Open from Friday, the first day of the French Ligue 1 closed its doors on the evening of Sunday, August 13, 2023. After this day, which marks the beginning of the season, many African players such as Ibrahim Salah or Akor Adams distinguished themselves with doubles. Start the season off in the best possible way. Top African scorers ranked down after day one,
From day one of Ligue 1, the ranking of the best African scorers has already tightened. Moroccan Ibrahim Salah and Nigerian Akor Adams are competing for first place. Both are authors of one couplet each. Messines were corrected in the afternoon at Rojon Park by hosts FC Metz, Ibrahim Salah and Stade Rennais winning by a score of 5–1. With Rennes already leading 3-1, Atlas Lion pulled out all stops, scoring two goals (87th and 90+4th) to reassure the locals. Amin Ghauri also scored a goal in this match. The latter should join the Algerian selection next September.
On his part, the Nigerian also put in a satisfactory performance against Montpellier during his welcome to Le Havre. Acor Adams equalized for Montpellier in the fifth minute of the game (58th minute) and doubled the lead two minutes later (60th minute). A historic double for Super Eagle. There was only one minute and 42 seconds between Acor Adams’ 2 goals, which is the fastest double by a player in Ligue 1 since Opta analyzed the competition (2006/07).
Apart from Acor Adams and Ibrahim Salah, other players from the African continent were also decisive on the first day. They include Moroccans Zakaria Aboukhlal (Toulouse) and Youssef Maziz (Metz), who scored against Nantes and Rennes respectively. Also this Sunday, South Africa’s Lebo Mothiba also scored a goal (75th) against Lyon in Strasbourg’s 2-1 win to end the day.
Best African scorers ranked after Ligue 1 day one
1- Acor Adams (Montpellier, 2 goals)
2- Ibrahim Salah (Rennes, 2 goals)
3- Zakaria Aboukhlal (Toulouse, 1 goal)
4- Youssef Maziz (Metz, 1 goal)
5- Mustafa Mohamed (Nantes, 1 goal)
6- Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg, 1 goal)
7- Azzedine Onahi (Marseille, 1 goal)