SA ABROAD: Mokotjo returns, Phete features yet again


It was a happy return to action for Kamohelo Mokotjo in England as Brentford closed in on automatic promotion while a few other South Africans had disappointing results abroad.


After being sidelined for nearly 6 months due to an injury the midfielder returned to the field this past weekend coming on as a 83rd minute substitute in Brentford’s 1-0 win against fellow promotion hopefuls West Brom. The win took Brentford to 66 points which brought them closer to the top two sides with West Brom on 71 and top of the table Leeds on 74.


The former Cape Town City winger couldn’t continue where he left off in the previous game as he came off the bench for AGF Aarhus but could not help the club as they were humbled 4-1 by Aalborg in the Danish Superliga on Friday evening. Aarhus remains in the top three and are still in pole position to finish in a Europa league spot for next season.


The U23 international winger started and lasted 82 minutes for Danish 1st division side HB Koge in a 6-goal thriller against Viborg. Koge came back two times to make it 2-2, but the home side went rampant in the dying minutes scoring two quick goals to make it 4-2, which was the final result of the match.


Stars of Africa graduate Phete started in the Lisbon Derby as Belenenses let go of a one goal lead to ultimately lose 3-1 at home against giants Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Primeira Liga on Friday. The result leaves Belenenses at 14th spot in the table with 30 points after 28 games played so far.


The attacker who is on loan from SC Braga came on after 78 minutes as Moreirense were held to a 1-1 draw at home against high flying Famalicao in the league. Moreirense are currently sitting 9th in the league with 35 points from 28 games played.


The former Sparta Rotterdam captain came off the bench again for Korean K-League log leaders Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors as they recorded yet another win in the league defeating Ulsan Hyundai Motors 2-0 on Sunday.


The South African started yet another game in Sweden for IK Brage and lasted 76 minutes as they narrowly defeated Gains in the Swedish second division.

By Prince Sobayeni

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