SA players abroad: Dikgacoi, Erasmus, Jali, Mahlangu, Mokotjo, Patosi, Serero, Ndlovu
Posted: 1 February 2016 Time: 10:10
It was generally not the best of weekends for South Africans plying their trade in Europe - find out the progress of Kermit Erasmus, Ayanda Patosi, Thulani Serero, Kamohelo Mokotjo and others.
Dikgacoi came on the final few minutes for English Championship side Cardiff City as they won 3-2 at Huddersfield to keep their promotion push alive.
Erasmus is waiting for his work permit so did not feature as Rennes were thumped 4-0 by Bordeaux in the French league.
Jali did not feature at all for KV Oostende as they were held to a 3-3 draw by Mouscron-Péruwelz.
Goalkeeper Keet was on the losing side as his Kortrijk side went down 1-0 to Genk.
Mahlangu was on the losing side again for Belgian side Sint Truiden as they went down 2-1 at home to Anderlecht, piling more pressure on the technical team that includes assistant coach Benni McCarthy.
Mokotjo’s FC Twente bounced back to winning ways with a 3-1 home win over Utrecht, a match the Bafana midfielder played in until the end.
Ndlovu did not play for Anorthosis Famagusta as they suffered a surprise 2-0 loss at struggling Ermis.
Ngcongca’s French Ligue 1 side Troyes lost 1-0 at home to Nantes with the Bafana defender playing the entire game.
Patosi came off the bench for Lokeren in their 2-1 loss at Club Brugge. Patosi continues to struggle to get a start in 2016.
Phete played the final 12 minutes for Portuguese Primeira Liga side Vitoria Guimaraes as they won 3-1 at home to União Madeira.
Pienaar played the first hour for Everton as they easily beat Carlisle United in the FA Cup. It was a second start of the season for ‘Schillo’ as he works his way back from long-term injury.
Serero came on for the final 12 minutes as Ajax Amsterdam let a lead slip and drew 2-2 at Roda JC to move off the top of the Dutch league for the first time this season.