Gomes (Cape Verde) fires in a penalty kick to put Al-Shamal ahead in 2-2 draw at Al-Wakrah

A brilliant flick header from Andy Delort (Algeria) sets up the opening goal in Umm Salal’s 1-1 draw at Al-Arabi

UAE Pro League

Kodjo Laba (Togo) scores his first two goals of the new season in Al-Ain’s 2-0 victory at Hatta Club

Walid Azarou (Morocco) and Vieljeux Mboungou (Congo) each score a goal with Haykeul Chikhaoui (Tunisia) providing the assist on the first goal in a thrilling 4-4 draw for Ajman Club at Emirates Club

Alaeddine Zouhir (Tunisia) rises up to head in a corner kick in Al-Wahda’s 2-1 victory at Al-Jazira

Franck Kom (Cameroon) levels the match at 3-3 for Emirates Club with a deflected long range strike in an eventual 4-4 draw with Ajman


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