South African Players Abroad round-up: February 11
Posted: 11 February 2019 Time: 11:30
Former Orlando Pirates striker Lyle Foster scored his first goal for French side Monaco over the weekend, while Bafana Bafana's Percy Tau set up another goal in Belgium.
Foster got off the mark for Monaco II on Friday evening as he started and scored the opening goal to lead his side to a 3-0 victory over Nice II on Friday evening.
Veldwijk started and last 72 minutes as Sparta Rotterdam lost 3-0 to FC Twente in their Dutch Eerste Divisie outing on Friday evening. Sparta subsequently sits nine points behind Twente at the top of the table in the battle for promotion to the premier division, with 14 matches to go. The 27-year-old remains on 17 goals in 24 league appearances this season.
19-year-old Bartlett continued his return from injury as he came on in the 86thminute in Newcastle United U-23’s 3-0 Premier League Cup victory over Sunderland on Friday evening.
Abrahams continued his perfect record in Westerlo’s Proximus League campaign as he made a 22ndsuccessive appearance in their 1-0 victory AFC Tubize on Friday. The 22-year-old striker, however, was unable to add to his tally of six goals this season.
Tshabalala was once again an unused substitute for Erzurumspor, who fought from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Super Lig table toppers Basaksehir on Saturday. ‘Shabba’ has yet to feature in a competitive game this year, with his side languishing in 17thposition on the log standings.
Mokotjo made his 23rdChampionship appearance for Brentford on Saturday but was unable to help his side claim any points against Nottingham Forrest as they lost 2-1. The 27-year-old was taken off after 71 minutes.
Ntlhe was absent from Rochdale’s matchday squad as they suffered a 1-0 League One defeat to Coventry City on Saturday. The 22-year-old full-back last featured against Doncaster Rovers on January 19.
Mayambela made his 20thLiga Pro appearance as SC Farense drew 1-1 with Leixoes SC on Saturday. The 22-year-old forward completed the full game. Farense are 10thon the log standings, with 26 points from 21 games, and have 13 games remaining in the campaign.
Untersee missed out on his second appearance for Swiss Super League club FC Zurich on Saturday as he sat out with illness, while his side won 3-1 against Grasshopper Club Zurich.
Zungu continues to work his way back from a long-term injury lay-off, but Amiens managed to beat Caen 1-0 on Saturday to move two points clear of the relegation play-off spot.
Mothiba was unable to get on the scoresheet again as Strasbourg succumbed to a 2-1 Ligue 1 defeat at home to Angers on Saturday evening. The 23-year-old striker was substituted out after 66 minutes.
Cele started and completed the match as Cova Piedade fell to a 2-0 defeat to Estoril Praia in the Portuguese Segunda Liga on Sunday afternoon. The 22-year-old winger’s team is currently bottom of the tale and require two points to escape the relegation zone with 13 games remaining.
Serero started and completed the match for Vitesse, who lost 2-1 to Groningen in their Eredivisie tie on Sunday afternoon.
Dolly has yet to return from injury as Montpellier drew 2-2 with AS Monaco in their Ligue 1 encounter on Sunday afternoon.
Percy Tau bagged his sixth assist of the season but was unable to inspire Union Saint-Gilloise as they lost 3-1 to Beershot Wilrijk on Sunday evening.
Singh was left out for Chaves’ visit to his parent club Braga on Sunday, likely due to contractual obligations, as they suffered a 2-1 defeat.
Jacobs featured the full 90 minutes for Queen of the South but ended on the losing side as Aberdeen beat Queen of the South 4-1 in their Scottish Cup clash on Sunday evening
Phiri started and finished the match for Guingamp but suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Lille on Sunday night.
Marakis made his 10 Primera Liga start of the season for CD Nacional as they were annihilated 10-0 away to giants Benfica on Sunday evening. The 27-year-old midfielder was substituted out after 84 minutes, with the score then at 7-0.