African Footballers Making Waves in Europe: Osimhen and Salah Find Net Success
African football stars Victor Osimhen and Mohamed Salah both found the back of the net to help their respective teams secure victories in league matches over the weekend.
Osimhen, who was the top scorer in Serie A last season, scored two goals in Napoli’s 3-1 win against Frosinone. Meanwhile, Salah made up for a missed penalty by tapping in the rebound to seal a 3-1 victory for Liverpool against Bournemouth.
In the English Premier League, Salah scored in the 36th minute to give Liverpool a 2-1 lead, as he fired the rebound from the penalty past the Bournemouth captain and goalkeeper, Neto.
Tottenham’s Senegalese midfielder, Pape Sarr, scored his first goal for the team in their impressive 2-0 win against Manchester United. Sarr found the back of the net from close range in the 49th minute, breaking the stalemate and contributing to Tottenham’s victory.
Yoane Wissa, a forward from the Democratic Republic of Congo, played a crucial role in Brentford’s 3-0 win against Fulham. He capitalized on a mistake by Issa Diop to score the opening goal and was fouled by Tim Ream in the penalty area, resulting in a red card for Ream. Wissa’s teammate, Bryan Mbeumo, converted the penalty and scored again in added time.
In Spain, Inaki Williams, a Ghanaian international, scored the first goal in Athletic Bilbao’s 2-0 win against Osasuna in La Liga. He finished from close range after being set up by his younger brother, Nico Williams. Inaki scored 10 league goals last season, which was his second-best tally in the Spanish top flight.
In Italy, Victor Osimhen, a forward from Nigeria, continued his impressive form from the previous season by scoring two goals in Napoli’s 3-1 win against Frosinone. His first goal came from a powerful shot off the crossbar, and he sealed the victory with a simple finish after being set clear by Giovanni Di Lorenzo.
Guinean striker Serhou Guirassy, who was Stuttgart’s top scorer last season, scored twice in their 5-0 home win against Bochum in Germany. Alongside DR Congo striker Silas Mvumpa, the two players led Stuttgart’s attack and showcased their attacking prowess.
Zimbabwean Marshall Munetsi played a crucial role in Reims’ 2-0 win against Clermont in Ligue 1. His early headed goal set up the victory for Reims, as they secured their first win of the season. Munetsi beat Senegalese goalkeeper Mory Diaw from close range after a failed clearance by the visitors from a corner.
Overall, these African football stars made significant contributions to their teams’ victories and showcased their talent on the field.