PL Match Day 31 African 11


The African talents in the Premier League played their parts for their various sides in the just concluded Match Day 31 fixtures.  Some started, some came in as substitutes, some were unused subs while others didn’t make the Match Day line up while some were absent due to injuries. The ones who were in action put up decent performances for their sides to enable them to get the better of their opponents.

However, we’ll be focusing on only the African players whose sides garnered a point at least from the concluded Match Day 31 fixtures. Some players returned to the 11, while some still maintained their position in the team. Sadio Mane is a notable absence as he was injured and couldn’t play any part for his side on the pitch. Let’s dive in!

It seems Leicester is Africa, and Africa is Leicester as the foxes continued their fine run with their African imports playing significant parts yet again.

 

RIYAD MAHREZ

NATIONALITY: ALGERIA

CLUB: LEICESTER CITY

POSITION: ATTACKING MIDFIELDER

The Algerian was on hand to initiate those runs and dribbles from the wings and through the middle to create openings for others, which ensured his team ran out winners, garnering maximum points and maintaining their winning run in the process

 

YOHAN BENALOUANE

NATIONALITY: TUNISIA

CLUB: LEICESTER CITY

POSITION: CENTER BACK

The Tunisian was a starter yet again, and his performance alongside his teammates in defence ensured Leicester kept a clean sheet in the fixture.

 

WILFRED NDIDI

NATIONALITY: NIGERIA

CLUB: LEICESTER CITY

POSITION: DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER

The Nigerian was on hand to put up a commanding midfield performance to ensure the defence behind him was well covered and not prone to incessant attacks from the opposition. Although, there were no screamers from him on the day.

 

ISLAM SLIMANI

NATIONALITY: ALGERIA

CLUB: LEICESTER CITY

POSITION: CENTER FORWARD

The Algerian striker came on as a sub in the 62nd minute for Japanese forward, Shinji Okazaki and provided the opener in the 69th minute with a decent header courtesy of a cross from Marc Albrighton. A very important goal it was!

 

Hull City have their own pool of Africans plying their trade for them in the Premier League. They also played their part.

 

El MOHAMADY

NATIONALITY: EGYPT

CLUB: HULL CITY

POSITION: RIGHT BACK

The Egyptian was on hand to ensure that Middlesbrough’s attackers were restricted in the high scoring game. He came out tops with his side as they outscored Boro.

 

ALFRED N’ DIAYE

NATIONALITY: SENEGAL

CLUB: HULL CITY

POSITION: CENTRAL MIDFIELDER

The Senegalese midfielder put in a decent shift to complement his side’s efforts to garner all three points on the day

 

OUMAR NIASSE

NATIONALITY: SENEGAL

CLUB: HULL CITY

POSITION: CENTER FORWARD

The Senegalese Striker contributed a goal in the game which aided in them outscoring their opponents on the day. A well taken goal as he chested the ball down before placing a bouncing ball beyond the goal keeper.

 

ERIC BAILLY

NATIONALITY: COTE D’ IVOIRE

CLUB: MANCHESTER UNITED

POSITION: CENTER BACK

The Ivorian defender put in a solid defensive performance to ensure his side didn’t go down further as they fought to get back into the game. He came up with a brilliant last ditch tackle to deny Lukaku when he was through on goal to keep Man United in the game.

 

IDRISSA GUEYE

NATIONALITY: SENEGAL

CLUB: EVERTON FC

POSITION: DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER

The Senegalese ball winner and tackler was on hand to thwart most of Man United’s attacking moves from midfield. His side got a point from Old Trafford

 

MOHAMED ELNENY

NATIONALITY: EGYPT

CLUB: ARSENAL

POSITION: CENTRAL MIDFIELDER

The Egyptian’s shift in midfield contributed to Arsenal seeing off West Ham with a 3 nil win. He was replaced by Ramsey in the 83rd minute after effectively playing his part on the night.

 

JOEL MATIP

NATIONALITY: CAMEROON

CLUB: LIVERPOOL

POSITION: CENTER BACK

The Cameroonian defender came on as a sub for Liverpool in the 65th minute to help them see out a win against a stubborn Bournemouth side. His efforts seemed insignificant as Liverpool conceded in the 87th minute and drew the game.

 

Match Day 32 comes up in a few days and we hope for more outstanding performances from the African players in the Premier League. We would like to experience some selection headache for this weekly 11.



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