Mothiba's RCS advance in Europe

UEFA Europa League

Lebo Mothiba's Racing Club Strasbourg moved one step closer to qualifying for the UEFA Europa League group stages on Thursday evening.
Mothiba was named in the club's 18-man squad for the European outing after earning an extended break from the club after AFCON 2019.
Holding a 1-0 lead from the first leg against Bulgarian outfit Lokomotiv Plovdiv, the Ligue 1 outfit eased to the Play-Off round with an early strike from Mali winger Kévin Lucien Zohi.
In a swift counter-pressing movement the 21-year-old found the net in just the eighth minute as RCS completed a 2-0 aggregate victory.
Mothiba, who became an integral part of the side last season after his €4 million (R67m) switch played no part in the tie - but will look towards earning a start against Stade de Reims on Sunday.
The French outfit who qualified who the European competition after winning the Coupe de La Ligue will face Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in a two-legged play-off to reach the Group stage phase.