Swiss Super League African round-up

Published On 03/11/2014 | By Theo Sakyi | Best of the Rest, Europe, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Latest News, Maghreb, Top Stories

It was a quiet weekend for African players in the Swiss Super League but a Tunisian duo played an important role in FC Zurich’s surprise 2-3 home defeat to bottom side FC Luzern.

Tunisia playmaker Yassine Chikhaoui dispatched a penalty in the 36th minute to draw Zurich level. However Luzern put some daylight between themselves and the home team with two goals to make the score 3-1. Striker Amine Chermiti reduced the deficit for Zurich but it ultimately wasn’t enough to earn any points.

Egypt Midfielder Mohamed El Nenny and 17 year-old Cameroonian Breel Embolo were on the winning team for FC Basel’s 2-0 victory against Grasshopper Club Zurich. Egypt midfielder Kahraba kitted out for Grasshopper. Ivory Coast wide man Giovanni Sio and 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winning midfielder Nathan Sinkala were unused substitutes.

Birama N’Doye’s goal for FC Sion led to a fight back against FC Aarau, after his side were 2-0 down. The Senegalese midfielder was joined by Ivory Coast midfielder Xavier Kouassi, Gambia defender Pa Modou Jagne and Senegal midfielder Moussa Konate as the side fought back to earn a 2-2 draw. Congolese attacker Chadrac Akolo and 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Boot winner Ebenezer Assifuah were on the bench for Sion.

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