Arouna Kone helped Wigan Athletic to a historic English FA Cup triumph on Saturday after they edged compatriot Yaya Toure's Manchester City 1:0 in the final.
Wigan's determination to lift the crown for the first time in their history was helped by the sending off of Argentine defender Pablo Zabaleta in the 84th minute.
Kone and Yaya played every moment of the thrilling game which was decided in the 91st minute when substitute Ben Watson headed home from a corner kick.
Toure came close to scoring early on, but his shot was turned away by Spain's U-21 star Joel Robles who was in goal for Wigan.
Benjamin Moukanjo, Mohammed Rabiu
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.
Victor Anichebe (R)
Nigeria striker Victor Anichebe netted his sixth goal of the season for Everton to seal a 2:0 win over relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The 24-year-old, who has been shut out of the Super Eagles in recent games, turned a loose ball home in the 56th minute to atone for a huge miss just minutes earlier when he hit the post from close range with just the goalkeeper to beat.
In the Ukraine, AFCON star Ideye Brown finally broke his seven-game barren run (five in the league) when he scored the only goal of the game to help his team Dinamo Kiev beat hosts Karpaty 1:0 today.
Pierre Aubameyang was on target for the 18th time in Ligue 1 - and remains the second top scorer in the league - after equalising in the 65th minute for Saint Etienne. Thanks to the Gabon striker's effort his side drew 2-2 away at Rennes.
Benjamin Moukandjo fired home his third for struggling Nancy who lost 2-1 at league leaders Paris Saint-Germain. The Cameroon striker had given the visitors the lead in the 36th minute but Nancy succumbed to two goals in the second-half.
Cape Verde striker Odair Fortes gave Reims some hope of getting an equaliser with his 77th minute goal, but an 88th minute substitution paid off for Troyes who sealed the points in added time. It was the Guinea striker Mohamed Yattara's second goal for Troyes.
Nigeria winger Ahmed Musa sealed a 2:0 win for leaders CSKA Moscow over their relegation-threatened hosts Krylya Sovetov as the Russian Premier League resumed after a long winter break.
The Super Eagles star struck in the 72nd minute after Swedish team-mate Pontus Wernbloom had given CSKA a first half lead.
It was the ninth goal of the season for the 20-year-old AFCON star, who has been named in the Super Eagles' squad to tackle Kenya in this month's 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Victor Obinna Nsofor came on in the 79th minute for Lokomotiv Moscow in their 1-0 derby loss away to Dinamo Moscow.
Kamel Chafni and Landry Chauvin
Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng scored AC Milan's second goal of the game as they outclassed Lazio 3-0 to stay third in the Italian Serie A table.
Fellow Ghanaian Isaac Cofie also netted for Chievo after coming on as a first-half substitute. It was Cofie's first goal for Chievo but despite his equaliser his side lost 2-1 to Fiorentina.
Michael Essien played the entire 90 minutes in arguably the biggest game in international club football as his side Real Madrid edged out arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1. Despite the victory - the second in a row against league leaders Barcelona in only a few days - Madrid lie in third position and 13 points behind their rivals.
FC Kuban have signed Nigeria defender Dele Adeleye and Burkina Faso midfielder Charles Kaboré.
Adeleye joins the Russian side on a three-year contract from Tavria Simferopol of Ukraine.
He has 10 caps for Nigeria but failed to make the Super Eagles’ squad for the African Cup of Nations this month. He was a member of the Nigeria team that won silver at the 2008 Olympics.
Adeleye had been on trial with Kuban last month.
The Nigerian was once a reported transfer target for English Premier League sides Everton and Newcastle United but instead built a career as a solid center-back for Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam and Ukraine’s Metalurg Donetsk before heading to Tavria in 2011.