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Goal contributions from African players in UEFA competition: August 16-18

A busy week in UEFA club competitions saw the first legs for the playoff rounds of the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League kick off with the pressure on for teams looking to seal their spots in the group stages of each competition. For African footballers it was a productive week with Gabon national team star Guelor Kanga and Ivory Coast national team midfielder Ibrahim Sangaré finding the net for Red Star Belgrade and PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League while the African contingent on Partizan Belgrade and West Ham United made important plays in the Conference League. Watch all the goals and assists from African players below:

UEFA Champions League

Ibrahim Sangaré (Ivory Coast) strikes first in a 2-2 draw on the road for PSV against Rangers

Guelor Kanga (Gabon) is set up by Osman Bukari (Ghana) for a curling finish in Red Star Belgrade’s first leg defeat to Maccabi Haifa

UEFA Europa League

Ryan Mmaee (Morocco) assists Adama Traoré (Mali) on Ferencváros’ second goal before Traoré adds a second shortly after halftime in 4-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers

Leke James (Nigeria) gets one back for Sivasspor with an excellent header in defeat to Malmö