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Goals and assists from African players in Europe: September 29-October 3

The list is long of Nigerian strikers finding success in the top leagues of Europe but there is one more to add. 23-year-old Akor Adams is generating plenty of attention in France’s Ligue 1 with Montpellier and he added two more goals over the weekend in a 3-0 victory at Lorient. The native of Benue State followed the path of another striker who comes from the same state, Gift Orban, by moving from Nigeria to Norwegian football where he developed with Sogndal before thriving at Lillestrøm.

Watch both goals from Adams this weekend as well as all the goals and assists from African players in numerous European leagues below.

English Premier League

Lyle Foster (South Africa) opens the scoring for Burnley just before halftime to make it three goals in five Premier League matches in a 2-1 victory at Luton Town

Serie A

After a week of controversy, Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) comes on at halftime and makes an instant impact with a goal in Napoli’s 4-0 win at Lecce

M’Bala Nzola (Angola) comes off the bench to score his first goal for Fiorentina and complete a 3-0 victory over Cagliari

Africa U-23 Cup of Nations winner Oussama El Azzouzi (Morocco) provides the assist on the final goal in 3-0 victory for Bologna over Empoli

La Liga

Abde Ezzalzouli (Morocco) fires in the third goal to complete a 3-0 victory for Real Betis over Valencia

Umar Sadiq (Nigeria) flicks on a cross to set up Takefusa Kubo’s goal in Real Sociedad’s 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao

Jonathan Bamba (Ivory Coast) passes to set up the opening goal for Celta Viga in a 2-1 defeat at Las Palmas


Amine Adli (Morocco) crosses to set up the third goal in 3-0 victory for Bayer Leverkusen at Mainz

Ligue 1

Akor Adams (Nigeria) scores twice in a 3-0 victory for Montpellier at Lorient

Marshall Munetsi (Zimbabwe) and Yunis Abdelhamid (Morocco) provide the headed goals in a 2-0 victory for Stade Reims over Lyon

Iliman Ndiaye (Senegal) scores in the opening minute on an assist from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) and then assists the second goal for Marseille in a defeat at Monaco

Portuguese Primeira Liga

Depú (Angola) scores the second goal in a 2-0 victory for Gil Vicente over Casa Pia

João Correia (Cape Verde) strikes late to put Chaves beyond reach in a 2-0 victory at Arouca

A perfect cross from Bruno Gaspar (Angola) leads to an excellent volley for the equalizer as Vitória de Guimarães comes back to defeat Estoril

Lawrence Ofori (Ghana) floats an excellent pass from midfield to set up the opening goal in a dominant victory for Moreirense at Rio Ave

Jardel (Guinea-Bissau) crosses low for Vizela’s opening goal in an eventual 2-3 defeat to Portimonense

Belgian Pro League

Wilfried Kanga (Ivory Coast) and Kamal Sowah (Ghana) score for Standard Liège and Hamza Mendyl (Morocco) scores for OH Leuven as Standard win 2-1

Tolu Arokodare (Nigeria) assists the first goal, Joris Kayembe (DR Congo) scores the second on an assist from Bilal El Khannouss (Morocco) and Joseph Paintsil (Ghana) finds the net on an assist from Kayembe in Genk’s 3-3 draw with Westerlo

Isaac Nuhu (Ghana) equalizes for Eupen against Anderlecht with a splendid volley

Parfait Guiagon (Ivory Coast) scores the only goal in a 3-1 defeat for Charleroi at Royale Union SG

Makhtar Gueye (Senegal) rises above the goalkeeper to head in an equalizer for RWDM against Gent

Turkish Süper Lig

Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) displays some excellent moves before finishing his eighth goal in all competitions in a 2-0 win for Beşiktaş 

Paul Onuachu (Nigeria) heads in the opening goal in a Trabzonspor victory. The giant striker has scored in all three matches since joining on loan from Southampton

Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast) scores after a beautiful turn to equalize as Galatasaray come back from a goal down in a victory

Younes Belhanda (Morocco) applies the finishing touch for the third goal in a 4-0 victory for Adana Demirspor