Published Jan 14
Best African Players from the weekend
In the Premier League, two of the top performing Africans of the weekend both scored in the same game, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting in the 12th minute of Arsenal’s 1-1 draw away to Crystal Palace at Sehurst Park. The Gabonese was also sent off midway through the second half, leaving the Gunners to hang on for a share of the spoils and ruling him out of their next game against Sheffield United.
The other goal scorer was of course Ghanaian Jordan Ayew, who converted from an assist by Senegalese Cheikhou Kouyate to continue his fine Premier League season in the colours of the Eagles.
Another top African in the Premier League this weekend was Manchester City’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez, who scored two goals and provided an assist as his team racked up a 6-1 away win over Aston Villa on Sunday evening, reclaiming second place on the log from Leicester City in the process.
Mahrez and Ayew are set to come up against one another when City host Palace at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 18 January, a match you can see live on SuperSport.
In Serie A, the top performing African player was Ivorian Seko Fofana, who set up two goals – for Ken Sema and Rodrigo De Paul – in Udinese’s 3-0 home win over Sassuolo on Sunday. The win lifted the Udine club to 12th place on the log and they are now a full 10 points clear of the relegation zone.
Another African performance of note came from Franck Kessie, with the Ivorian putting in a solid 90-minute shift as Milan claimed a much-needed 2-0 win at Cagliari to return to the top half of the standings. The match at Sardegna Arena also featured a first goal since his return to the Rossoneri for the legendary Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
You can see Fofana and Kessie go head-to-head on SuperSport this coming weekend when Milan and Udinese meet at the San Siro on the afternoon of Sunday 19 January.
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Broadcast details for the week ahead
Catch Ayew and Mahrez in the following Premier League game:
Saturday 18 January
17:00: Manchester City v Crystal Palace – LIVE on SuperSport Maximo, SuperSport Maximo 360, SuperSport Select 2 Go and SuperSport 3
Catch Kessie and Fofafa in the following Serie A game:
Sunday 19 January
13:30: Milan v Udinese – LIVE on SuperSport Maximo, SuperSport Maximo 2, SuperSport Select 5 Go, SuperSport 8 Africa and SuperSport 9