They are five African scorers to play terror on the grounds of the Emirate, while Michael Olunga of Kenya, Baghdad Bounedjah of Algeria and Ghanaian Andre Ayew fly over the ranking of Qatar League scorers.
The ranking is thus completed by the Aigle of Mali Cheick Tidiane Diabaté (6 goals for Al Gharafa) and by Yohan Boli, Ivorian scorer of Laurent Blanc’s Al Rayyan (5 goals).
Kenya international Michael Olunga arrived at Al Duhail last January, preceded by a flattering reputation developed in Asia.
Best player and top scorer in Japan, the Harambee Star did not take long to make people talk in the Middle East. 20 goals in the first 6 months and already 12, in just 7 league games at mid-season.
African champion with Algeria in 2019, Baghdad Bounedjah has reigned over the ranking of Qatari gunners for several seasons. Revealed on the African continent with Etoile du Sahel, Fennec joined Al Sadd 6 years ago.
In the Qatar Stars League, Bounedjah compiles 128 goals in 108 matches. Two seasons ago, his 39 goals in a single season earned him the title of top scorer in the world.
Finally, the latest arrival in the Gulf is not the least famous. At 31, Andre Ayew lives a second youth in Qatar after a successful European career (Marseille like his father Abedi Pelé, Swansea and West Ham in the Premier League).
Indeed, with Xavi’s Al Sadd, the captain of the Ghana Black Stars scored 7 goals in the first nine days.
The league is put on hold for the next two months. The resumption will be an opportunity for other long-awaited African scorers to show up vi phrasal.