SA players abroad: Dolly, Jali, Rantie, Mokotjo, Ndlovu, Phiri, Zungu, Rambuwane, Singh, Unteresee, Veldwijk
Posted: 20 February 2017 Time: 09:37
Ex-Mamelodi Sundowns star Keagan Dolly was yanked off at half-time by Montpellier, Tokelo Rantie returned to Genclerbirligi’s starting XI, while Andile Jali found himself back on the bench for KV Oostende.
Dolly was replaced at halftime as his French Ligue 1 side Montpellier defeated St Etienne 2-1 at home. They were trailing 1-0 when he was taken off.
The return of Cameroon midfielder Sébastien Siani from the African Nations Cup meant Jali dropped to the bench, though he did come on for the final 17 minutes in the 4-1 home loss to Anderlecht.
Mokotjo was his usual neat and tidy self in the 1-0 win for FC Twente over Heerenveen.
No goals and a disappointing defeat for Ndlovu as his Qarabag side lost 2-0 to Qabala, who move to the top of the league in Azerbaijan.
Phiri re-started the Danish league season with a 0-0 draw against leaders FC Copenhagen which leaves his Brondby side in second, but 11 points off the pace.
The national Under-20 midfielder came on after 78 minutes as his Israeli second-tier side Ironi Nesher won 1-0 at Hapoel Katamon.
Rantie was back in the starting line-up for Turkish side Genclerbirligi as they completed a comfortable 2-0 win over Konyaspor. He played the first 65 minutes.
Sandows came on for the final few minutes for Brazilian side Gremio as they drew 1-1 with EC Sao Jose.
Singh played the first 77 minutes for Sporting Braga II as they won 1-0 at Varzim to move up to seventh in the second-tier.
Untersee played for Italian Serie B side Brescia as they lost 2-1 at Carpi.
Veldwijk was a late sub for Belgian side Kortrijk as they went down 1-0 at Eupen, for who Ntuthuko Radebe was out injured.
Zungu played the full game for Portuguese top-flight side Vitoria Guimaraes as they drew 1-1 at Belenenses.