Saturday’s African Stars Watch
MTNFootball.com brought you live updates of all the goals and drama involving our African stars in Europe on Saturday!
There are hundreds of African players
competing across the continent today and we highlighted their achievements
across the various Leagues.
African players enrich leagues across Europe and their growing numbers in the game on the continent is testament to their skill and importance in the world game.
All times are CAT.
22h41 - Juventus win 2-0 over Parma, with new man Kwadwo Asamoah outstanding for them. And that is all from us tonight ...
22h35 - It's over in Amsterdam, where Ajax have won 5-0, with Thulani Serero playing an important role for them.
21h58 - French Ligue 1 results from today:
Nice 2-2 Lille
Nancy 0-1 Toulouse
Reims 1-0 Sochaux
Rennes 3-2 Bastia
Troyes 2-2 Lorient
Valenciennes 3-0 Ajaccio
21h46 - GOAL! Rachid Bourabia has scored his second for Lierse as they lead 10-man Cercle Brugge 3-0.
21h14 - GOAL! Moroccan Rachid Bourabia has given Lierse the lead in their Belgian league clash with Cercle Brugge. 1-0 Lierse.
20h58 - Cote d'Ivoire's Arthur Boka and Guinea international Ibrahima Traoré are both in the Stuttgart starting line-up for their German Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg.
20h52 - New signing Kwadwo Asamoah from Ghana is in the Juventus starting line-up for their Serie A opener at home to Parma. There is a Ghanaian on the Parma side too in the form of midfielder Afriyie Acquah.
20h43 - GOAL! Burkina Faso midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa has put Rennes 2-1 ahead at home to Bastia.
20h38 - South African youngster Thulani Serero starts for Ajax Amsterdam at home to NAC Breda. That game kicks-off at 20h45.
20h21 - GOAL! Mali's Mamadou Samassa has given Valenciennes the lead at home to Ajaccio.
20h16 - Zimbabwean midfielder Vusumuzi Nyoni and Senegal striker Elimane Coulibaly are in the starting XI for the home clash with Charleroi, who have Congolese stars Francis N'Ganga and Ghana's Abraham Kudemor in their side.
20h11 - South African goalkeeper Darren Keet and Cameroon forward Ernest N'For start for Belgian side Kortrijk against Waasland-Beveren, who have Burundi star Dugary Ndabashinze in their line-up.
20h01 - We have just started our five evening matches in France's Ligue 1.
19h55 - OH Leuven and Anderlecht has finished 1-1, good result for the home side.
19h49 - Nigerian Uche Nwofor starts for VV Venlo and he will be up against compatriot Kenneth Josiah Omeruo in the Den Haag defence in their Dutch Eredivisie clash.
19h36 - Senegal's Rémi Gomis and Mali's Mamadou Samassa start for Valenciennes at home to Ajaccio, who have Algeria's Carl Medjani, Senegal's Ricardo Faty, and the Mali duo of Sigamary Diarra and Fousseni Diawara.
19h22 - Ghana's John Boye, Cameroon's Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik, Guinea midfielder Abdoulaye Diallo and Burkina Faso star Jonathan Pitroipa all start for Rennes at home to Bastia, who have Algerian Fethi Harek in their side.
19h19 - Reims are starting their French Ligue 1 match against Sochaux with an incredible eight of their 11 players from Africa! Surely the biggest African influence in Europe this weekend? The visitors are no slouches either, they have six of their starting XI from Africa.
19h15 - Troyes have started with DR Congo defender Granddi N'Goyi against Lorient, who have Togolese international Alaixys Romao and Burkina Faso midfielder Alain Traoré.
19h12 - Cameroon goalkeeper Guy N'Dy Assembé starts for Nancy at home to Toulouse in France's Ligue 1, along with DR Congo's Joël Sami. The visitors have Senegal defender Cheikh M'Bengue and Tunisian Aymen Abdennour in their line-up.
18h52 - Copenhagen score twice in injury time to steal a 3-2 victory away at Randers in Denmark.
18h51 - Senegal's Nana Asare starts for Utrecht tonight against Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie, while Zambia's Jacob Mulenga and Morocco's Anouar Kali are on the bench.
18h37 - GOAL! Gambia's Ibou Sawaneh has equalised for OH Leuven against Anderlecht in Belgium. It's 1-1 now.
18h15 - Nigeria’s Jon Mikel Obi starts for Chelsea at home to Newcastle United, with Ghana's Michael Essien on the bench. The Senegal pair of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse both start for Newcastle. That game starts at 18h30.
18h06 - Ghana's Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu is in the starting line-up for Udinese, as they kick-off their Serie A season at Fiorentina. That game has just started.
17h59 - English Premiership results from today:
Aston Villa 1-3 Everton
Manchester United 3-2 Fulham
Norwich 1-1 QPR
Southampton 0-2 Wigan
Tottenham 1-1 West Brom
Chelsea vs Newcastle Utd (18h30)
Augsburg 0-2 Dusseldorf
B. Moenchengladbach 2-1 Hoffenheim
Freiburg 1-1 Mainz
Greuther Furth 0-3 Bayern Munich
Hamburger 0-1 Nurnberg
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayer Leverkusen (18h30)
VfB Stuttgart vs Wolfsburg (20h45)18h12 - Cameroon's Evariste Ngolok, Gambia's Ibou Sawaneh and Nigeria's Derick Ogbu all start for OH Leuven against Anderlecht in Belgium.
17h50 - GOAL! The forgotten man Arouna Kone has scored a second for Wigan in his first start for the club since a move in the close season!
17h36 - GOAL! Now here is a rare thing, Tottenham have the lead and it is Cameroon international Benoît Assou-Ekotto with the goal! It is just his fifth goal in 180 appearances for Spurs. he collects a loose ball after a corner is cleared and unleashes a terrific half-volley which is deflected on its way past Ben Foster.
17h34 - GOAL! Egypt's Ahmed Elmohamad scores for Aston Villa against Everton, it's now 3-1 to The Toffees. The Egyptian's 30-yard shot should really have been saved by Everton keeper Tim Howard, but it swerved into the net. Game on?
17h28 - Senegal's Tidiane Sane starts for Randers against FC Copenhagen in Denmark. This is a top of the table clash.
17h22 - South African Steven Pienaar sees his rasping drive brilliantly saved by Shay Given of Aston Villa. Pienaar has already scored one as Everton lead 3-0 at Villa Park.
17h13 - GOAL! Moroccan Merouane Zemmama has scored a second for English Championship side Middlesbrough. They lead Crystal Palace 2-0.
17h06 - Back under way in the games in England, though Chelsea vs Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge (18h30) is under threat due to torrential rain. At the moment it is still on.
16h46 - You can get match details from four live games at the moment, Manchester United vs Fulham, Aston Villa vs Everton, Tottenham Hotspur vs West Brom and in Germany, Gruether Furth vs Bayern Munich.
16h32 - Not much to report from our African stars at the moment, Steven Pienaar remains a big influence for Everton at Aston Villa.
16h19 - Cameroon's Sebastien Bassong has not had a happy debut so far for Norwich, his challenge on Djibral Cisse was deemed a penalty and QPR have equalised. 1-1. To be fair, it was a very generous award by the referee.
16h12 - He's not African, but worth mentioning that Robin van Persie has scored for Manchester United 10 minutes into his home debut for the club. They are 1-1 with Fulham.
16h05 - GOAL! Steven Pienaar has just scored a stunner for Everton to put them 1-0 up at Aston Villa. He picks up the ball on the edge of the area and unleashed an unstoppable drive past Shay Given in the home goal. Great strike!
16h03 - South African May Mahlangu starts for Helsingborg at Djurgarden, it could be his last League game for the club with Turkish clubs circling for a transfer ...
16h00 - Match in Germany are now 30 minutes in and no goals yet! Games in England are about to kick off now.
15h35 - Mali star Mahamadou Diarra starts for Fulham at Manchester United, who have dropped Wayne Rooney in favour of Robin van Persie. That is not going to go down well with Coleen ...
15h32 - Former Cote d'Ivoire international forward Arouna Kone (remember him?) starts for Wigan Atheltic as they travel to Southampton. He was at Levante in Spain last season but, quite literally, did nothing - he failed to make a single first team appearance.
15h24 - Cameroon's Benoît Assou-Ekotto starts for Tottenham Hotspur at home to West Brom. Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor is on the bench. Youssuf Mulumbu from DR Congo is in the Brummies side, but there is no starting place for Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie. You can follow our live coverage of this game here!
15h19 - As expected, South Africa's Steven Pienaar starts for Everton at Aston Villa. Nigeria's Victor Anichebe and Senegal's Magaye Gueye are on the bench for The Toffees. Morocco's Karim El Ahmadi starts for Villa
15h15 - Cameroon midfielder Sebastien Bassong will make his debut for Norwich City against QPR in the English Premiership following his switch from Tottenham Hotspur in the week. Senegal's Armand Traore starts for QPR.
14h59 - Zimbabwean striker Knowledge Musona will start wide on the right for Augsburg against Dusseldorf in the German Bundesliga today at 15h30. He was once on the books of Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa. Augsburg also have Sierra Leone international Gabriel Sankoh at centre-back.
14h45 - Disappointment for Benin's Stéphane Sessègnon and Egypt's Ahmed Elmohamady as their match for Sunderland against Reading in the English Premiership is called off! Why? Waterlogged pitch! British summer? Pah ...
14h30 - Ghana youth winger Abeiku Quansah returned to Arsenal Kyiv's training on Wednesday after being ruled out of action for close to two months with a knee injury.
14h28 - Some news from today, Nigeria defender Ugochukwu Ukah could be out of action for six weeks after he broke his arm on his debut in a Polish top-flight match.
14h16 - Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diamé of West Ham United is having a bad day so far at Swansea City, his side is 2-0 down after 30 minutes. Both very sloppy goals to concede.
13h49 - GOAL! We already have a goal from our African stars as Kenyan Victor Wanyama, who has previously been linked with Arsenal, gives Glasgow Celtic a four-minute lead at Inverness in the Scottish Premier League. Inverness 0-1 Celtic