Jean Marie Dongou and Carlos Puyol
Goals for Oussama Assaidi and Maroune Chamakh helped their sides pull in three points in the English Premier League at the weekend.
Assaidi scored a dramatic late winner for Stoke against Chelsea, while Chamakh scored the second goal for Crystal Palace in the 2-0 win over Cardiff.
In France, Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was finally beaten, conceding his first goal in 1,062 minutes of play for Lille - ironically an own-goal by Simon Kjaer.
In Italy, Serie A title challengers AS Roma ended a run of four successive draws with an enthralling 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Sunday, helped by an inspirational display from Gervinho who set up both goals.
Morocco stars Marouane Chamakh and Oussama Assaidi shone in English Premier League games on Saturday, scoring vital goals that ensured wins for their clubs.
Former Arsenal star Chamakh scored for the second straight league game for Crystal Palace as they beat Nigeria ace Osaze Odemwingie's Cardiff City 2:0 at home.
The 58th minute strike from inside the area - Chamakh's third goal of the campaign - sealed the win for Palace.
Compatriot Assaidi scored a magnificent winner for Stoke City who came from behind to beat visiting title hopefuls Chelsea 3:2.
Congo DR youngster Clarck N'Sikulu and experienced Senegal poacher Modou Sougou scored for hosts Evian TG as they shocked French Ligue 1 leaders PSG 2:0 on Wednesday night.
The defeat ended the big-spending PSG's 26-game unbeaten run.
21-year-old Clarck N'Sikulu had only been on the pitch four minutes when he rammed home a rebound from a Sougou shot in the 75th minute, after Ghana international Jonathan Mensah robbed Argentina's Javier Pastore of the ball and started a counterattack.
Modou Sougou then grabbed his third goal of the campaign three minutes from time to seal the points for the lowly Evian.
Napoli and Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Alex Song from Barcelona.
The 26-year-old joined the Catalans from Premier League side Arsenal at the start of last season but has been unable to secure his place as a regular starter
According to Sky Italia, Napoli manager Rafa Benitez is keen on luring the player to the Stadio San Paolo.
Napoli are likely to face tough competition for his services with United manager Alex Song also said to be keen on signing the player in order to strengthen his midfield.
Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama needs 140 minutes of clean sheet time to equal the all-time French League record of most minutes gone without conceding.
The man in between the sticks for second placed Lille played out 1035 minutes without conceding a goal when his side defeated Marseille 1-0 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Tuesday night.
The African Cup of Nations-winning goalkeeper has not conceded a goal in his last 11 outings in the league, with Lille managing nine wins during this period. In all, he’s overseen an overly impressive 14 clean sheets in 16 games this season.
His exploits have helped propel Lille to second place on the log, heavily breathing down the neck of leaders PSG.
Youssouf Mulumbu has denied saying that he wants to leave West Brom in January for a "more classy" club.
Quotes were attributed to the Congolese midfielder regarding his future at the club and the professionalism of his team-mates, with him supposedly identifying Arsenal as a team to have made an approach for his services.
However, Mulumbu insists that he was misrepresented and has sought to reassure fans that he is fully committed to Steve Clarke's side.
"I did an interview with a French journalist last week but I am not very happy about how my answers have been reported," he told West Brom's official website.
Swansea City have received an injury boost with the news striker Wilfried Bony will only be out for ten days.
Bony limped off during Swansea’s 1-0 defeat to Valenica in the Europa League with what was later confirmed as a hamstring injury.
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup had feared the club’s record signing would be out for ‘several weeks’ but further tests have revealed otherwise.
It has been confirmed that the Ivoirian international had sustained a Grade One tear and will be out for just over a week.
Demba Ba was on the scoresheet for Chelsea against Southampton at the weekend, coming on for Michael Essien who struggled early on.
The Senegal striker notched his side's third goal in a 3-1 come-from-behind win against the visitors at Stamford Bridge.
Also in England, his compatriot Mohamed Diamé scored his first goal of the season as West Ham thrashed Fulham 3-0.
There were goals also for Africans Moustapha Bayal Sall, who plays for Senegal as well, of St Etienne and Vincent Aboubakar of Lorient in France.