SA players abroad wrap
Posted: 6 November 2017 Time: 10:15
Lebogang Moloto claimed championship honours, Mihlali Mayambela, Luther Singh and Lars Veldwijk were on target, while Bafana Bafana midfielder Andile Jali saw red over the weekend.
Dolly was once again an unused substitute for Montpellier as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Amiens at home. Dolly heads into the Bafana camp having not featured in the league for his French club since 16 September. He has featured twice for Montpellier II in the French third division since the last FIFA international break.
Livingston dropped valuable points at home in their 0-0 draw with seventh-placed Inverness, as Jacobs got a full 90 minutes under the belt. His Scottish Championship side are third on the log, one point behind leaders St Mirren.
Jacobs made it 12 starts from 12 league games as Queen of the South beat Greenock Morton 2-1 away from home, the three points leaving them fifth on the Scottish Championship log, just two points adrift of St Mirren at the summit.
Jali lasted 49 minutes before being given a straight red in Oostende’s 4-2 win over Zulte-Waregem. After just one win in their first 10 league games, Oostende have now recorded three wins in a row as they climbed up to 13th in the Belgian top-flight standings, with Jali having featured in all but one of his side’s 14 league games so far this season. He is suspended for Bafana’s first-leg clash against Senegal.
Magwaza started a fourth game for Utenis Utena as they drew 2-2 with Atlantas in the championship stages of the Lithuanian top-flight league.
Mahlangu started his 14th league encounter for Romanian club Dinamo Bucuresti as they beat Gaz Metan Medias 3-0 away from home, leaving them seventh in the league.
Bafana call-up Manyama came on for the last 25 minutes as Konyaspor went down 2-1 to Sivasspor, leaving them 15th in the Turkish top-flight. Manyama has had just 37 minutes of action since the last FIFA international break.
Marakis earned his 12th start for Portuguese second division club Uniao Medeira as they lost 2-1 to Porto II, as they sit 16th on the log after 13 games.
In Sweden’s last game of the season, Mayambela netted the opener in Degerfors’ 3-1 victory over Syrianska to finish the Swedish second-tier campaign in eighth. Mayambela featured in 29 of the 30 league games, scoring seven goals.
Brentford extended their unbeaten run to eight matches following their 3-1 win over Leeds United, with Mokotjo coming on for the last 17 minutes of the game – his 11th appearance of the season. Brentford are now up to 12th in the standings after 16 games played.
In a dramatic USL Western Conference final, Moloto’s Swope Park Rangers could only draw 0-0 with OKC Energy in regulation time as the game went to penalties. Unlike last week, where Moloto netted the winner, the South African missed the fourth penalty, yet after 11 penalties a side, Rangers finally emerged 7-6 victors to claim the Western Conference title, booking their place in next weekend’s USL Cup final where they face Eastern Conference winners Louisville City.
It was an evening to forget for Mothiba, who missed a first-half penalty and was substituted in the 59th minute as Valenciennes drew 0-0 against Brest. Valenciennes are now 14th in the Ligue II standings.
Ndlovu played the entire match, but did not find the back of the net in his 10th league appearance for Qarabag this season as they recorded a 2-0 win over Kapaz to maintain their spot at the top of the log with a game in hand.
Ntlhe played the full 90 minutes for English club Rochdale as they crushed Bromley 4-0, but remained 19th on the League One table.
Pogon Szczecin’s woes continued, as they suffered an eighth league loss of the season, going down 3-1 to giants Legia Warsaw. Nunes played the full 90 minutes for his side, who are now four points adrift at the bottom of the Polish standings.
Phiri came on for the last 11 minutes for his eighth league appearance of the season as his French side Guingamp were humbled 6-0 by Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco, leaving them 13th on the log.
Helsingborgs ended the Swedish season with a 2-0 loss to Oster, as they finish the campaign in seventh. Ralani made his 27th appearance of the season in the loss, ending the season with six goals to his name.
Rantie was not in the squad for the third week in a row as Genclerbirligi, who prop up the Turkish table, went down 5-1 to log leaders Galatasaray.
Sekgota came on for the last half an hour in Stumbras’ second leg promotion-relegation play-off. Fortunately for his Lithuanian club, they recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory, winning 5-1 on aggregate, as they beat the country’s second-placed second-tier side Banga 2-1 to maintain their status in the A Lyga next season.
Serero played the full 90 minutes, his ninth appearance of the season, as Vitesse drew 0-0 with PEC Zwolle to remain fifth in the Eredivisie standings, 11 points behind leaders PSV.
Singh scored a second goal in consecutive weeks, his fifth of the season, as Sporting Braga II beat Cova Piedade 2-0, lifting themselves to 10th on the Portuguese second-tier table.
Untersee lasted 63 minutes in Empoli’s 1-1 draw with Spezia, leaving them fourth in Serie B, two points behind leaders Frosinone after 13 games played.
Veldwijk slotted home a first-half penalty, his second goal of the season, but could not prevent Groningen from losing 2-1 to Heracles, leaving them 15th in the Eredivisie standings.
Zungu played the entire game as Amiens drew 1-1 with Montpellier, in what was the former Mamelodi Sundowns player’s eighth appearance for his new club in Ligue 1. Amiens now sit 17th in the French top-flight after 11 games played.