SA players abroad: Erasmus, Jali, Mokotjo, Patosi, Rantie, Veldwijk, Zungu
Posted: 23 January 2017 Time: 09:14
Andile Jali was back in the mix in Belgium, Bongani Zungu made his first league start in Portugal, while Kermit Erasmus, Ayanda Patosi and Tokelo Rantie missed out in Europe on the weekend.
Domingo played for the Vitoria Guimaraes B side as they were beaten 1-0 by Aves in the Portuguese second division. He continues to make good progress with the side though.
Erasmus made his loan switch to Ligue 2 side Lens from Rennes late last week but did not feature for his new club at the weekend while the paperwork is sorted out.
Jali returned to the starting line-up for the first time in three months as Oostende defeated Waasland-Beveren 1-0 in Belgium. He has profited from the absence of Cameoron midfielder Sébastien Siani at the Nations Cup.
Marakis played for his new Portuguese second-tier side União Madeira as they lost 3-1 at Sporting Braga B.
Masalesa was a halftime substitute for Greek side Larissa as they drew 0-0 with Platanias.
Mokotjo was restored to the FC Twente starting line-up as they won 1-0 at home to Heracles.
Despite a clean slate at Belgian side Lokeren, Patosi did not make the match-day 18 this weekend.
Rantie did not make the match-day squad for Turkish side Genclerbirligi this weekend.
Untersee played for Italian Serie B side Brescia as they lost 2-0 home loss to Avellino.
Bafana striker veldwijk came on for the final eight minutes of Belgian side Kortrijk’s 3-2 home loss to Zulte-Waregem.
Zungu made his first league start for Portuguese top-flight side Vitoria Guimaraes as they won 2-0 away at Sporting Braga.