Beginning from next week Newslegend.com.ng will present to you the African stars who were excellent for their European clubs every match day in their respective leagues in the AFRICAN TEAM OF THE WEEK.
Before the international break three African stars for instance were in imperious form for their clubs-Pierre- Emerick Aubamayang, Sadio Mane and Salomon Kalou.
Who will be the outstanding African heroes for their European clubs
Some games have gone down this weekend and Newslegend.com.ng are already monitoring these matches featuring African players.
It is a delight which Newslegend.com.ng editor IZUCHUKWU OKOSI previously presented for Completesportsnigeria.com…now you will have it here.
For a hint of what you read from next week, this is the statistics of the three African players mentioned earlier. That is before they played their countries’ 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers last week.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool & Senegal)
The Liverpool star scored a brace in Liverpool’s 6-1 smashing of Swansea before the international break. Mane had three shots on target and made two key passes at the Anfield on November 6.
The Senegalese forward whose national team were defeated by South Africa in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Saturday thanks to some dubious refereeing decisions had 44 touches of the ball and recorded 84.6% pass accuracy
when the Reds soared to an emphatic victory.
*Mane was denied the chance to score on Saturday, 19 November (2016) as Liverpool visited his old side Southampton.The Saints held The Reds to a scoreless draw.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMAYANG (Borrusia Dortmund & Gabon)
Borussia Dortmund are undefeated in their last 26 home matches and hoped to keep that record intact on Saturday when they hosted Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could help his side notch up all three points if his form before the international break does not desert him.
The Africa Footballer of the Year returned from a game suspension- imposed on him by his club to score four times in Dortmund’s 5-2 thumping of Hamburger SV away on November 5.
Aubamayang made three key passes in the game, had 36 touches of the ball and completed 17 of his passes (82.4% accurate).
The speedy forward made two accurate passes and had one accurate through ball. Aubamayang even had a defensive shift, making one tackle and committing two tackles.
SALOMON KALOU (Hertha Berlin and Cote d’ Ivoire)
Ivorian forward Salomon Kalou was in imperious form before the international break, scoring a hat-trick in Hertha Berlin’s 3-0 home win against Borrusia Mochengladbach on November 4.