Players Abroad: Perfect start for May

Posted: 25 September 2018 Time: 08:30

May Mahlangu was the standout player for his contribution in his first appearance in Bulgaria, while Lindo Mfeka and Dino Ndlovu were also on target over the weekend.

Abrahams was unable to score for the first time since moving to Westerlo, as he experienced defeat for the first time as well as his Belgian second-tier side went down 2-0 to Mechelen, who cut Westerlo’s lead at the summit of the standings to one point after seven games.

Cele came on for the last seven minutes in his third appearance of the season as Portuguese First Division club Cova de Piedade played out a goalless draw away at Penafiel, leaving them 12th on the log after five games.

In his fifth appearance since joining the Swedish second-tier side, Doutie came on for the last half-an-hour as Vernamo lost 2-1 to ninth-placed Norrby, leaving them 14th on the log after 24 games, and just one spot above the relegation zone.

In his third start of the season for Livingston in the Scottish top-flight, Jacobs again played the full 90 minutes as his side played out a goalless draw with table-toppers Hearts, as they dropped to fourth, yet effectively joint-second, on the log after six games.

Queen of the South suffered just their second loss of the season, with Jacobs playing the entire game as his side went down 3-2 to Partick Thistle, a result which leaves his club seventh after six games.

Jordan made his ninth start for Danish second division side HB Koge as they let a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 with Helsingor, but maintain a three-point lead at the top of the table after 10 games.

Mahlangu started his Ludogorets career in perfect fashion, making his league debut as a second-half substitute and registering his name on the scoresheet with a low drive from outside the box. He also contributed an assist as his side went on to beat Botev Plovdid 3-2 to remain third on the log after nine games.

In his fourth league start for Portuguese First Division club Farense, Mayambela played the full 90 minutes, but was unable to add to his solitary goal so far as his side lost 2-0 to Academica, leaving them ninth on the log after five games.

Mfeka started his 16th game of the season, and bagged his fourth goal of the season in the 85th minute, which looked to be the winner as Reno 1868 made it 3-2 over Las Vegas Lights. However, they would concede in stoppage time, the 3-3 draw leaving them eighth on the Western Conference log after 29 games.

Mokotjo came on for the last 25 minutes as Championship club Brentford lost for the first time in five games, going down 3-1 to Derby County as they dropped to seventh in the standings after nine games.

Moloto started his 25th game of the season as USL side Nashville played out a 1-1 draw with Charleston Battery, leaving them 11th on the log after 29 games.

Mothiba played 79 minutes in his first start for new French club Strasbourg, who won for the first time in five games after beating Bongani Zungu’s Amiens 3-1, lifting them up to ninth on the log after six games.

Ndlovu was on target for the 16th time this season, but it proved to only be a consolation goal as Zhejiang Greentown suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time since March, going down 4-1 to Qingdao Huanghai, but remain second on the log after 25 games.

Nunes played the full 90 minutes as Polish club Pogon Szczecin earned their first win of the season, beating Wisla Krakow 2-1 to lift them up to 14th on the log after nine games.

Phete made his fifth start of the campaign as Vitoria Guimaraes II went down 2-0 to Leixoes, leaving them third-from-bottom on the log after five games.

Phiri earned his third start of the campaign, playing 59 minutes as his Ligue 1 side Guingamp lost their sixth match in a row, going down 3-1 at home to Bordeaux, leaving them bottom of the log and without a single point this season.

Serero played the full 90 minutes as Vitesse drew 1-1 with ADO den Haag as they dropped one place to seventh on the log after six games.

Tau played 84 minutes in his third start for Belgian Second Division side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, playing 84 minutes in their 2-0 victory over Tubize, lifting them up to third on the log after seven games.

'Shabba' was an unused substitute as new Turkish side Erzurumspor lost 1-0 at home to Ankaragucu, leaving them bottom of the log with just two points after six games.

Veldwijk played 70 minutes as Dutch second division club Sparta Rotterdam drew 0-0 with TOP Oss, leaving them sixth on the log after six games.

Article by: Fabio De Dominicis

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