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Bafana Bafana hopeful Siyanda Xulu back in the starting line-up for his Russian side FC Rostov

Posted: 11 March 2013 Time: 10:05 am

Bafana Bafana hopeful Siyanda Xulu was in the starting line-up for his Russian side FC Rostov as they continued their League campaign after the winter break.

Xulu has been in good form in pre-season ahead of the second half of the campaign and was rewarded with place in the starting line-up for the 0-0 draw with Alania.

He will hope for a big second half of the season to push his national team ambitions, having missed out on a place in the squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Thulani Serero was a late substitute for Ajax Amsterdam as they moved to the top of the Dutch League standings with a 3-0 win over PEC Zwolle. Kamohelo Mokotjo was again on the bench for Feyenoord.

May Mahlangu was in action for his Swedish side Helsingborg as they won 5-0 over Varberg on Sunday. If was not such a good weekend for Bradley Ralani as his second-tier side Landskrona lost 3-0 in the same competition to Mjallby.

Right-back Ayanda Nkili was also on the losing side with his side Orebro as they lost 1-0 to Falkenberg FF.

Steven Pienaar suffered bitter disappointment when his Everton side were beaten 3-0 at home by Wigan Athletic in the English FA Cup quarter-finals.

Kgosi Ntlhe completed his comeback from injury for English Championship side Peterborough United when he came on midway through the second half of their 0-0 draw with Ipswich Town. The 19-year-old left-back had not played since November with a broken ankle.

Kagisho Dikgacoi was back in midfield for Crystal Palace as they battled back to force a 2-2 home draw with Leeds United. Dikgacoi had played at right-back in the midweek win over Hull City.

Dean Furman was a late substitute for Oldham Athletic as they lost 1-0 at Tranmere Rovers to stay firmly rooted in the relegation zone in League One.

Anele Ngcongca was rested by Genk in his side's 3-2 victory over Gent, but Darren Keet was in goal for Kortrijk in their 1-0 loss at Lierse, who were without Daylon Claasen after the Bafana midfielder picked up a hamstring injury in midweek.

Bafana skipper Bongani Khumalo was back in the starting line-up for Greek top-flight side PAOK as they won 2-1 at Platanias to stay in third.

There were wins for Dino Ndlovu and Dani Amos in Israeli as their Maccabi Haifa and Ironi Kiryat Shmona claimed 2-1 and 2-0 victories respectively. Haifa are in second and Shmona third in the League.

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Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

G-Star
posted: 10:28 am
All the best ntana show them what you made of dude and please stay well.
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 10:37 am
haaaaibo ,is koeman still angry at moktjo for that pool incident??? Mxm wat a diva. I think its time rob moore found a team for mokotjo in spain. Teams like malaga will be good for him. Daylon claasen has bad luck wit injuries. We need him for our world cup qualifiers. Hardi to dani amos, but with keet,khune ,thela ngobeni and brill khuzwayo we are covered in that department. we still need playes plaing in europe for clubs that play in europe regularly in the europa league or champions league. I hate pie lerete but it will be good if that nThuli kid joins twente.
candyman
posted: 12:45 pm
@ frank well said bru the more our players face the best in europe the better.....yes mokotjo needs to move on @ list he still has age on his side @21 he can still find a team good for ndlovu and khumalo also rantie they could be in the europa league next season
candyman
posted: 01:13 pm
@ frank if ntuli goes to holland early he will surely make it in europe
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