AFS TOTW – Aubameyang, Sow & Wakaso star
The AFS Team of the Week goes on a break for the international week but not without stand-out performances from Africans as most major leagues enter the business end.
The Africa Football Shop team welcomes no fewer than six newcomers to the AFS TOTW from as far out as Russia & Portugal.
Ghanaian goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey may have been snubbed by Avram Grant for the internationals this week, but he was in great form for Portland Timbers as he kept another clean-sheet in the MLS.
Egyptian Ahmed Elmohamady comes in at right back after a great performance for Hull City in their loss to Chelsea. The experienced Dany Nounkeu returns to the AFS TOTW after helping Evian to a needed win over Montpellier and keeping a clean sheet in the process. Alongside him is the Senegalese Cheikhou Kouyaté who played a starring role in defence as West Ham secured maximum points against Sunderland. Togolese Jordan Amavi makes his AFS TOTW debut after an outstanding performance as his Nice side beat championship chasers Lyon away from home.
AFS TOTW regular Max Gradel maintains his position after another great outing for the Ivorian in St. Etienne’s victory over Lille. The winger scored both goals for The Greens. Ghanaian Alhassan Wakaso makes his AFS TOTW debut after helping Rio Ave to a shock win over Portuguese giants Benfica. Another debutant Togolese Alaixys Romao was instrumental in Marseille’s demolition of Lens as they chase the Ligue 1 title. Zambian Chisamba Lungu completes the midfield this week after helping FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast to a win over Amker Perm in the Russian Premier League.
Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the disappoint of exiting the UEFA Champions League to the side as his brace helped secure three points at Hannover. Moussa Sow was the hero as he struck late to give Fenerbahce victory over Besiktas in the fierce Istanbul derby.
AFS STAR MAN OF THE WEEK – PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG
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