SA players abroad round-up

Players Abroad

Cele, who was recently sent out on loan from giants Benfica to Real SC where he made a name for himself last season, started a second game in succession for the struggling Portuguese second-tier side, who went down 3-0 to Leixoes. Real are firmly stuck on the bottom of the standings, six points adrift of second-from-bottom Vitoria Guimaraes.

Dolly's recent good showings in France’s two cup competitions finally paid dividends, as he featured as a second-half substitute in Montpellier’s goalless draw against giants AS Monaco – his first league appearance since September. The draw leaves his club eighth in Ligue I.

Domingo and Phete were both handed starting berths in their side’s league match-up against fellow relegation contenders Varzim, as hosts Vitoria Guimaraes recorded a much-needed 3-0 win. They are still however 19th in the Portuguese First Division, level on points with 18th-placed Sporting Braga.

Jacobs earned his eighth start for Livingston this campaign as they got the better of Brechin City 2-0 away from home, the victory taking them to joint-third in the Scottish Championship with a game in hand.

Mokotjo played the full 90 minutes as Brentford earned a 2-0 victory over Championship relegation contenders Bolton Wanderers, leaving them 11th in the standings with 40 points after 27 games played.

Mothiba, who has been linked with a move back to mother club Lille, made his 17th league start for Valenciennes, bagging an assist as his side opened the scoring in just the first minute. Yet two second-half goals, the second in stoppage time, gave visiting Chateauroux a 2-1 win, as Valenciennes drop to 12th in the French second tier.

Ntlhe was once again included in Rochdale’s line-up as they faced off against mid-table Gillingham, throwing away a 1-0 lead to go down 2-1 away from home. The loss leaves Rochdale second-from-bottom in England’s League One.

Guingamp made it seven games unbeaten across all competitions as they beat Strasbourg 2-0 in Ligue 1, as Phiri remained an unused substitute on the bench. The three points leaves his club seventh in the French top-flight with 29 point after 20 games played.

Singh made his 18th league appearance for Sporting Braga as they earned a point in a 1-1 away draw at Uniao Madeira, leaving them 18th on the log after 20 matches.

Amiens kicked off their 2018 league campaign in disappointing fashion, going down 1-0 to top-four hopefuls Nice as Zungu featured for 72 minutes of the game. The result leaves Amiens 16th on the log, just two points above the automatic relegation spot.