SA players abroad: Masango, Patosi, Mahlangu, Jali, Erasmus, Mokotjo, Ndlovu, Phiri, Serero, Scott
Posted: 18 April 2016 Time: 09:40
Mandla Masango netted with a stunning bicycle-kick, Ayanda Patosi got bragging rights over May Mahlangu, while Andile Jali's Europa League hopes took strain on the weekend.
Claasen started for German Bundesliga II side 1860 Munich as they lost 2-1 at fellow strugglers Duisburg to drop into the automatic relegation positions with four rounds remaining.
Jali suffered a third defeat in a row as his KV Oostende side lost 2-0 at Gent to likely end their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League next season.
There was no Erasmus again for Rennes as they lost 3-0 at Guingamp in Ligue 1 to likely end their hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season.
Ladeira made a third start in as many games for Macedonian side Mladost Carev Dvor, who remain rooted to the bottom of the table after a 1-0 home loss to Skhupi.
Bafana winger Masango scored a superb bicycle-kick goal to help his Danish side Randers to a 2-0 victory over AGF. It was his fifth goal of the season and easily his best.
Mokotjo missed FC Twente’s 1-1 draw at De Graafschap in the Dutch league after returning to South Africa following the passing of his father last week.
Nldovu was missing for Anorthosis Famagusta as they lost 3-0 at home to Omonia Nicosia in the Cypriot championship playoffs.
AYANDA PATOSI & MAY MAHLANGU
Patosi was a second half substitute as Lokeren kept up their challenge for a place in the Europe League playoffs with a 1-0 victory over May Mahlangu’s Sint Truiden. The latter missed out through injury.
Phete played the final 20 minutes for Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes as they continued their slide down the table with a 3-0 loss at Maritimo.
Phiri played for Brondby in their 2-0 loss at champions-elect FC Copenhagen in Denmark.
Ralani scored his second goal of the season for Danish second-tier side Lyngby as they stayed on course for promotion with a 2-0 win over Næstved.
Scott came on midway through the second half for Slovan Bratislava in their 3-1 win at Senica that moves them to within six points of leaders Trenčín.
Serero was on the bench for Ajax Amsterdam as they scored twice late on to scrape a 2-2 draw at home to Utrecht in the Dutch league. Ajax now lead defending champions PSV Eindhoven on goal-difference alone at the top of the table with three games left in the season.
Shipalane bagged a second goal in three games for USA second-tier side Carolina Railhawks as they continued their fine start to the season with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Fury.
LUTHER SINGH & PULE MARAISANE
Singh started for second-tier GAIS as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Syrianska but compatriot Maraisane was not in the match day squad.
Untersee played for Vaduz in the Swiss league as they lost a nine-goal thriller 5-4 to Young Boys to slip back to the bottom of the table.