Davide Somma scored for Leeds

Ngcongca, Somma lead overseas pack

Anele Ngcongca, Davide Somma lead overseas pack

Posted: 18 October 2010 Time: 09:26 am

Anele Ngcongca's Genk continued their excellent start to the Belgian season with a 4-2 home win over title-challengers Standard Liege on Sunday.

The Bafana Bafana right-back played the full 90 minutes as Genk opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the table as they seek their first Championship since the 2001/02 campaign.

There was no Steven Pienaar for Everton as they defeated Liverpool 2-0 in the Merseyside Derby as he continues to struggle with the groin problem that kept him out of Bafana Bafana's 0-0 draw with Sierra Leone last weekend.

And there was no action for West Ham's Benni McCarthy and Fulham's Kagiso Dikgacoi as they were on the bench, and out of the match squad altogether, respectively.

Calvin Kadi was replaced at half-time as his Portimonense side cruised to a 2-0 home win over Cinfães in the Portuguese Cup.

Meanwhile on Saturday, South African striker Davide Somma scored his seventh goal of the season for English Championship Leeds United in just his fifth start as The Whites defeated Middlesbrough 2-1.

Somma has been a revelation for Leeds this season and emerged as an unlikely replacement for the side's former top striker Jermain Beckford, who left for Everton at the end of the last campaign.

Staying in England, Bafana Bafana skipper Aaron Mokoena captained Portsmouth to a 3-2 home win over Watford as their good recent run continues.

Danleigh Borman scored his first goal of the MLS campaign for the New York Red Bulls, but couldn't stop his side losing 2-1 at Philadelphia Union. The New York Bulls are still odds on to reach the post-season play-offs though.

All three South Africans at Lierse – Lance Davids, Siboniso Gaxa and Daylon Claasen – started as the side picked up a valuable away point at Germinal Beerschot in the Belgian League.

It was a terrible start to the season for the newly-promoted club, but they have lost just one in their last four and have now moved out of the relegation zone. Elrio van Heerden was also a starter for Westerlo as they drew 1-1 at home to Mechelen.

Patrick Phungwayo started for Panionios against Ergotelis in the Greek League, but his side lost 1-0 at home, while Bevan Fransman will be celebrating after his Hapoel Tel Aviv side beat arch-rivals Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli League.

Kamohelo Mokotjo started for Feyenoord against FC Twente, but his side lost 1-0 to compound their woes this season. Bernard Parker was an unused substitute for Twente.

Finally, Bradley Ralani's Landskrona missed out on promotion to the Swedish top-flight after they lost 1-0 at home to Hammarby. A niggling injury kept Ralani out of the squad on the day.

Article by: Mzansi Football and KickOff.com

Previous comments on this story...

HlatseBoy Wa Lekhosi
posted: 09:34 am
@ Pitso 'Mr Jingles' Mosimane. Do you want Mr Davide Somma to get over 30 before you can call him up.... Please my coach....
Wonder
posted: 09:56 am
Pitso must give Somma a chance, we can't rely on Mphela alone because Ngcobo is also struggling.

Come on Pitso, just try him out and if he flops then you can drop him!
Skepe Mketule
posted: 10:10 am
That is Pizza "Pitso" aaaaag man, do you think this guy is serious with Teko,Ngcobo yet we have Calvin Kadi, Somma, Elrio, Daylon n Phungwayo thats the reason SAFA didnt want to give a him a job. He is the person who cost us to participate in German by calling Katza against Ghana
Tjovo
posted: 10:36 am
Hey, Wena Pitso, do you want france to snatch him like they did with Zidane, eish Mara why
Anonymous
posted: 10:58 am
Players that Pitso must looked at overseas.

Vusumusi Maki-FC Moscow Russia
May Mahlangu-Helsinbough-Sweden
Davide Somma(25)Leeds-England
Andrew Surman(25) Norwish England
Clavin Kadi(22) Portimonense Portugal
Modubi-Belgium(27)
Van Heerden(27)Belgium
Claasen(20)Lierse-Belgium
Mokotjo(20)-Feyernoord Holland
Phugwayo-Greece
Ole(The Guru)
posted: 11:49 am
Mokotjo is the man!!!!
fasteleven123
posted: 12:27 pm
my name is ONTOROGUV AND I AM SCORING IN MVELA LEAGUE HOPE SOME IDIOT WILL PLEAD WITH PITSO TO CALL ME IN THE BB TEAM
Anonymous
posted: 01:57 pm
Pitso stop being a racist call Somma,Van heerden and Fransman
Critical-Path
posted: 02:04 pm
Oh what a player Davide Somma, hopefully he'll get a call-up 1 day.
Lacoste_AM-A-Khosi
posted: 02:13 pm
fasteleven123: 2010-10-18 12:27

my name is ONTOROGUV AND I AM SCORING IN MVELA LEAGUE HOPE SOME IDIOT WILL PLEAD WITH PITSO TO CALL ME IN THE BB TEAM

You dont sound South African, go back to nigeria.
Sexysox
posted: 02:53 pm
South Africans are united for progress in soccer, never been so proud of my fellow countrymen, keep it up guys.
light up the fire under Pitso to do what is right for the country
K-lab
posted: 07:10 pm
@ Pitso

Hey wena Pizza/Pitso,wat's up wit u,do u want England 2 pouche this Somma kid.
We r watching u,we don't want black racist here.

Coz Mphela is already tired nd Ngcobo i don't knw he's problem,i'm a chief fan bt if there's 1 player dat i struggle 2 understand it's Mapholoba.

We want Somma!we want Somma!we want Somma! we want Somma!We want Sommma!!!!!!!!!!!!

Khosi by decision.
K-lab
posted: 07:12 pm
@ Pitso/Pizza.

We want Somma!we want Somma!we want Somma! we want Somma!We want Sommma!!!!!!!!!!!!

We want Somma!we want Somma!we want Somma! we want Somma!We want Sommma!!!!!!!!!!!!

We want Somma!we want Somma!we want Somma! we want Somma!We want Sommma!!!!!!!!!!!!

Khosi by decision.

Khosi by decision.
bondocean
posted: 08:51 pm
Why Somma who is playing in the First Division compared to Parker who is in the main division of Holland. Even Benni when he gets on the field is in the Premier League. I'm sure Somma is talented but until he plays against quality, how can Pitso pick him? What we need is to start bringing the lower ranked English teams to South Africa e.g. West Ham, Liverpool, Everton to play our teams. Playing Man U each year is not doing anything as they are just playing around and still whipping Pirates and Chiefs.
mbuco3
posted: 11:46 am
Vusumusi Maki-FC Moscow Russia
May Mahlangu-Helsinbough-Sweden
Davide Somma(25)Leeds-England
Modubi-Belgium(27)
Claasen(20)Lierse-Belgium
Mokotjo(20)-Feyernoord
Phugwayo-Greece,chyne fowler FINLAND, Brian Ralani SWEDEN AND Danleigh Borman USA
mbuco3
posted: 11:47 am
we need to understand the issue of the position before we can cry on fielding all de players that we think they do the job in our national team
Anonymous
posted: 01:14 pm
bondocean: 2010-10-18 20:51 [ Report ]


Why Somma who is playing in the First Division compared to Parker who is in the main division of Holland. Even Benni when he gets on the field is in the Premier League. I'm sure Somma is talented but until he plays against quality, how can Pitso pick him? What we need is to start bringing the lower ranked English teams to South Africa e.g. West Ham, Liverpool, Everton to play our teams. Playing Man U each year is not doing anything as they are just playing around and still whipping Pirates and Chiefs.

Quality is quality nomatter where you play,when Tshabalala first got his called up he was playing a second division football.Beside Championship football in England is way superior than our PSL.Parker has played a full game for Twente in two years and yet you prefer him over Somma who's scoring every week?
Please people educate yourself.
Kabo
posted: 02:25 pm
bondocean Liverpool and everton are big teams and the chapionship league has quality. your captain plays there.
kasta
posted: 02:50 pm
aslong ngcobo stl a chimps playa Somma ul neva gt a chanc in bafana
J@ysis
posted: 02:20 pm
Well done guys...Somma must just keep on banging them in,i hope Pitso calls him for the Mandela challenge game so we can see this guy...and i believe Bafana will be in Africa top 3 and World top 20 after Afcon we have a realy talented squad of young players who will all be here for 2014 and 2018 keep on keeping guys...our soccer is going in the right direction...
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