SA players abroad wrap: Clifford, Dolly, Jali, Mahlambi, Mahlangu, Manyama, Mokotjo, Ndlovu, Rantie
Posted: 26 September 2017 Time: 11:20
Two goals, one assist and a domestic cup triumph for South Africans plying their trade abroad over the weekend.
The 20-year-old South African made his third first team appearance of the season in the Belgian top-flight, coming on for the last seven minutes in St Truiden’s 2-0 defeat at Mechelen. St Truiden are now fifth in the standings, five points behind leaders Club Brugge.
Clifford came on off the bench in the second half, while compatriot Kgaogelo Sekgota remained an unused substitute as Lithuanian club Stumbras scored late in a 1-0 victory over Zalgiris to win the 2017 Lithuanian Cup – the first in the club’s short four-year history.
Dolly was an unused substitute as Montpellier held Ligue 1 giants PSG to a goalless draw, a point which leaves them 12th on the French standings.
Jacobs came on as a substitute for the last 12 minutes in Livingston’s 2-0 away win at Falkirk. They’re now fourth on the table , four points adrift of leaders Dunfermline in the race for Scottish top-flight promotion.
Jacobs played the full 90 minutes as Queen of the South went down 3-1 to second-placed St Mirren in the Scottish Championship, leaving them sixth on the log.
Jali started his sixth game of the season in Oostende’s 1-1 away draw at Genk for just their second point of the season as they remain bottom of the log after eight games.
Mahlambi watched his new club Al Ahly in Champions League action from the sidelines over the weekend, as they beat Esperance 2-1 to book their spot in this year’s semi-finals.
Mahlangu played the whole match in Dinamo Bucuresti’s 1-0 loss to second-placed FCSB, as they slipped to seventh in the Romanian league standings.
Manyama was an unused substitute as 14th-placed Konyaspor stopped their three-match winless streak with a 2-0 home win over seventh-placed Akhisar Belediye. They now have six points after six games.
Mayambela netted his fifth goal of the campaign as Swedish side Degerfors registered a 3-1 win over Frej, taking them up to seventh on the log after 25 games.
Mfeka scored the third of six goals as American club Reno 1868 smashed Portland Timbers 6-1 in the USL. The result leaves them second in the standings, just two behind leaders Real Monarchs.
Mokotjo came on as a late substitute in Brentford’s first league victory of the season, a 3-0 away win at Bolton to lift them to 20th out of 24 teams in the Championship table.
Moloto played 88 minutes in Swope Park Rangers’ 3-1 away win at Colorado Springs as they sit fourth on the USL table.
New Bafana Bafana call-up Mothiba played 71 minutes in Valenciennes’ 2-0 loss to Auxerre in Ligue 2, leaving them 14th on the log with 11 points after nine games, 10 points behind leaders Reims.
Ndlovu played the entire match, but was unable to find the back of the net in Qarabag’s 4-1 league win over Sumqayit, maintaining their spot at the summit of the Azerbaijan standings.
Ntlhe came on for the last 19 minutes for English club Rochdale in their 3-0 win over Gillingham. The result leaves them in 18th on the League 1 standings after nine games played.
Nunes is yet to miss a minute’s action for Polish club Pogon Szczecin this term, starting the club’s 10th game of the season in their 2-1 loss to table-toppers Gornik Zabrze. Nunes grabbed the assist in his side’s late consolation goal in the 88th minute.
Phiri played the entire second half in Guingamp’s 3-1 Ligue 1 loss to Bordeaux, leaving them 10th in the French top-flight standings.
Ralani started his 17th match of the campaign, but could not follow up his brace from last week as Helsingborg were held to a 0-0 draw at Falkenberg. His club are now four points adrift of a play-off berth in fourth position after 25 games.
Rantie marked his return from suspension by coming off the bench for the last half an hour of play as Turkish club Genclerbirligi left it late to beat Istanbul Basaksehirr 1-0 – their first win of the season after six games played.
It was sweet revenge for Serero, who played 59 minutes in Vitesse’s shock 2-1 win over his former employers Ajax Amsterdam. Vitesse are now third after six games in the Eredivisie.
Untersee’s Empoli was on the losing end in a 1-0 defeat to Cittadella, as they slipped to fourth on the Serie B standings. Untersee played the full 90 minutes.
Veldwijk lasted 77 minutes in Dutch club Groningen’s 1-0 victory over FC Twente, propelling them up to 11th on the standings.
Zungu played his first 90 minutes for Amiens in their 1-0 loss to Caen in Ligue 1, leaving them 16th on the log.