Leshabela shines in England

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Here is a round up of how the SA players fared overseas over the weekend…
SIYABONGA LIGENDZA
Siyabonga Ligendza(16), who’s a striker, started and played 71 minutes for Cardiff City’s U18s as they lost 3-2 in the last minute away at Watford in the league. The striker is a regular for Cardiff and has also been played with their U23 side too lately.
TOM BARKHUIZEN
Tom Barkhuizen was on fire for Preston.

If there is a game that doesn’t disappoint in England it’s Preston vs Blackburn, this time they played to a thrilling 5 goal thriller, with Preston winning 3-2 and SA striker Tom Barkhuizen stole the show for Preston scoring a brace as they staged a come back to clinch it by three goals to two.

MAX MCMILAN 
After recovering from injury, Leeds united striker Max McMilan (17) reintroduced himself with a brace as Leeds’ U18s were held to a thrilling 4-4 draw against Bolton Wanderers. The goals are a big confidence booster for the striker.
KHANYA LESHABELA 
SA youth international midfielder Khanya Leshabela (20) put out a man of the match display as Leicester City’s U23 team thumped Southampton 3-0 in Premier League 2 yesterday. Leshabela scored his first goal of the season for Leicester B in that game.
LEBO MOTHIBA
A big night for Lebo Mothiba last night after the Bafana striker got a very important start in Ligue 1 and rewarded his coach’s faith in him with an assist for the winning goal for Strasbourg as they defeated Nice 1-0 in the league to get their campaign back on track and earning himself praise from his coach.
LEBO PHIRI
Lebo Phiri played the full 90 minutes and grabbed an assist for his side EA Guingamp, as they suffered a 2-1 loss to Clermont in France to move down to 10th spot on the log in the second tier.
LUTHER SINGH
Luther Singh played well again.
Singh continued his good performances for Moreirense, where he is on loan and this time the winger won the man of the match award in Moreirense’s 1-1 draw against Boavista in Portugal’s Primeira Liga.
KOBAMELO KODISANG
Kodisang came off the bench in the second half for Braga B as they beat AD Oliveirense 1-0 in the Campeonato in Portugal to continue their good season so far. The winger will be pleased with these minutes after a few weeks on the sidelines.
PULE EKSTEIN
The former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder played the whole game and grabbed an assist for his side Sabah FK as they played out to a 2-2 draw against FC Zira in the Azerbaijan Premier League to now take his tally of assists to two for the current season.
PERCY TAU
Bafana’s Tau lasted 49 minutes as Club Brugge came from behind to draw 1-1 with rivals Standard Liege to maintain their spot on top of the Jupiler league in Belgium.
BRADLEY CROSS 
Youth defender Bradley Cross played 90 minutes for Schalke U19 as they drew 1-1 with Fortuna Dusseldorf U19 in the U19 Bundesliga as their unbeaten run in the past few games continued.
KEANIN AYER
SA teenager Keanin Ayer played 90 minutes for Varbergs Bois as they played out to a 1-1 draw against IF Brommapojka in the Swedish second tier with one game remaining, meaning they need a draw to gain promotion to in the top flight next season.
MIHLALI MAYAMBELA
Winger Mihlali Mayambela featured for 86 minutes for SC Farense as they walked out 1-0 winners against Leixoes in the Portuguese Segunda Liga to move up to second with 8 games played so far in the league.
By Prince Sobayeni

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