SA players abroad: Claasen, Dikgacoi, Erasmus, Jali, Keet, Ndlovu, Patosi, Mahlangu, Phiri, Scott
Posted: 25 April 2016 Time: 10:01
Ayanda Patosi scored but was denied bragging rights over May Mahlangu, Dino Ndlovu hit the net again, while Andile Jali finally enjoyed some play-off joy in Europe on the weekend.
Goalkeeper Cann completed his season for Welsh Premier League side Port Talbot Town with a 2-0 victory over Haverfordwest County, but faces an uncertain future with the team. Port Talbot have not been granted a license to compete in the Premier League next season after not meeting the minimum financial and infrastructure criteria, and must compete in a division below.
Claasen played for 1860 Munich as they gained a vital 1-0 home win over Eintracht Braunschweig to move out of the automatic relegation positions in the German Bundesliga II.
Dikgacoi did not make it off the bench for English Championship side Cardiff City as they kept their slim hopes of reaching the promotion playoffs alive with a come-from-behind victory over Bolton Wanderers. Cardiff are four points off seventh-placed Sheffield Wednesday with two games remaining, and meet The Owls on Saturday.
There was no Erasmus for Rennes as they drew 1-1 with Monaco to put a dent in their hopes of qualifying for European club competition next season.
Jali started for KV Oostende as they finally got a win in the Belgian league championship play-offs with a 4-2 home success over title-chasing Anderlecht.
Keet again had to settle for a place on the bench as his Kortrijk side won 5-0 at home to Waasland-Beveren to stay top of the other pool and on course for a possible meeting with Lokeren in the next round.
Ndlovu netted a late penalty for his 18th goal of the season as Anorthosis Famagusta lost 3-2 at AEK Larnaca. The Bafana Bafana forward had come off the bench. Ndlovu will play his final game of the season, and possibly for the club, on Wednesday having been linked with a move away from Anorthosis after his fine scoring campaign.
Former Bafana left-back Nunes played for Polish side Pogoń Szczecin as they stayed on course for a place in the Europa League next season with a 1-0 home win over Lech Poznań.
AYANDA PATOSI & MAY MAHLANGU
Patosi scored his seventh goal of the season to help Belgian side Lokeren to a 2-2 draw against May Mahlangu’s Sint Truiden in their bid to qualify for the UEFA Europa League next season. Patosi gave his side the lead with a fine strike from the edge of the box, but his team were then forced to come from behind and claim a point. Mahlangu returned from injury for Sint Truiden for his first game in three weeks.
Phete started for Vitoria Guimaraes as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Estoril in the Portuguese top-flight.
Phiri was on the bench as Brondby won 2-1 at home to AGF to stay in touch with qualification for the UEFA Europa League next season.
Ralani started for Danish second-tier side Lyngby as they played to a 0-0 draw with promotion rivals Horsens. The result keeps Lygnby three points clear at the top of the table.
Scott came on at halftime for Slovakian side Slovan Bratislava as they won 2-0 over Skalica to stay six points behind Trencin at the top of the table. There are four league games left in the season.
Singh played for Swedish second-tier side GAIS as they lost 2-0 at division leaders Halmstad.