The draws were made for the first two rounds of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions in Switzerland.
Mahlangu will come up against Welsh side TNS, who have in the past few years played Manchester City and Liverpool in European club competitions, going down 7-1 and 6-0 respectively. That is in the second round of the UEFA Champions League.
It should be a relatively simple passage through to the next stage for the Swedes, who are competing in the Champions League for the first time since the 2000/01 season.
South Africans who will enter the competition at a later stage are Thulani Serero of Ajax Amsterdam and Kamohelo Mokotjo from Feyenoord.
Dino Ndlovu’s fine season with Bnei Yehuda in the last campaign earned them a place in the UEFA Europa league, where they will enter in the second round. They must await the winner of the tie between Montenegrin side FK Rudar Pljevlja and FC Shirak from Armenia.
There could be plenty more South Africans entering the completion later on, assuming they stay with their current clubs.
Steven Pienaar and Bongani Khumalo’s Tottenham Hotspur, Ayanda Patosi of Lokeren and Anele Ngcongca from Genk have also both qualified, along with the Maritimo trio of Sergio Marakis, Miguel Rodrigues and Brad Wexler.