SA players abroad: Domingo, Marakis, Malasela, Ntlhe, Pienaar, Rambuwane, Rantie, Surman, Travis, Zungu
Posted: 9 January 2017 Time: 10:45
Many European leagues are still on their winter break, but there were a number of South Africans in action this past weekend.
Domingo was on target for the B side of Vitoria Guimaraes as they lost 3-2 to Benfica B on Sunday. The team campaigns in the second tier of Portuguese football.
Marakis was not involved for new Portuguese second-tier side União Madeira as he works his way back to match fitness having only joined the club last week after almost a year on the sidelines.
The former Orlando Pirates midfielder played the full game for Greek top-flight side Larissa as they lost 3-2 at Platanias.
Ntlhe played for his English fourth-tier side Stevenage as they snapped a three-game losing streak to win 3-1 against Newport County.
Pienaar was not involved for Sunderland as they drew 0-0 with Burnley in the FA Cup.
The on-loan SuperSport United midfielder was on the bench for Israeli top-flight side Hapoel Ra'anana at the weekend.
Rantie continued his recent good form in front of goal as he scored a brace in Genclerbirligi’s 5-0 away win over Amedspor in the Turkish Cup.
Surman was back in the Bournemouth starting line-up for their 3-0 away loss to third-tier Millwall in the FA Cup.
After almost a year on the sidelines with injury, Travis made his first start for Scottish fourth-tier side Forfar Athletic as they stayed top of the table with a 2-1 away win over Annan Athletic.
Zungu was an unused substitute for Vitoria Guimaraes as they lost 2-0 at home to giants Benfica in Portugal.