SA Players abroad: Banyana trio represent
Posted: 23 July 2018 Time: 11:00
All three Banyana Banyana stars at Houston Dash started for just the second time in their weekend win, while a number of other South Africans returned to action across the globe.
The South African, now in his ninth season at Scottish top-flight club Livingston, played his first game of the season, coming on as a substitute in his side’s 1-0 League Cup victory over Annan Athletic to sit top of their group.
Jacobs made his second appearance of the new season, coming on as a half-time substitute in championship club Queen of the South’s 4-0 win over Edinburgh City to maintain top spot in their group after three games.
THEMBI KGATLANA/ LINDA MOTHLALO/ JANINE VAN WYK
For just the second time this season, and for the first time since April, all three South Africans were fielded in the starting line-up for Houston Dash’s league encounter against second-from-bottom Washington Spirit, who they managed to beat 1-0. Van Wyk suffered an injury and had to be substituted after 27 minutes, Kgatlana made way with 13 minutes to go while Mothlalo played the full 90 minutes. The victory sees Dash move up one spot to sixth in the league after 18 games, and astonishingly have half the number of points as table-toppers North Carolina Courage, who have played just one game more.
Moloto was an unused substitute, missing his first game of the campaign, as Nashville’s struggles continued, succumbing to a 2-0 defeat to Ottawa Fury, with both goals conceded in stoppage time. It’s Nashville’s fourth defeat of their last six games in all competitions, with the club now slipping down to eighth in the league after 18 games.
The South African began his fifth season at Polish club Pogon Szczecin with a 1-0 loss to Miedz Legnica, playing the full 90 minutes of the first game of the season.
The 32-year-old South African, into his eighth season at North Carolina, came on as a first half substitute in his 11th game of the season, as his club earned a 3-1 victory over bottom-placed Toronto to leave them 13th on the USL log after 19 games.