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Goal contributions from African players in UEFA competitions: August 9

All three UEFA interclub competitions continued on Tuesday with the qualifying rounds for the UEFA Champions League, the Europa League and the Europa Conference League and the majority of the favorites moved on with positive second leg results. Among the teams advancing was Azeri champions Qarabağ FK who moved on thanks to the contributions of another African player. After Ghanaian Owusu Kwabena provided the key moments in the previous round it was Senegalese forward Ibrahima Wadji who scored two crucial second half goals to help Qarabağ advance past Hungarian side Ferencváros 4-2 on aggregate.

Check out all the goals and assists from African players during Tuesday’s action below:

UEFA Champions League

Qarabağ FK advance to the playoff final thanks to two second half goals from Ibrahima Wadji (Senegal)

Guelor Kanga (Gabon) converts from the penalty spot for Red Star Belgrade

Francis Kyeremeh (Ghana) scores a consolation goal for Zalgiris against Bodo/Glimt

Rasheed Akanbi (Nigeria) scores from the penalty spot in Sheriff Tiraspol’s losing effort

UEFA Europa League