SA stars bang in goals overseas

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A few SA overseas-based players were on the scoresheet for their respective clubs at the weekend, reports Prince Sobayeni.

LARS VELDWIJK

Lars Veldwijk got a rare start in the Eredivisie and repaid his coach’s faith in him with a goal but unfortunately Sparta Rotterdam let their lead slip and lost 2-1 against Heerenveen. This was the striker’s 4th league goal in 10 games so far this season.

LYLE FOSTER

Foster will go into the U23 camp a happy man after Cercle Brugge finally ended their bad losing streak with a convincing 2-1 victory over Sint Truidense on Saturday night to get a big confidence booster going to the international break. Foster is expected to participate in the U23 Africa Cup of Nations that’s currently underway in Egypt.

PERCY TAU

Everything comes to an end and this was the case for Percy Tau’s Club Brugge as he played 55 minutes and had his 6th assist of the season in their shock loss to Royal Antwerp in the Belgian Jupiler league. Despite seeing their unbeaten League run come to an end, Brugge still stay top of the log with a game in hand.

MIHLALI MAYAMBELA 

The ever-present Mihlali Mayambela started yet again for flying SC Farense as they beat Academica 2-1 in the league to stay clear at the top of the log going into the FIFA international break. Farense has high hopes of being promoted to the top tier next season after strengthening their squad this season and Mayambela is a big part of those plans as he is one of their key players. 

SIYABONGA LIGENDZA

Young goal machine Siyabonga Ligendza was on the score sheet yet again for Cardiff City U18s as they walloped Colchester United 7-3 in the league to get their campaign back on track.

KAMOHELO MOKOTJO

The General’s consistency was rewarded in England as he scored the second and assisted the third in Brentford’s convincing 3-1 away victory against Wigan Athletic in the English Championship on Saturday afternoon to move 3 points off the playoffs in one of the most competitive leagues in the world.

LEBOGANG MOTHIBA

After months without a goal, the Bafana Bafana striker finally hit back with a bang over the weekend as Strasbourg spanked Nimes 4-1, with Mothiba netting two.

LEBOGANG PHIRI

EA Guingamp breathed a sign of relief on Saturday afternoon after snatching a late equaliser to sneak a point from Ajjacio in Ligue 2 with the midfielder playing yet another 90 minutes for his side before joining the Bafana camp.

BONGANI ZUNGU

Known to many as ‘Ben 10’, Zungu seems to be getting his regular place back at Amiens after starting yet another game for them but couldn’t help the team avoid a surprise 3-1 loss to Stade Reims on Sunday.

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