Players Abroad: Sekgota on target
Posted: 28 May 2018 Time: 09:08
Despite most leagues across the globe having reached their culmination, various smaller leagues are still in action with a number of South Africans making their mark the world over.
THEMBI KGATLANA/ LINDA MOTHLALO/ JANINE VAN WYK
It was an 11th start of the season for Van Wyk and a seventh start for Mathlalo as NWSL side Houston Dash lined up against second-from-bottom Washington Spirit. With Dash 2-1 in front, Kgatlana was then introduced off the bench for her seventh appearance of the season, providing an assist 12 minutes later – her third of the season – as Dash recorded a 3-2 win, their second victory in succession, to jump up to fifth in the standings after 11 games.
In his third start for Swedish Second Division AFC Eskilstuna, Erasmus netted the opener in a 1-1 draw with Gefle last Thursday, leaving his side third on the log after nine games. Eskilstuna are back in action this evening as they face off against 13th-placed Norrby.
Mahlangu will be in action this evening in Dinamo Bucuresti’s penultimate game of the season, sitting comfortably at the summit of their relegation round mini-league.
The South African midfielder earned his seventh start of the USL campaign, playing the full 90 minutes as Reno 1868 beat San Antonio 2-1 to leave them eighth on the Western Conference log after 12 games.
Nashville made it six games without defeat following a 1-1 draw with Charleston Battery, with Moloto bagging an assist for the opener in his ninth start of the campaign. Nashville lie 10th in the 16-team Eastern Conference USL table after nine games.
Sekgota started and scored in his side’s Lithuanian Cup second round clash, as Stumbras eased through to the next round following their 6-0 drubbing of lower league Kedainiai.