SA Players Abroad round-up: Kamohelo Mokotjo flies SA flag highest, Lyle Foster makes AS Monaco debut
Posted: 4 February 2019 Time: 11:30
Kamohelo Mokotjo continued his fine form in the English Championship, while several Bafana Bafana stars were deterred by inclement weather across Europe over the weekend.
Matthews was an unused substitute as Jong FC Utrecht fell to a 4-1 defeat in their Eerste Divisie tie against NEC Nijmegen on Friday evening.
Veldwijk played the full game as Sparta Rotterdam surrendered a 2-0 lead at half-time to register their fourth successive draw against Volendam on Friday evening. They are now eight points off the promotion spot to the Eredivisie, with 16 games left in the season.
The former Bidvest Wits midfielder was absent from Livingston’s team sheet as they suffered a 3-0 defeat to Scottish Premiership rivals Motherwell on Saturday.
Mokotjo started his fourth consecutive Championship match for Brentford and followed up his sterling performance against Rotherham, that saw him bag a first career brace two weeks ago, with an assist in their 5-2 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. He was substituted out after 85 minutes.
Singh retained his place in GD Chaves’ starting line-up and featured for 81 minutes, helping them to a massive 1-0 victory over Maritimo as they gun for Primera Liga survival. They’re now four points clear of bottom-placed Feirense, with 18 points from 20 matches played, and have 14 games remaining.
Tau was handed a weekend off as Union Saint-Gilloise’s match against Lommel SK was postponed to Wednesday due to inclement weather in Brussels over the weekend. USG remain third on the overall standings – on course for Europa League play-off qualification, while they sit 10 points off the Belgian Pro League promotion play-off spot.
Abrahams played the full ninety minutes as Westerlo suffered a 3-0 defeat to KV Mechelen in their second phase Belgian First Division B encounter on Saturday. Westerlo currently occupy one of the relegation play-off spots in the overall season standings.
Serero made his 19thEredivisie start for Vitesse, who were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Heerenveen on Saturday evening. The results saw them lose ground in the race for third position, as they occupy fifth spot with 30 points from 20 games.
Phiri’s Guimgamp also saw their Ligue 1 outing to Bordeaux on Saturday postponed due to the European snowfall. Guimgamp remain bottom of the log standings with 14 points from 22 games and have just 16 games left to fight for survival.
Zungu remains sidelined through injury, while his Ligue 1 side Amiens lost 1-0 to Rennes on Saturday evening. They have since dropped to second from bottom, with 18 points from 23 matches played.
Foster made his debut for AS Monaco II on Saturday, playing the full 90 minutes of their 3-2 victory over Martigues in the French fourth division.
‘Shabba’ was an unused substitute for Turkish outfit BB Erzurumspor as they lost 0-1 to Caykur Rizespor on Sunday afternoon. They remain second last on the Super Lig standings – four points off the drop zone, with 17 points from 20 matches played.
Dolly was absent from the Montpellier squad that drew 1-1 with Nimes in Ligue 1 on Sunday, as he continues to recover from an injury setback suffered during his brief return at the start of January.
Mayambela played the full 90 minutes as SC Farense suffered a 1-0 defeat to Braga B in their Portuguese Segunda Liga outing on Sunday evening.
Mothiba’s Strasbourg also saw their Ligue 1 encounter with Saint-Ettiene postponed on Sunday.