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Ighalo, Mane, Ayew Make African Team Of The Week

 The international break is upon us again this week and next week but not before African stars in Europe played for their clubs, most of them making telling impact. Completesportsnigeria.com's  IZUCHUKWU  OKOSI  presents the African Team of the Week for the latest round matches across Europe.

GOAL


IDRIS KAMENI

Indomitable Lions of Cameroon goalkeeper Idris Kameni was outstanding on Saturday in Malaga's 3-1 home win over Real Sociedad at the Estadio La Rosaleda. 

Kameni claimed the assist for Malaga's second goal in the seventh minute scored by Man of the Match, Brazil striker Charles, who scored all three goals in the game.  

DEFENCE


SERGE AURIER

Cote d' Ivoire's right-back Serge Aurier was in action for PSG on Sunday in their 2-1 home win over Marseille. 

Aurier was substituted in the 87th minute by Marquinhos. Defensively Aurier had a good game. He made five defensive tackles, made four interceptions, but committed three fouls. He made three key passes, had 85.7% pass accuracy, won four aerial duels and had 70 touches of the ball. 

PAPE SOUARE

Crystal Palace's Pape Souare was in action for Crystal Palace in the Eagles' 2-0 win at Selhurst Park against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. 

Souare made one tackle, one interception and seven clearances. He had 87.8% pass accuracy, won two aerial duels and touched the ball 67 times.     
                 
ISHMAEL TRAORE

Ivorian central defender Ishmael Traore was impressive in Angers' 1-0 win over Bastia at home on Saturday. The defender played for 90 minutes in the game. 

The defender made two clearances and committed one foul in the game. The win helped Angers climb to the second spot in the Ligue 1 table behind PSG. 

 
JOHN BOYE

Blak Stars of Ghana central defender John Boye scored a goal in Sivasspor's 2-2 draw at home against Mersin Idyanmardu on Sunday. His goal was the first of the game in the third minute. Boye made one tackle, four interceptions, five clearances, blocked three shots and committed one foul in the game. 

MIDFIELD


DJAKAIDJA KONE

Burkina Faso midfielder Djakaridja Kone was impressive for Turkish Lig side Sivasspor on Sunday in their 2-2 draw at home against Mersin Idyanmardu. 

The 29-year-old Kone scored his first goal of the season in the game and was in action for 90 minutes. His displays in the game won him the Man of the Match award. 

Kone made five tackles, four interceptions, two clearances and committed three fouls. He had one shot on target, made one key pass, had 51.5% pass accuracy and had 48 touches of the ball. 

VICTOR WANYAMA

Kenya defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama was very impressive in Southampton's 3-1 away victory over floundering Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. He partners Kone in our defensive midfield positions in the African Team of the Week. Wanyama was in action for 90 minutes. 

Wanyama made two defensive tackles, three interceptions, one clearance and committed one foul. He had 76.2% pass accuracy and had 22 touches of the ball. 

ANDRE AYEW

Black Stars of Ghana star Andre Ayew continued his fantastic performances for Swansea in his debut season in England as he scored a 16th minute headed goal on Sunday in the Welsh side's 2-2 at home at the Liberty Stadium against Tottenham Hotspur. 

Ayew had 75% pass accuracy, won four aerial duels and had 47 touches of the ball. He made one key pass and was fouled eight times by the Spurs defenders.     

AHMED MUSA

Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow have now gone undefeated in their last 11 matches in Premier League and Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa scored one of their two goals in the 2-0 away victory over Dynamo Moscow on Sunday. Musa struck in the 77th minute, profiting from a Seydou Doumbia assist. The goal was his sixth of the season. 


ATTACK


SADIO MANE

Senegalese forward Sadio Mane was the Man of the Match in Southampton's 3-1 away win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. 

The Teranga Lion played four shots with two on target. He made three key passes, had 78.3% pass accuracy and touched the ball 51 times. The pacey forward also won one aerial duel against the Chelsea defenders. 

                      
ODION IGHALO

Leading the African Team of the Week attack is Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Jude Odion Ighalo.

The Watford striker was on target yet again last weekend in the Clarets' 1-1 away draw against Bournemouth. 

The strike makes it five goals in the 2015/16 season for Ighalo who scored in the 45th minute of the game. The former Udinese and Granada striker is the top goal scorer in the four tiers of English football in the 2015 calendar year with 21 goals now in all competitions.
 

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