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KweséESPN reveal our top five African performers from around the world's major leagues this weekend.

Ola Aina has enjoyed an encouraging campaign on loan at Hull City from Chelsea, despite the Tigers' toil at the wrong end of the Championship table.

There have been encouraging signs under new boss Nigel Adkins, raising optimism that Hull can pull themselves away from danger, but wins have still been few and far between.

Friday's 1-0 victory over rivals Sheffield United, therefore, could prove to be critical in the battle against the drop.

After an outstanding display in the victory over Nottingham Forest earlier in the month, Aina struggled against Middlesbrough, but was back to his best against the Blades.

He was arguably the best player on the pitch, creating two goalscoring opportunities, winning three tackles, a game-high three interceptions, and completing a joint-game-high three dribbles.

Mohamed Salah: The stand-out African talent in world football this season, Salah continued his awesome goalscoring run with a strike in Liverpool's 4-1 victory over West Ham United this weekend.

With none of their other top-four rivals playing on Saturday, this was a big opportunity for Liverpool to heap pressure on the clubs around them by taking three points, and they did just that following another Salah-inspired showing.

The Egypt international added the Reds' second in the 51st minute - a fine left-footed effort between the legs of Aaron Cresswell - to take his tally to 31 for the season, and 23 in the Premier League.

Karl Toko Ekambi: Angers remain in trouble near the Ligue 1 dropzone, but their relegation fears were eased with a 2-1 away win over LOSC Lille this weekend.

The win not only ended Angers' three-game losing steak, but it also took Les Scoistes up to 28 points, level with Troyes in the relegation playoff spot, and one ahead of Lille in 19th.

African Cup of Nations-winner Toko Ekambi was the game's outstanding individual, scoring twice in the final 17 minutes - including an 89th-minute winner - to salvage three potentially critical points.

The Cameroon international has 13 goals in 26 outings this term - a whopping 45 percent of Angers' total tally - and a few more performances like this would surely see them pull clear of the bottom three.

Moussa Marega: FC Porto may have been trounced by Liverpool in the Champions League, but the Portuguese giants boast their own 'Fab Three' of sensational attackers - even if they didn't turn up when the Reds came to town.

Back in domestic action this weekend, Marega flexed his attacking muscles in the absence of Vincent Aboubakar with a double as Porto put Portimonense to the sword in a resounding 5-1 triumph.

The Mali international now has 20 from 23 in the Portuguese top flight this season - a career-best return already - and his goals have been influential in firing Porto five points clear of nearest rivals Benfica.

Yusupha Om Njie: Also in Portugal, Gambian attacker Njie also netted a brace, twice finding the net as Boavista thumped Vitoria Setubal 4-0 on Sunday.

The attacker, the first Gambian to play in the Portuguese top flight, has struggled with injury since moving on loan from FUS Rabat, but scored his first goal for Boavista at the beginning of February before his big contribution this weekend.

The 24-year-old is the son of Gambian great Biri Biri, and now fit, will surely be hoping to sustain his goalscoring form until the season's end.

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