Dino Ndlovu scores again for Maccabi Haifa
Posted: 11 February 2013 Time: 9:05 am
Bafana Bafana striker Dino Ndlovu struck his second goal in three games since regaining fitness to help his Israeli side Maccabi Haifa to a 4-0 victory over Ironi Ramat Hasharon.
Ndlovu missed out on possible Africa Cup of Nations selection with a foot injury, but has now returned to full fitness and is banging in the goals once again.
Both Thulani Serero and Kamohelo Mokotjo had to be satisfied with a place on the bench for Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord respectively on Sunday.
Serero had only returned in the week from Nations Cup duty so may have to bide his time before he wins a first-team place back again, but Mokotjo’s frustration at Feyenoord continues.
Steven Pienaar played for Everton in their 2-0 loss at Manchester United that puts a serious dent in the Toffees hopes of playing UEFA Champions League football next season.
‘Schillo’ had a good game though, with Everton boss David Moyes talking in the week about how he had matured into almost the complete attacking midfielder.
Bafana midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi was straight back into the Crystal Palace side that drew 2-2 with Watford on Friday night, and took some flak for the second Watford goal after putting in a weak tackle in the build-up.
Davide Somma was again left out of the Leeds United squad for their 2-2 draw at struggling Wolves, while Kgosi Ntlhe remains sidelined at Peterborough United a as he works his way back from a broken leg.
Dean Furman was a second-half substitute for Oldham Athletic in League One as they recorded a vital 3-1 victory over Milton Keynes Dons to ease their relegation worries.
In Belgium, Anele Ngcongca was an unused substitute for Genk as they won 2-0 at Germinal Beerschot to move up to fourth in the table.
Lokeren continue to miss injured South African youngster Ayanda Patosi; they have not won a game since he was injured almost a month ago, but remain third in the table.
Darren Keet kept another clean-sheet for Kortrijk in their 1-0 win over Gent, but they remain outside the top-six playoffs.
Daylon Claasen was pushed forward to play behind the strikers for Lierse, but they lost 1-0 away to Charleroi and remain in relegation trouble.
Bongani Khumalo was not considered by his Greek club PAOK after being given time off after the Africa Cup of Nations. They won 3-1 over OFI to move up to second.