SA players abroad: Jali, Mahlangu, Mothiba, Mokotjo, Ndlovu, Erasmus, Zungu, Phiri, Rantie, Dolly, Serero
Posted: 28 August 2017 Time: 09:50
Tokelo Rantie saw red, Lebogang Mothiba found the net, Keagan Dolly got game-time, while Bongani Zungu and Thulani Serero missed out on European action on the weekend.
Jali played 83 minutes for Oostende as they went down 4-3 at home to Antwerp – their fifth straight league defeat which sees them prop up the Belgian League standings.
South Africa’s 20-year-old sensation was an unused substitute off the bench as Belgian top-flight side Sint Truiden beat Waasland-Beveren 1-0 to jump up to third on the standings after five games played.
Mahlangu played the full 90 minutes – earning a yellow card as well – as Dinamo Bucuresti won 3-1 away at Voluntari, taking them up to fifth in the Romanian league standings.
Mfeka featured for 66 minutes in USA third-tier side Reno 1868’s 1-0 victory over Swope Park Rangers, who had compatriot Lebo Moloto in their starting line-up. Two red cards were shown in the encounter between the league’s third and fourth-placed sides, as Reno leapfrogged their opponents with the win.
Mothiba netted the second of Valenciennes’ four goals – his second of the season – in a 4-1 win over Niort. It was the club’s second win of the season as they now sit eighth in Ligue 2.
Nunes started in Pogon Szczecin’s 2-1 loss to Sandecja Nowy Sacz in the Polish league, a result which leaves his club 11th on the log.
Jacobs earned his second start of the season as Scottish Championship side Livingston beat Greenock Morton 1-0 to jump up to sixth after four league games played.
Mokotjo played 65 minutes of Brentford’s 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers, his fifth appearance of the season, with the stalemate leaving his club second-from-bottom on the standings. Mokotjo will join his Bafana Bafana teammates in Cape Verde for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers next month.
Jacobs started a fourth match in a row for Scottish second-tier side Queen of the South as they beat Falkirk 4-1 away from home, and now sit just a point behind Dunferlime Athletic at the summit of the standings.
Ndlovu came on at half-time in Qarabag’s 2-1 win over Qabala as his side maintained their win streak to stay at the summit of the Azerbaijan league standings after three matches played.
Erasmus was not in the squad as Rennes went down 3-2 to Toulouse. They are now second-from-bottom and without a win in Ligue 1.
Zungu was an unused substitute in his side’s 0-0 draw with Pacos de Ferreira, a result which sees his Vitoria Guimaraes side remain 11th on the Portuguese league table.
Guingamp were 2-0 winners over Strasbourg on Sunday, with Phiri playing the full 90 minutes to help his side to their second win of the season.
Rantie’s 42nd-minute red card added to Genclerbirligi’s woes as they went down 2-1 to Fenerbahce. The club have just one point from three games and sit bottom of the Turkish league standings.
Weldwijk came on for the last 14 minutes as Groningen held on to their 2-1 lead over Utrecht for their first league win of the season.
The South African winger played 76 minutes in Montpellier’s 2-1 away defeat to Dijon, a result which leaves them 12th in the Ligue 1 standings.
After picking up a hamstring injury in training, Serero was not in the squad as Vitesse lost 2-1 at home to AZ Alkmaar. Serero looks likely to be replaced in the Bafana Bafana squad following his latest niggle.