SA star wins promotion in Europe


SA’s Keanin Ayer celebrated winning promotion with Swedish side Varbergs Bois at the weekend. FARPost’s Prince Sobayeni reports.


Ayer’s Varbegs celebrate winning promotion.

As reported by a few weeks ago that Keanin Ayer’s club Varbergs Bois were close to winning promotion, they’ve now done it. They secured promotion to the Swedish Allsvanken with a 1-1 draw against leaders Mjallbry on Sunday afternoon after a string of consistent results this season. The 19-year-old South African midfielder has been a rock for them playing in his preferred central midfield role as well as covering for the right-back position when the need arose playing a total of 29 games out of a possible 30 games this season which goes to show how immense he has been for his club.


In Belgium, Club Brugge seem to be unstoppable this season and this time the giants dispatched KV Kortrijk with a convincing 3-0 defeat to stay top of the log and South African Percy Tau played the final 25 minutes of that game for Brugge.


The former Orlando Pirates striker will feel hard done by after he was denied the equaliser for Cercle Brugge in their 2-1 loss at giants Anderlecht on a chilly Sunday afternoon in Brussels. He’s still hunting for his first goal of the season in the Belgian topflight which seems to be getting closer as he has hit the woodwork a few times and now denied a goal clearly showing that the hard work is yielding results.


Kurt Abrahams scored his fifth goal of the season for Westerlo.

Kurt Abrahams continues to be ignored by Bafana Bafana a selectors regardless of his consistent performances since last season for Westerlo in the Belgian second tier and now the striker scored his 5th goal of the campaign as Westerlo were held by Lommel SK to a 1-1 draw.


Lebo Mothiba couldn’t build on from his assist against Nice as he started and played 63 minutes in RC Strasbourg’s 1-0 defeat away to intimidating Angers SCO in Ligue 1 on Saturday night.


Lebo Phiri was once again one of the outstanding performers for Guingamp as they thrashed Chambly 5-1 under the lights on Friday night and the midfielder scooped two quality assists for his side as they continued to climb up the log and show intention to go up to Ligue 1 again.


Bongani Zungu is back in action.

Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki will be pleased to hear that Midfielder Bongani Zungu is fully back from injury as he came on in the 89th minute in Amiens’s narrow 1-0 win over Stade Reims in Ligue 1.


Kamohelo Mokotjo started as Brentford were clipped off their wings by Huddersfield with a 1-0 defeat in England and the general who had a charm of helping his team win every game he starts was subbed after 70 minutes in that game.


Tom Barkhuizen is having the time of his life in Deepdale with Preston and this weekend they went top of the log with a 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic in the English Championship to get full reward after they have been ruthless so far this season especially at home. The 26-year-old played the whole game in his preferred left wing position.


Khanya Leshabela had to be withdrawn at the start of the second half due to a slight knock as Leicester City U23s pushed aside Manchester City U23s with a convincing 2-0 goal margin to move up the log in Premier League Two and signal intent to challenge any of the top sides in the league.


It was Luther Singh’s corner that led to Moreirense equalising in the second half against Vitoria Guimaraes in the Primeira Liga as the two sides played out to a 1-1 draw on Saturday night. Singh is now the talisman for his loan club having directly contributed to four goals with his three strikes and an assist so far this season.


On Sunday, Mihlali Mayambela was in a jubilant mood as Farense went top of the Segunda Liga in Portugal with a convincing win over Mafra and the winger played 75 minutes in that game. It’s worth noting that Mayambela has played in all the games so far this season and has been one of the key players for his side justifying that his decision to stay with them was a brilliant one.


Liam Jordan came off the bench to be the hero again for HB Koge this time scoring a late winner to snatch a 2-1 victory against rivals Viborg in the Danish Second Division. The striker has scored 3 goals now and this one on Sunday was a sweet strike right under the bar from outside the box.


Former Kaizer Chiefs playmaker Hendrik Pule Ekstein was the man of the moment for Sabah as they defeated former champions Qabala in the league and the South African netting a goal and assisting a further goal in their 2-1 win over the weekend.

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