Basil Afoni-It was a wonderful week for Cameroonian players plying their trade in Europe as they were able to lead their various clubs to victory and also finding the back of the net.
In France, Nicholas Nkoulou’s Olympique de Marseille was able to thrashed Evian by 3-1. He was also involved in the throughout the 90th minute of play. This was the fifth consecutive game for the Cameroonian central defender this year.
In the other match, Benjamin Moukandjo’s Stade de Reims won its first game of the season after five games by beating Toulouse (2-0). However, the Cameroonian was on the bench.
Cameroon’s new magic boy, Clinton Njie’s Olympique Lyon beat their rival AS Monaco 2-1 with the Cameroonian coming in at the 60th minute with more steam that saw his side carry the day.
Meanwhile, in Portugal, Vincent Abubakar made his debut with FC Porto when he came in at injury time in their 1-1draw against Vitoria Guimaraes. He will be expected to start today, Tuesday 16, September against BATE Borisov for their first outing in Group H of the UEFA Champions League. On his part, Edgar Salli did not take part in his new club, Academica Coimbra game.
In Turkey, Jaques Zoua scored a brace to secure a 2-2 draw for KayseriErciyesspor against Gaziantepspo on Sunday in the Turkish league. Meanwhile, George Mandjeck was absent due to a mild pain, following his recent games with the national team.
Aurelian Chedjou’s Galatasaray pulled a 0-0 tie against Eskisehirspor with the Cameroonian defender putting on an excellent show. Webo played just the last 10 minutes of the game in Fenerbhaçe’s draw against Trabzonspor.
In the German Bundesliga, Choupo-Moting scored his first goal with his new club Schalke04. Choupo-Moting was used as the lone striker in the game, in a 4-5-1 system used by Schalke04. However, his goal could not rescue Schalke04 from a 1-4 humiliation in the hands of Borussia M’gladbach.
Also, in the Spanish La Liga, Idriss Carlos Kameni made his third consecutive start this season for Malaga in their 0-0 tie against Levante.