SA players abroad: Erasmus, Classen, Jali, Keet, Ndlovu, Pienaar, Scott, Surman, Veldwijk
Posted: 16 May 2016 Time: 09:32
Kermit Erasmus featured in France again, Andile Jali helped Oostende bolster their Europa hopes, while Steven Pienaar's career at Everton looks to have ended on a whimper.
Claasen was not in the match-day squad for German Bundesliga II side 1860 Munich in their final game of the season, a 2-1 loss to FSV Frankfurt. It was a dead rubber for 1860 as they had already confirmed their safety from relegation.
Erasmus made a second appearance of the season for French Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes when he played the final quarter of the 2-1 loss to Bastia that saw his side finish the season in eighth.
Jali played for Belgian side KV Oostende as they defeated Genk 2-1 to leave the club a point behind Genk in the UEFA Europa League play-off position with two rounds of matches remaining.
Keet was again on the bench as Kortrijk lost 1-0 to Sporting Charleroi in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League qualification play-off.
Ndlovu did not feature in the match day squad as Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta finished their season with a 2-2 draw at APOEL.
Phete played for Portuguese top-flight side Vitoria Guimaraes as they drew 2-2 at Arouca to complete their campaign with a mid-table finish.
Pienaar’s Everton career looks to be over as he did not make the bench in a 3-0 victory over Norwich City on the last day of the season. Pienaar is now out of contract at Goodison Park and looks unlikely to be offered a renewal.
Scott played the full game for Slovakian side Slovan Bratislava as they played to a 1-1 draw at Zemplín Michalovce in their penultimate match of the season.
Surman thought he could go on his holidays today, but instead must still face Manchester United tomorrow night after Bournemouth’s final Premier League game of the season was postponed due to a suspicious device at Old Trafford. It was later revealed to be a fake bomb from a training exercise that was left behind.
The season is over for Veldwijk after his PEC Zwolle side were thrashed 5-2 by Utrecht in their UEFA Europa League play-off match to lose the tie by the same scoreline on aggregate.