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Too Good, Too Bad: The Best and Worst of Africans Abroad

1:27 PM IST 24/10/22
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2022/23.
GOAL reviews the continent's best and worst performers around the world this weekend in various leagues

It was a frustrating weekend for Mohamed Salah and Liverpool as he could not score when they went down to a shocking 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

The loss meant the Reds have failed to win any of their first five away games in a Premier League season for the first time since 2006-07 under Rafael Benitez.

Elsewhere, as Ghana’s Mohammed Kudus was dropped by Ajax, Brian Brobbey grabbed the highlights with a brace on Saturday.

  • Patson Daka Leicester City 2022/23.

    Review of Africans in Europe

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  • Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2022/23.

    Too Bad: Mohamed Salah

    The Egyptian was constantly frustrated by Nottingham Forest’s backline and, in the end, could not pose a meaningful threat as Liverpool lost 1-0.

    Salah was restricted to four shots and two shots on target and an unusually underwhelming passing accuracy of 66.7% as he also managed just one key pass against the struggling outfit.

  • Daniel Amartey Leicester City 2022/23.

    Too Good: Daniel Amartey

    The Ghanaian was involved as Leicester City recorded a huge 4-0 away win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    Amartey was outstanding at the back as he managed to block two shots, and made four clearances and one interception.

    His solidity in the Premier League is a reminder that he should be very important for Ghana at the upcoming World Cup.

  • Patson Daka Leicestere City 2022/23.

    Too Bad: Patson Daka

    Although the Foxes had an impressive run, Daka did not contribute much to the morale-boosting victory.

    The Zambian could manage a passing accuracy of 54% with only 11 passes before he was replaced by Jamie Vardy - in the 62nd minute - who came on to score his first goal of the season.

    Offensively, Daka also recorded zero shots on target and could not dribble past an opponent too.

  • Cheikhou Kouyate Nottingham Forest 2022/23.

    Too Good: Cheikhou Kouyate

    Kouyate provided a solid defensive wall as Forest managed to stop the Reds and claim a vital win on their own turf.

    The Senegalese registered three tackles and two clearances, while in the offensive aspect, he managed one shot, one shot on target, and three key passes as his passing accuracy was recorded at 72%.

  • Brian Brobbey.

    Too Good: Brian Brobbey

    The Ghana prospect claimed a brace in Ajax’s 4-1 win over Waalwijk on Saturday.

    As Kudus – who came on in the second half, was unable to score – Brobbey was key for the away side as he found the back of the net in the 62nd and 81st minutes before he was substituted two minutes after finding his second.