SA players abroad wrap: Serero on target in Ajax win
Posted: 30 November 2015 Time: 10:30
Thulani Serero needed just five minutes to score from the bench as he helped Ajax Amsterdam to victory, in what was on the whole a good weekend for South Africa’s footballers abroad.
Claasen featured in an eight-goal thriller for German Bundesliga II side 1860 Munich as they played to a 4-4 draw at Paderborn.
Jali played the full game for his Belgian side Oostende as they grabbed an injury-time winner in a 1-0 success over Westerlo to stay in touch with the leaders at the top of the table.
Keet was in goal for Kortrijk as they cruised past Waasland-Beveren with a 3-1 success to move up to fifth in the table.
Mahlangu made his debut for Belgian side Sint-Truiden when he came off the bench with 20 minutes remaining in a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Mouscron-Péruwelz. Next target is a starting place which should come with match fitness.
Masango, now firmly a starting XI regular, played the full game for Danish side Randers as they won 1-0 at home to Nordsjælland.
Mokotjo’s nightmare season at FC Twente in the Netherlands continued as his side were beaten 3-1 at home by fellow strugglers Willem II for a fifth straight defeat.
Ndlovu started for Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta as they kept their championship charge on course with a 2-1 home win over Aris.
Ngcongca was still missing for French Ligue 1 side Troyes as they lost 4-1 at Paris St Germain. If they avoid relegation this season it will be one of the great escapes.
Patosi played the full game for Lokeren as they returned to winning ways with a 2-1 success at Charleroi in Belgium.
Phete has continued his rise at Portuguese side Vitória Guimarães when he made his top-flight debut at the weekend. The 21-year-old lasted the first half against Boavista before being replaced having picked up a yellow card.
Rantie was again missing from the Bournemouth match day 18 for their thrilling English Premiership draw against Everton that finished 3-3.
Serero, who passed a late fitness test to play, scored his first goal of the season as Ajax Amsterdam defeated PEC Zwolle 2-0 to remain three points clear at the top of the Dutch league table. Serero came off the bench after 81 minutes and netted shortly afterwards.