SA Players Abroad wrap: First goal for Keagan Dolly, another goal for Dino Ndlovu while Phakamani Mahlambi makes CAF debut
Posted: 7 May 2018 Time: 09:51
A first goal in France for Keagan Dolly, and another in China for Dino Ndlovu, highlights this week’s wrap of South Africans playing abroad.
In Cele’s 13th game of the season, Real SC lost 3-0 away at Santa Clara, thereby confirming their relegation from the Portuguese Second Division.
In his seventh start of the campaign, Dolly finally broke his duck and netted his first goal in France, a fine solo run followed by a well-taken chip and back-flip to celebrate, as Montpellier halted their three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Nantes to take them up to eighth in Ligue 1 with two games left in the season.
Erasmus was not in the AFC Eskilstuna squad for the second week in a row as they made it four straight wins, beating Frej 2-0 to sit second in the Swedish Second Division after six games.
Jordan was an unused substitute as Danish Second Division club Koge won 1-0 at Fredericia, leaving them fifth on the log after 30 games.
Mahlambi received his first taste of continental football for Egyptian giants Al Ahly, starting their Group A opener against Tunis, playing 68 minutes as they drew 0-0 at home.
Mahlangu made his 27th league start of the season for Dinamo Bucureşti as they won 3-2 away at Gaz Metan Medias to sit top of the relegation round mini play-off league after eight games.
Mayambela earned his fourth start of the season as IK Brage played out a third draw in succession, earning a point away at Jonkopings Sodra, leaving them fourth in the Swedish Second Division after six games.
Mokotjo made his 35th appearance of the season, earning his 25th start as Brentford ended the Championship season with a 1-1 draw at home to Hull City as they finished ninth on the table, six points away from earning a spot in the play-offs.
Moloto received his seventh start of the season for USL club Nashville, as they drew 1-1 with New York Red Bulls II to sit eighth on the table after seven games.
Mothiba made his 12th start of the season as Lille earned a second victory on the trot, coming back from 2-1 down to score twice in the last 10 minutes to earn a valuable 3-2 win and lift themselves out of the relegation zone. They’re still not safe however, as they sit 16th, just one point away from a play-off spot with two games left.
Ndlovu scored his eighth goal in nine games for Hangzhou Greentown in the Chinese Second Division as they conceded late in a 2-2 draw with Wuhan Zall, their third draw in a row, to leave them fourth on the log after nine games.
Nunes earned his 32nd start of the season as Polish club Pogon Szczecin extended their four-match unbeaten run with a 3-2 win at Arka Gdynia to sit third of eight teams in their relegation round mini league with three games left.
Guingamp lost for the first time in six games, as Phiri came on for the last 24 minutes for his 22nd appearance of the campaign in their 3-1 loss to Dijon, leaving them 11th in Ligue 1 after 36 games.
The 20-year-old made his sixth start of the season, playing the full 90 minutes as Lithuanian club Stumbras drew 0-0 with Atlantas, leaving them sixth on the log after 11 games.
Singh made his 33rd start of the season as Sporting Braga II drew 1-1 at home to Benfica II, leaving them 16th on the log but level on points with Uniao Madeira in the relegation ply-off spot with one left in the campaign.
Zungu played the full 90 minutes as Amiens, who have secured their top-flight status for next season, held giants PSG to a 2-2 draw at home to sit 13th on the log with two games remaining.