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23.01.2007 Football News


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Senegal midfielder Amdy Faye scored his first goal in English football with the winner for Charlton at the midfielder's former club Portsmouth.

Fellow Senegalese El Hadji Diouf was sent-off for foul play and abusive language as his side Bolton Wanderers suffered a 5-1 defeat in the English Premiership at Middlesbrough.

The striker was shown a straight red card after abusing the referee - an incident which added to the disappointment of Bolton manager Sam Allardyce. "I've no complaints about the score, or the red card, we got exactly what we deserved," he said.

Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba remains the top scorer in the English Premier League with 14 goals despite not scoring in Chelsea's 2-0 defeat to third placed Liverpool at Anfield.

The French FA Cup fixtures were played at the weekend in France and there were plenty of African goals.

Kenyan striker Dennis Oliech scored in the last minutes to seal victory for Nantes who defeated 10-man Amiens 3-1 to reach the final 16.

Algeria's Mansour Boutabout and Cameroonian striker Marcus Mokake were both on target as Sedan were victorious over Calais 2-1.

Marseille progressed at the expense of Le Mans with a last minute extra-time goal by their Senegalese striker Mamadou Niang who scored from a corner.

Lens secured their passage through to the next round by beating Orleans 3-1.
Gabon striker Daniel Cousin had given Lens the lead in the 9th minute.

Burkinabe Yahia Kebe was the only African scorer in the eight-goal thriller between his winning side Libourne St Seurin and Jarville.

The game went into extra-time before Ligue 2 side Libourne could win 5-3.

And Ivorian Bonaventure Kalou lifted Paris Saint-Germain's spirit after a series of poor results by scoring the only goal of the game against Gueugnon.

There was also fifth round Cup action in Portugal at the weekend with mixed fortunes for three Senegalese players.

Alhadji Keita scored in the second-half for Rio Ave but his effort was not enough to avoid a 2-1 defeat to Sporting Lisbon.

Striker Fary Faye scored twice as Boavista eliminated Penalva do Castelo 3-1.

Dame Ndoye was shown the red card just four minutes after giving Academica the lead in the 2-1 win over Leixoes.

Angolan Pedro Mantorras returned from a long spell on the sidelines to score the winner for Benfica.

The striker came on as a late substitute to inspire Benfica to battle from behind to beat Uniao Leiria 2-1.

Mantorras last scored for his club in April last year.

It was the group stage fixtures of the Turkish Cup at the weekend and Guineans were on target for their various clubs.

Ibrahim Yattara netted for Trabzonspor in the 1-1 draw with Konyaspor.

Fellow Guinean Kaba Diawara scored the only goal of the game as Gaziantepspor edged out Sivasspor 1-0.

Leaders PSV Eindhoven returned from the winter break to claim three more points with help from Ivorian Arouna Kone who scored their second goal in a 3-1 victory over Heerenveen.

It was Kone's 10th goal of the season.

Fellow Ivorian Sekou Cisse put Roda in the lead in the 2-1 win over Willem II.

NAC Breda maintained their place in the top-half of the table with a shock win over Feyenoord. Two goals from South African Glen Salmon helped Breda to seventh position.

And Ghana's Fred Benson scored the eventual winner for Vitesse Arnhem who triumphed 3-2 over Groningen.

Egyptian Ahmed Hassan and his team mate Mohamed Tchite both scored for Anderlecht in their 2-0 victory over St Truiden.

Anderlecht are second in the table, one point behind Genk after 18 games.

Mali's Mahamadou Dissa salvaged a point for Beveren who drew 1-1 with Germinal Beerschot.

Gambia's Mustapha Jarju made sure of the points for Lierse who beat Charleroi 2-1.

Despite the win Lierse still remain stuck to the bottom of the table.

Meanwhile, Lokeren, who are just above Lierse lost 3-1 at Standard Liege.

Moroccan Ali Bouabe pulled a goal back for the losing visitors.

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