SA players abroad wrap


Mokotjo’s FC Twente took a first half lead, but were pegged back in the second period as Serero began to gain control of the midfield for his side before he went off with 10 minutes remaining, with Kolbeinn Sigþórsson equalising.

Claasen came on for the second half of his German Bundesliga II side's 4-1 loss to Erzgebirge Aue. There were high hopes for the Bafana Bafana midfielder when he joined the famous club from Poland at the start of the season, but he has found himself mostly sitting in the stands. His appearance on Sunday was a first since the end of August for the 24-year-old.

Anele Ngconcga was fit enough to take his place in the Genk side that defeated Westerloo 3-1 to move into the top six, but there was still no place for struggling Ayanda Patosi in the match-day 18 for Lokeren as they lost 3-1 to Club Brugge.

Andile Jali showed no ill-effects from his national team duty as he played the full 90 minutes for Belgian side KV Oostende in their 0-0 home draw with Mouscron-Péruwelz.

Darren Keet was also straight back into goal for Kortrijk as they won 2-1 at home to Waasland-Beveren to move into the top six after a shaky start to the new season. It was their fourth win on the trot.

Steven Pienaar came off the bench to help Everton to a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa, winning the free-kick that led to The Toffees’ third.

Kagisho Dikgacoi was again absent for Cardiff City as they won 2-1 against Nottingham Forest, while Tokelo Rantie was on the bench as Bournemouth won 1-0 at home to Charlton Athletic.

Kgosi Ntlhe missed Peterborough United’s 2-1 win over Barnsley through injury in League One while Dean Furman was rested on the bench by Doncaster Rovers as they lost 3-1 at Fleetwood Town.

Goalkeeper Dani Amos saved a penalty as Hapoel Tel Aviv benefited from a late own goal to secure a 1-1 draw at Bnei Sakhnin, while it was a nightmare weekend for Bafana left-back Ricardo Nunes who was hauled off after 58 minutes of his Polish side Pogoń Szczecin’s 5-0 loss at Jagiellonia Białystok.

Lebogang Phiri started for Danish side Brondby as they thumped Vestsjælland 5-0, while Joel Untersee was also a starter in the Swiss league for Vaduz as they were held to a 0-0 draw by bottom side Luzern.

Finally, May Mahlangu, who should decide his future this week, played for Goteborg in their 3-2 victory over Hacken in Sweden.