This week, Africa’s Hat-trick Club in The UEFA Champions League expanded with another member joining the pack.
Gabon striker Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang scored a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions league to lead his team Borussia Dortmund to the quarters finals of the Europe’s elite club showpiece.
That said, Aubameyang is not the first African to achieve such a feat, others have done it before him. In this list, we bring you the other Africans who have scored a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League.
Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)
The Ivorian has two hat-tricks to his name. On 1st October, 2003 he netted on for his French side Marseille against Serbian out-fit FK Partizan and he did it again for Chelsea in a three goal thriller against Levski Sofia on 27th September, 2006.
Samuel Etoó (Cameroon)
Like Drogba, Etoó also has two hat-tricks to his name. The latest was for Internacionale against Werder Bremen in 4-0 win on 28th September, 2010 and also for Barcelona when they put five past Panathnaikos on 2nd November 2005.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Nigeria)
The Nigerian put three past Olympiacos when he was still turning up for Israel’s top-flight side Maccabi Haifa on 24th September 2002.
Yecine Brahimi (Algeria)
The 27 year old who plays his professional football for Portuguese giants FC Porto scored three in a six-goal demolition of BATE Borisov on 17th September 2014.
Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang (Gabon)
The latest to join the list, Auba, as he is popularly called, scored three of Borussia Dortmund’s four goals as they cruised past Benfica to book a place in this year’s quarter-finals.