SA Players Abroad wrap: No wins in disappointing weekend
Posted: 26 March 2018 Time: 09:09
Despite the Fifa international week, a number of South Africans were involved in domestic league action in the lower divisions abroad, yet none registered wins following a somewhat disappointing weekend of action.
HAASHIM DOMINGO/THIBANG PHETE
Vitoria Guimaraes II’s ten-match unbeaten run came to an end following Sunday’s 2-0 loss to fourth-placed Santa Clara, with Domingo playing 79 minutes of the encounter while compatriot Thibang Phete was absent from the match day squad. The result leaves Guimaraes in tenth on the log with eight games left in the season.
KEAGHAN JACOBS/ KYLE JACOBS
The two Jacobs brothers squared off in the Scottish Championship as Livingston and Queen of the South squared off in a league encounter on Saturday. Both Keaghan and Kyle played the full 90 minutes, with Kyle’s Queen of the South netting in stoppage time to rescue a point in an entertaining 3-3 draw. The point leaves Livingston 11 points behind log-leaders St Mirren in second, while Queen of the South is sixth.
The 19-year-old South African was on the bench for Danish First Division side Koge as they lost 2-1 to second placed Vendsyssel, leaving them seventh on the log after 22 games played. The former Bidvest Wits starlet, on loan from Sporting Lisbon, has made two appearances for his new club since arriving in Denmark in January.
The South African was an unused substitute on the bench for American USL club side Reno 1868’s second game of the season, as they drew 1-1 with Las Vegas Lights for their first point of the new campaign.
Following his off-season move from Swope park Rangers to Nashville, Moloto made his second appearance of the new season his USL side played out a goalless draw with Pittsburgh Roverhounds for their first point of the new campaign.
Ndlovu failed to find the back of the net for the first time in his third game in China, as Second Division club Zhejiang Greentown suffered a 2-1 loss to Zhejiang Yiteng, but still remain joint-top of the log after three games this season.
The South African was a second half substitute in Rochdale’s 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe United in League One, with the 24-year-old making his 16th league appearance of the season. The draw leaves his side deep in the relegation zone in 23rd, five points away from safety with ten games left in the season.
Singh made his 27th start of the season for Portuguese Second Division Sporting Braga II as they went down 1-0 to 12th-placed Sporting Covilha, their third straight loss. Sporting are second-from-bottom on the log with eight games left in the campaign.