Chad’s Casimir Ninga scores first hat-trick in France

Montpellier striker Casimir Ninga scored his first hat-trick in Ligue 1 in France as Montpellier drew 3-3 with Dijon FCO at Stade Gaston Gerard

Ninga, who was born in Mandoul in Southern Chad, joined Montpellier from Gabonese side AS Mangasport last season.

The 23-year-old Chadian striker scored in the 18th minute, then added a second seven minutes later.

He completed his hat-trick just before the hour mark.

Dijon fought back with a goal from Geoffrey Jourdren, an own goal from Anthony Vanden Borre, and a late equalising header from second-half substitute Yohann Riviere.