Goal.com’s James Momanyi takes a look at how African players performed in Germany on the weekend.
Marcell Jansen had opened the scoring for Hamburg before the impressive Konan found an equaliser 11 minutes later. Konan was replaced in the 36th minute. Tunisian defender Karim Haggui stood tough in the Hannover defence together with Cote D’Ivoire’s Constant Djakpa.
Mohamed Idrissou was part of the victorious Freiburg team that beat Bochum 2-1. The striker played the full game but fellow Africans Uke Uzoma and Yacine Abdessadki did not receive a call up for this match. Anther Yahia and Joel Epalle also missed out for Bochum.
Burkina Faso striker Aristide Bance featured for the full game for his club side Mainz who beat Nuernberg 1-0, but it was Colombian Elkin Soto who netted for the victors. Nuernburg didn’t field their African duo of Tunisian Jawhar Mnari and Ghanaian Isaac Boakye.
Algeria's Karim Matmour couldn’t make the difference for his side Borussia M'gladbach as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Stuttgart. Matmour was eventually replaced in the 71st minute.
A similar fate befell Egyptian Mohamed Zidan, who played for only 54 minutes as his side Borussia Dortmund fought to a 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen.
Despite scoring last week, Wolfsburg didn’t field Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins in their 2-1 win over Hoffenheim who also didn’t field Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi after scoring a few goals for the club in the past.
The weekend was a slow one for the African players as most didn’t feature for their clubs and of those who made it to the field, only four played a full game.
James Momanyi, Goal.com