South Africa’s Thibang Phete and Luther Singh have made the Portuguese Primeira Liga Team of the Week after their performances last weekend with their respective clubs.
Phete played the whole 90 minutes for SAD Belenenses as they got a point away at Boavista after a 1-1 draw, while his compatriot Singh won the Man of the Match award for his stellar performance for Pacos de Ferreira in their 2-0 win against Famalicao.
Phete makes the Team of the Week for the 5th time in 2020 and for the second time in the 2020/21 season.
Singh makes the list for the first time this year.
Both Stars of Africa graduates have hit the ground running in Portugal and have been playing regularly since the beginning of the new campaign. At international level both players have been part of the Bafana Bafana side under coach Molefi Ntseki who will be pleased to see the duo doing well for their respective clubs.
LUTHER SINGH vs FAMALICAO
Pass accuracy: 86.4 (22 passes)
Shots: 3(2 on target)
Key passes: 1
THIBANG PHETE vs BOAVISTA
Pass accuracy: 80% (45 passes)
Aerial duels won: 3
Long balls: 3
Fouls committed: 1
Blocks made: 2
Both players will be looking to continue their form going into the upcoming league fixtures. Belenenses host SC Braga on Sunday evening while Singh’s Pacos de Ferreira played Moreirense yesterday, winning 1-0 away, in a catch up game and later travel to Lisbon to take on giants SL Benfica in what should be a big game for them.
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