SA Players Abroad wrap: Percy Tau makes his European debut
Posted: 20 August 2018 Time: 11:00
Percy Tau made a winning start to his career in Europe, while Dino Ndlovu scored a third goal in nine days to highlight this week’s wrap of South African players abroad.
Cele played the full 90 minutes in his second appearance for Portuguese second-tier side Cova da Piedade, who played the last 15 minutes with 10 men as they went down 4-2 to Sporting Covilha.
KEAGAN DOLLY/ BONGANI ZUNGU
Dolly was an unused substitute as Montpellier earned their first three points of the season, beating Amiens 2-1 away from home. Zungu, still nursing an injury, was absent form Amiens’ match day squad.
Doutie made his second appearance for Swedish Second Division club Varnamo in their 3-1 win last week, and will look to be in the mix once more when his side host eight-placed Orgryte on Monday night. Varnamo sit bottom of the log after 18 games.
The new Vitoria Setubal signing was not in the squad as his side lost their second league game of the season over the weekend, going down 2-1 to Portuguese giants Sporting CP.
Jacobs played the full 120 minutes in Queen of the South’s action-packed League Cup second round defeat to St Johnstone. With the scores level at 1-1 after 90 minutes, extra-time proved to be an entertaining 30 minutes with four goals scored, as St Johnstone progressed after scoring a further three goals in their 4-2 win.
Jordan made his fourth start for Danish side HB Koge, who made it four wins from four in their 1-0 win over Nykobing to stretch their lead to five points at the summit of the Danish First Division standings.
THEMBI KGATLANA/ LINDA MOTHLALO/ JANINE VAN WYK
Houton Dash earned back-to-back victories for the first time since May after dispatching second-from-bottom Washington Spirit 4-0. Mothlalo played the entire match in her 18th appearance of the season, while Kgatlana and Van Wyk remained unused substitutes on the bench. Dash sit seventh out of nine teams after 21 matches played in the American top-flight.
Dinamo Bucuresti lost their second game of the season after going down 3-1 to CFR Cluj, with Mahlangu continuing his ever-presence so far this season for his club who sit fourth in the Romanian standings after five games.
Mayambela made his first start for Portuguese Second Division club Farense, playing 80 minutes as his side secured their second win of the season in their comfortable 3-1 win over Porto II to maintain their perfect start to the new season.
Brentford continued their unbeaten start to the new season with a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday, as Mokotjo came on as a second-half substitute for his third appearance off the bench this season.
Moloto came on as a substitute for his 22nd match of the season as Nashville played out a goalless draw with Louisville City, leaving them ninth on the USL Eastern Conference log after 23 games.
Lille faced giants Monaco in their second Ligue 1 game of the season, and held their nerve in a goalless draw away from home, with Mothiba playing the full 90 minutes.
Ndlovu scored his third goal in nine days, taking his tally to 12 for the season after scoring from the spot in helping Chinese club Zhejian Greentown to a 2-1 win over Heilongjian Lava Spring to keep them second on the standings after 20 matches.
Ntlhe made his first start of the season, playing the full 90 minutes as Rochdale played out a 2-2 draw at Fleetwood Town, with a 95th-minute goal earning Rochdale their fourth point in three games.
Phete played the entire match for Portuguese Second Division side Vitoria Guimaraes II, who went down 2-0 to Mafra for their second loss on the trot.
Serero played the entire match for Vitesse as they bounced back from their midweek Europa League qualifying loss to Basal to secure a point away at Heerenveen in a 1-1 draw.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns star made his debut in Europe, coming on as a second-half substitute with 25 minutes left as new Belgian Second Division side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise earned their first win of the campaign, beating Westerlo 3-1 to sit fourth in the eight-team league after three games.