Siyabonga Ligendza and Thembi Kgatlana were on target while Keagan Dolly got his first league start for Montpellier in France. FARPost wraps up the best performances of Mzansi’s stars flying the flag abroad on a weekend that was fairly good for our footballers.
After making a few substitute appearances for Montpellier the former Mamelodi Sundowns winger got his first league start and played 69 minutes as Montpellier got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win away at AS Saint-Etiene in Ligue 1.
Montpellier now sit in 9th position on the log with fourteen points from the first 9 games.
The 26-year-old was in Vincent Kompany’s starting line up yet again and lasted 79 minutes as Anderlecht got a big win against log leaders Royal Antwerp in the Belgian Pro League. Before this game Antwerp had been dominant and sitting top of the log. This is the first time the Belgian giants have won back-to-back matches since the league started and it seems the coach’s philosophy is starting to be understood with the team gelling in recent games.
The striker is playing more minutes for Leeds United’s U-23 as he played another 70 minutes this past weekend and laid an assist for the second goal as Leeds walked out with a 4-1 resounding win away at Selhurst Park. Max has been steadily growing within Leeds’s ranks and at just 18 he has a lot to look forward to at Elland Road.
The man they call ‘The scoring machine’ continued his great form in front of goal with a stunning header against Coventry City this past weekend. Ligendza put Cardiff City U-18s 2-0 ahead after 39 minutes as the young ‘Blue Birds’ went on to record a 4-1 win in front of their home fans.
As predicted in this publication’s weekend preview last Friday, Banyana Banyana attacker Thembi Kgatlana got her first start and scored the only goal of the match as Eibar defeated Espanyol 1-0 in the Spanish Primera Division on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old had to be substituted after just 35 minutes in the game due to an injury she sustained and FARPost wishes her a speedy recovery.
Djurgaden DFF’s woes continued this past weekend as they fell to yet another defeat in the Swedish Damallsvenskan on Sunday. After fighting hard to equalise and take a 2-1 lead the club made two blunders at the back and got punished with the game ending 3-2 in favour of Eskilstuna.
The former Ajax Amsterdam man played the whole 90 minutes for Arabian Gulf league side Al Jazira as they convincingly beat Al-Ittihad 2-0 in the league to now sit on 5 points after initially drawing the first two games of the league.
It was a bitter-sweet game for Bafana Bafana winger Luther Singh as Pacos de Ferreira defeated giants FC Porto on Friday evening. The 23-year-old will be pleased with the result, but will feel bitter after having a goal wrongly ruled out by VAR in the first half of the game.
Ferreira now comfortably sits in 8th position in the Primeira Liga with 8 points from the first 6 games of the season.
In a battle of the bottom two teams in the MLS, Kamohelo Mokotjo and FC Cincinnati were defeated 2-0 by Atlanta United on Monday morning meaning the club remains rooted at the bottom of the table in the league. Mokotjo started and got substituted in the second half of the game as Cincinnati’s woes continued.
By Prince Sobayeni