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Too Good, Too Bad: The Best & Worst of Africans Abroad

8:48 AM WAT 07/11/2022
Aubameyang, Choupo-Moting and Mohamed Salah.
GOAL reviews the continent's best performers around the world this weekend, and name a few who under-performed

African talents had a mixed bag of results as they featured majorly in the Premier League, Bundesliga and the EFL Championship over the weekend.

Egypt forward Mohammed Salah, in particular, grabbed the headlines after his impressive showing for Liverpool in their victory against Tottenham Hotspur.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting continued with his scoring form for Bayern Munich while Wilfried Zaha played a key role as Crystal Palace rallied to defeat West Ham United.

However, it was a bad weekend for Chelsea duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Edouard Mendy after they lost to Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

  • Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2022-23

    Too Good: Mohamed Salah

    The 30-year-old Salah scored twice to seal a 2-1 Premier League victory against Spurs in a thrilling contest on Sunday.

    Salah's goals came in the first half before Harry Kane reduced the deficit for Tottenham with 20 minutes left to the final whistle. After a slow start in front of the goal this season, Salah has now scored in four straight games in all competitions.

    He scored against Ajax in a 3-0 Champions League win, in the 2-1 league defeat against Leeds United, in the 2-0 victory against Napoli and now against Tottenham. He has scored 14 goals and provided five assists in all competitions so far in this campaign.

  • Pierre Emerick Aubameyang Chelsea 2022-23

    Too Bad: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    The ex-Gabon captain endured a frustrating afternoon on his first meeting with his former employers Arsenal after the Blues suffered a 1-0 defeat on home soil.

    Heading into the fixture, Aubameyang, who was offloaded by Mikel Arteta and joined Barcelona before signing for Chelsea at the start of the season, had promised to get one over the Gunners.

    However, he cut a frustrated figure up front, managing just eight touches, and was booked before manager Graham Potter substituted him in the 64th minute for Armando Broja. He has managed one league goal for Chelsea this season.

  • Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace 2022-23

    Too Good: Wilfried Zaha

    The Ivorian winger played a huge role as Crystal Palace rallied from a goal down to defeat West Ham United 2-1 at London Stadium on Sunday.

    After the Hammers had taken the lead courtesy of Algeria international Said Benrahma, the 29-year-old Zaha turned the game in favour of Palace after levelling matters and then he was involved in the build-up to the winner scored by Michael Olise in stoppage time.

    While it was the Eagles' fifth win of the campaign, Zaha has now scored six goals in the top flight.

  • Edouard Mendy Chelsea 2022-23

    Too Bad: Edouard Mendy

    The 30-year-old Senegal custodian failed to keep a clean sheet in his second straight fixture since returning to the fold to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, who picked up a foot injury in Chelsea's 4-1 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on October 29.

    Mendy started in the 2-1 Champions League victory against Dinamo Zagreb and could not keep a clean sheet but Potter handed him another start against Arsenal where he failed to shut out the Gunners, who won 1-0.

    After his brilliant save to deny Gabriel Jesus, the Lion of Teranga was beaten after an in-swinging corner from Bukayo Saka evaded him and the defenders before finding defender Gabriel Magalhaes, who tapped the ball home.

  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Bayern Munich 2022/23.

    Too Good: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

    The Cameroon international scored a brace as Bayern Munich defeated Hertha 3-2 in a Bundesliga fixture at Olympiastadion Berlin on Saturday.

    The Bavarians had taken the lead through Jamal Musiala before Choupo-Moting hit the headlines with a quick double to take the giants to the top of the table.

    Choupo-Moting has now scored in seven straight matches for Bayern in all competitions. He started the run against Freiburg in the 5-0 league victory on October 16. He has so far scored five league goals.

  • Watford Ismaila Sarr of Senegal.

    Too Bad: Ismaila Sarr

    The Senegal international played for 90 minutes but was not able to help Watford, who suffered a 1-0 EFL Championship defeat against Coventry City at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

    In the game that saw the Hornets parade Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong, Ivory Coast's Hassane Kamara and Edo Kayembe of Democratic Republic of the Congo, the visitors scored the winner courtesy of Viktor Gyokeres.

    Sarr, who has six goals to his name, last scored in the 2-1 victory against Cardiff City on November 2.


    Too Good: Youssoufa Moukoko

    The Cameroon-born youngster was on target twice as Borussia Dortmund roared to a 3-0 Bundesliga victory against VfL Bochum on Saturday.

    He grabbed the opener at Signal Iduna Park, Giovanni Reyna doubled Dortmund's lead before he scored his second but third minutes to the half-time break.

    In the process, he became the youngest player at age 17 years and 350 days to score 10 Bundesliga goals. Previously, Florian Wirtz had scored 10 goals at 18 years and 145 days while Lukas Podolski managed the feat at 18 years and 353 days.