Tinotenda Kadewere made his full debut for Lyon when he was handed the start against Montepillar in a 2-1 away loss. He had a few shots on target and was looking lively for 10 men Lyon.
Jordan Zemura made his senior debut and the left back gave a huge account of himself and even went on to score a penalty in the shoot out they won against Crystal Palace to progress to the next round of that EFL Cup.
Maccauley Bonne and Charlton were bundled out by Westham 3-0 with the Zimbabwean starting the match.
The little known but talented Jay Matete made his senior debut for Fleetwood Town when he came from the bench in the 80th minutes. Fleetwood won 2-1 against Port Vale.
Marvelous Nakamba was a huge presence for Aston Villa when they dispatched Button Albion 3-1.
Malachi Napa’s Oxford United matched Watford pound for pound in a 1 all stalemate. They went on to lose the match 0-3 on penalties. Napa played no part.
Earlier in the the forgotten man Carlington Nyadombo and his Tshakuma Tshamadzivandila were thumped 5-1 by Ajax of Capetown is a promotion play off match.
Former Zimbabwean skipper and eccentric goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini was unceremoniously dumped by Highlands Park following the teams change of ownership.