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SA players abroad wrap: Dolly, Erasmus, Jali, Mahlangu, Manyama, Mayambela, Mokotjo, Mothiba, Ndlovu, Rantie, Serero, Singh, Zungu

Posted: 2 October 2017 Time: 09:36

Another goal for Mihlali Mayambela, a second of the season for Luther Singh and three for Bafana Bafana call-up Lebo Mothiba in this week’s round up of South Africans playing abroad.

Dolly was an unused substitute in Montpellier’s 1-1 draw with Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco, and heads into the Bafana Bafana camp having played just 26 minutes for his club – in two substitute appearances – over four games since South Africa’s back-to-back losses against Cape Verde.

The young South African duo started for Vitoria Guimaraes II in a 3-0 defeat to Gil Vicente, not helped by the fact that teammate Ricardo Carvalho was red-carded just 22 minutes into the game. Guimaraes II are second from bottom in Portugal’s Segunda Liga.

Erasmus was again absent form Rennes’ match day squad in their 1-0 home defeat to Caen. He’s yet to play this season.

Livingston beat Dumbarton 2-1, with Jacobs featuring as a substitute for the last 20 minutes to help his side secure maximum points and maintain their fourth-place position in the Scottish Championship.

Jacobs played the entire match in Queen of the South’s goalless draw against Inverness to remain fifth in Scotland’s second tier.

Jali played the full 90 minutes as Oostende recorded just their second league win of the season, a much-needed 2-1 come-from-behind away victory at Kortrijk. They are still joint-bottom of the Belgian league standings alongside AS Eupen.

Mahlangu started his 11th league match of the season as Dinamo Bucuresti drew 1-1 with Astra to remain seventh on the Romanian league table.

Manyama came on in the 71st minute as Konyaspor drew 1-1 away at Yeni Malatyaspor, helping his side earn a point to remain 14th in the Turkish standings. Manyama heads into the Bafana camp with one start and two substitute appearances, playing 132 minutes in total, for his new Turkish club since joining last month.

Masango has yet to feature for Randers this season after returning from SuperSport United, as his frustrations in Denmark grow.

Marakis played the full 90 minutes, having played all eight games for Portuguese second-tier club Uniao Madeira this season, as they drew 1-1 with Penafiel, leaving them 12th on the table.

Mayambela netted for the second game in a row, scoring his sixth goal of the season as his Swedish club Degerfors beat Atvidaberg 3-1. Despite the win, Degerfors remain seventh with just four games left in the season.

Mfeka featured for the whole game as American club Reno 1868 lost 3-0 to USL table-toppers Real Monarchs, who stretched their lead over second-placed Reno to eight points.

Mokotjo was taken off after 73 minutes, just after Brentford had taken the lead, only to watch as Fabio equalised for Middlesbrough in a 2-2 draw at Riverside Stadium, leaving Brentford 19th on the log. Mokotjo has started three of his club’s last six games since the previous international break as he heads into the Bafana camp.

Moloto, who has played in all 27 Swope Park Rangers league matches this season, started his 23rd game on the weekend in his side’s dramatic 2-2 stoppage time-equalising against Rio Grande Valley, leaving them joint-second on the USL table.

New Bafana Bafana call-up Mothiba was the hero on the night for Valenciennes, as they came from 3-1 down to win 4-3 against Orleans as the 21-year-old netted a sensational hat-trick, taking his tally to five goals in eight games for his Ligue II side who now sit 11th in the standings.

Ndlovu came on for the last 22 minutes as Qarabag drew 0-0 with second-place Zira in the Azerbaijan league, maintaining their one-point lead at the top with a game in hand.

Ntlhe came on for the last eight minutes for English club Rochdale, his seventh appearance of the season, in their 0-0 draw at Wimbledon, leaving them 17th on the League 1 standings.

Nunes continued as an ever-present for Polish club Pogon Szczecin this term, starting the club’s 11th game of the season in a goalless draw at Korona Kielce, leaving them 13th on the log.

Phiri came on for the last 10 minutes as Guingamp drew 1-1 at home to Toulouse, as they dropped one place to 11th in the French top-flight standings after eight games played.

Rantie’s Genclerbirligi suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat to Alanyaspor on Sunday, with the South African striker unable to find the back of the net over the 90 minutes in which he played. His side are bottom of the Turkish league standings, with four points after seven games.

Sandows played 67 minutes in his third start for new club Figueirense as they beat Parana 1-0, lifting them to 15th in Brazil’s Serie B after 27 games played.

Serero played the entire match in Vitesse’s 1-1 draw with Utrecht as they maintained third spot in the Eredivisie heading into the international break.

Singh netted his second goal of the season as Sporting Braga II – who sit 18th on the log – stunned third-placed Nacional 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller, which was won in the 91st minute by Singh’s teammate and substitute Andre Ribeiro.

Untersee’s Empoli suffered a second defeat in a row, going down 3-2 to Avellino in Serie B. Untersee played 74 minutes at right wing-back in his sixth game of the season.

Zungu was in the starting line-up as Amiens took on Lille on Saturday, only for the game to be suspended 15 minutes in after a stand with celebrating Lille supporters collapsed after they took the lead. Twenty-five supporters were hurt, with four suffering serious injuries and were taken to hospital.

Article by: Fabio De Dominicis
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