Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone was among the stars as Wigan stunned Manchester City 1-0 at the weekend to lift the FA Cup trophy for the first time.
The African star with the blond dyed hair troubled City throughout with his running and now turns his attention to keeping the cup winners in the Premier League.
Unfashionable Wigan visit Arsenal on Tuesday and host Aston Villa on Sunday, needing to win both ganes to be sure of avoiding relegation.
Ivorian Yaya Toure, South African Steven Pienaar and Kenyan Dennis Oliech were among the African scorers in the top European football leagues at the weekend.
Reigning African Footballer of the Year Toure collected his ninth goal of the season and first since February for deposed English Premier League champions Manchester City with a late thunderbolt in a 2-1 home win over West Ham.
Retired South Africa captain and midfielder Pienaar scored the only goal as Everton edged Fulham while in France Kenya striker Oliech netted in stoppage time to earn struggling Ajaccio a key 2-1 win over Montpellier.
Record four-time African Footballer of the Year Samuel Eto'o scored for Russian big spenders Anzhi Makhachkala at the weekend on his return from a knee injury.
However, the Cameroonian star could not prevent Dynamo Moscow fighting back to force a 3-3 draw and leave Anzhi third in the table, 10 points behind leaders CSKA Moscow with five rounds left.
Benin midfielder Stephane Sessegnon was on target for the second consecutive week, with his late first-half goal giving lowly Sunderland a 1-0 home victory over Everton.
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It was the African Show as Nancy beat Evian TG 3:1 in the French top-flight on Sunday.
All goals in the tie were scored by African players with Cameroon striker Benjamin Moukandjo Bile striking twice to seal the win for Nancy after compatriot Paul Efoulou had opened scoring.
Tunisia striker Saber Khelifa netted the consolation goal for visitors Evian TG. It was his tenth goal of the season.
Khelifa's international team-mate Wahbi Khazri netted his seventh goal of the campaign for Bastia, but it proved only a consolation as visitors Lille stormed back to win the tie 2:1.
A number of African stars were on target for the clubs in midweek European club games played on Wednesday.
Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame curled home a superb goal in their 2:2 draw with Manchester United in an English Premier League game. The 55th minute strike was West Ham's second of the game and Diame's third of the season.
Mali striker Cheick Diabate was the hero for Bordeaux as his second half brace lifted them to a 3:2 win over second-tier hosts RC Lens. Bordeaux, who had to come from behind, are consequently through to the semi-finals of the Coupe de France where they will tackle fellow Ligue 1 side Lorient.
African stars had mixed luck in the FA Cup semi-finals at the weekend with Ivorian Arouna Kone helping Wigan triumph while a superb goal from Senegalese Demba Ba could not prevent Chelsea going out.
Kone burst clear of several defenders to create the first goal as Wigan took time off from an English Premier League relegation struggle to defeat second-tier Millwall 2-0 and earn a first FA Cup final appearance.
Ba scored with an acrobatic half-volley for Chelsea to halve a two-goal deficit against fellow giants Manchester City, but an equaliser eluded the title-holders at a packed Wembley stadium.
Papiss Demba Cisse was the toast of Newcastle at the weekend after scoring the late English Premier League goal that secured a 1-0 victory over Fulham and eased relegation worries.
The Senegalese goal poacher has made a habit of snatching last-gasp goals lately, including one against Anzhi Makhachkala of Russia that lifted the Magpies into the last eight of the Europa League.
Togolese Emmanuel Adebayor was another African scorer in the Premier League, putting Tottenham Hotspur ahead just 34 seconds into a thriller against visiting Everton that ended in a 2-2 draw.