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.
Tottenham are willing to listen to offers for Emmanuel Adebayor as they try and try and get the £100,000-a-week striker off their wage bill.
Spurs are keen to overhaul their striking options and it could mean Adebayor returns to former club Monaco who have just been promoted to the French top tier, report the Sunday People.
The 29-year-old striker has failed to provide the impact that Andre Villas-Boas was hoping for this season following his impressive loan spell last season from Manchester City.
Last season he scored 17 goals in 33 games but this term has found the net just three times in 21 outings.
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor feels that Manchester City's indiscipline under pressure gives his side an opportunity to win on Sunday.
The Togolese, who was sold by Roberto Mancini for £5 million in the summer after spending last term on loan at White Hart Lane, feels that his former team-mates become argumentative when things do not go their way.
"We just have to believe in our quality and put them under pressure and then for sure we have a chance to win," Adebayor told the media.
"For sure, because I was there [at City] and whenever things are not going their way there will definitely be a fight or an argument on the pitch and that is how we can take them down."
Nicholas Nkoulou, Pierre Aubameyang
The Marc-Vivien Foe award, with the name of the former Cameroonian footballer who died in June 2003 at the Confederations Cup and rewarding since 3 years the best African player in Ligue 1 has announced its nominees for the 2013 edition.
Tunisia aligns three players; Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia, Toulouse FC), Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia, Bastia) and Saber Khelifa (Tunisia, Evian Thonon Gaillard). It is the largest contingent of nominees. Togo will count on the goalkeeper Kossi Agassa and the midfielder Romao Alaixys to win the title.
The favorites for the 2013 edition are undoubtedly the Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , author of 17 goals in Ligue 1 and the Cameroonian Nkoulou Nicolas of Marseille. Both players enjoyed a good season and are in the running for a place on the European stage next season.
Rising Egypt winger Mohamed Salah was FC Basel's most dangerous player until his extra-time exit as they beat Tottenham 4:1 on penalties in the Europa League to reach their first European semi-finals.
The match had ended 2:2 at Sankt Jakob-Park to ensure a 4:4 aggregate score, with extra-time failing to produce any winners, albeit Salah's international team-mate Mohamed El-Nenni hit the woodwork.
Togo star Emmanuel Adebayor was among the Spurs players to miss from the spot when he skied his effort.
Salah and El-Nenni, both just 20 years old, put in monumental shifts for the Swiss champions, but it was the silky skills of Salah that had Tottenham wishing he was on their side.
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.
Papiss Demba Cissé
Senegal striker Papiss Cisse netted a superb last-gasp winner for his relegation-threatened club Newcastle to ensure a 1:0 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Sunday.
The three points moved Newcastle five points clear of the relegation zone and would ease survival fears as the Magpies rose to 13th place.
Cisse, who scored just three days ago in a Europa Cup defeat to Benfica, had threatened several times, but finally had his break three minutes into stoppage time when he latched on to a loose ball and scored from close range.
The Teranga Lion was mobbed by his club's fans in the stands after he joined them for celebrations.