Hannover striker Didier Ya Konan scored in the 26th minute to cancel out Hamburg’s lead and the team later secured a 2-2 draw.
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
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.
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
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.