Ayanda Patosi scored his seventh goal of the Belgian season in helping his Lokeren side to a 6-2 mauling of OH Leuven
Posted: 21 January 2013 Time: 10:41 am
Ayanda Patosi scored his seventh goal of the Belgian season in helping his Lokeren side to a 6-2 mauling of second-placed OH Leuven as the league resumed this weekend after the winter break.
Patosi was left out of the Bafana Bafana squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations due to fitness concerns, but on a night when the national team battled to score against Cape Verde, he netted again for Lokeren.
The 20-year-old was introduced midway through the second half with the score at 2-2 and inspired his team to four more goals.
There was also a return for Daylon Claasen after six months on the sidelines through injury as Lierse were held 0-0 by Waasland-Beveren.
Claasen is another who missed out on the Nations Cup through injury, but now has the second half of the season to prove that his fitness and win a move to a bigger European league, something that seemed inevitable before he injured his knee last July.
Darren Keet was in goal for Kortrijk as they won 4-0 at home to Germinal Beerschot, a much-needed victory as they seek a place in the top-six this season.
Finally, David Somma was on the bench for English Championship side Leeds United in their 1-0 win over bottom side Bristol City, while former Bafana skipper Steven Pienaar is in action tonight as his Everton side travel to Southampton.