African All-Stars Weekend Review: Hanni nets hat-trick, Masuaku sent off for spitting

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Goal reviews the performances of Africa's top players from around the world's major leagues from the weekend

  1. #1 Kevin-Prince Boateng (Eintracht Frankfurt)

    Ghanaian international Boateng was on target in Frankfurt's 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday in the Bundesliga. The former AC Milan man fired home from close-range on the stroke of half-time to give Frankfurt the lead after latching onto a beautiful pass from Timothy Chandler. The strike would be his fourth of the campaign in 20 appearances so far this campaign.  
  2. #2 Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City)

    Senegalese attacker Diedhiou, who joined from French side Angers for £5.3 million in the summer, got among the goals as Championship side Bristol knocked Stoke City out of the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 win on Saturday. Diedhiou opened the scoring with his third goal in as many games, and Matty Taylor wrapped up the win. Diedhiou has now netted seven times for Bristol in 19 outings since arriving.
  3. #3 Fousseni Diabate & Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City):

    Debutant striker Diabate and Iheanacho both scored twice as Leicester outclassed League One side Peterborough to reach the FA Cup fifth round. New arrival, Diabate, who was signed from French Ligue 2 side Gazelec Ajaccio was making his first appearance for Leicester while Iheanacho continued with his sizzling FA Cup form, netting his fourth in two appearances. Wilfred Ndidi also got on the scoresheet as he netted Leicester's fifth.  
  4. #4 Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United)

    Congolese midfielder Masuaku disgracefully saw red in the 49th minute after he spat at Wigan Athletic forward Nick Powell near the side of the pitch, as the Hammers were dumped out of the FA Cup 2-0 at Wigan. 
  5. #5 Joel Matip (Liverpool)

    Cameroonian defender Matip scored an own goal as Liverpool were dumped out of FA Cup by West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in a tie dominated by VAR decisions. Matip's error saw Liverpool concede a 1-0 lead and ended up losing 3-2. Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool's second but it was not enough as The Reds dropped out of the FA Cup in the fourth round for the third consecutive season. 
  6. #6 Jean Kana-Biyik & Stephane Badji (Kayserispor)

    African duo Kana-Biyik of Cameroon and Senegalese midfielder Badji were both sent off in the same Super Lig match on Saturday. Badji had given his side, Kayserispor, the lead in the 1-1 draw against Goztepe on Saturday but received two quick yellow-cards near the end of the tie. Kan-Biyik received his first yellow card in the 48th minute and got his marching orders when he was booked again in the 76th minute.
  7. #7 Keita Balde (Monaco)

    Senegalese attacker Balde opened the scoring for Monaco in the 2-2 draw against Marseille in a Ligue 1 encounter on Sunday. The strike was Balde's -who has also been linked with a move to Liverpool in the current transfer window- sixth of the campaign. Balde arrived from Serie A side Lazio in the last transfer and is now being linked with a move to The Reds where he will link up with fellow Senegalese international Sadio Mane. 
  8. #8 Sofiane Hanni (Anderlecht)

    Hanni scored a hat-trick as Anderlecht were held to a 3-3 draw by Standard Liege in Sunday’s First Division A encounter.
    The Algerian forward scored three first-half goals for the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium outfit in an encounter that saw DR Congo’s Christian Luyindama register a brace as both sides settled for a share of the spoils. The strikes took his tally for the campaign to eight in 23 appearances.
  9. #9 Mbwana Samatta (Genk)

    Tanzania international Samatta featured for the first time since 04 November 2017 as Genk were held to a 1-1 draw by  Sint-Truiden in the First Division A on Saturday. The 24-year-old has recovered from a knee surgery after undergoing an operation in November for a fracture on his knee. His return is timely for the Taifa Stars as well as they will clash with Uganda in an African Cup of Nations Qualifier in March. 
  10. #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)

    Dortmund recalled Aubameyang to their starting XI for their Bundesliga clash against Freiburg this weekend amid talks with Arsenal over the striker's sale. Aubameyang has become the Gunners' top transfer target following the sale of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United. The Gabonese featured the whole game but failed to get on the scoresheet.