Weekend preview: Mzansi footballers abroad

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The majority of leagues across the globe are approaching their business end and some of South Africa’s exports will be looking to make some meaningful contributions at their respective clubs.

VALENCIENNESS vs EA GUINGAMP

SATURDAY 17 APRIL 2021

20:00 PM (SA TIME)

After getting his first 90 minutes since his return from injury, Lebogang Phiri will be eager to get more game time for Guingamp.

The French club has a big battle ahead of them as they look to avoid being relegated in the league. Guingamp currently sit in 18th with 31 points from 32 games.

AC MILAN vs NAPOLI

SUNDAY 18 APRIL 2021

12:30 PM (SA TIME)

The Italian Serie A returns after a long break and Banyana Banyana midfielder Refiloe Jane will be eager to continue where she left off in the last game where the Rossoneri defeated local rivals Inter Milan 4-1.

AC Milan are six points behind log leaders Juventus in the log standings and a win against Napoli will see them close the gap at the top.

SC BRAGA vs SL BENFICA

SUNDAY 18 APRIL 2021

19:00 PM (SA TIME)

Only three points separate the two sides in the Championship Play-off round and a win for either side will see them close the gap on log leaders Sporting Lisbon.

Benfica is a point behind Sporting while Braga needs four points to catch up to the Lisbon side.

Jermaine Seoposenwe has been a regular member of the starting line-up for Braga and after helping them win the Portuguese Cup, the midfielder is one of the key players in the side.

VARBERGS BOIS vs ELFSBORG

MONDAY 19 APRIL 2021

19:00 PM (SA TIME)

Having come on as a second half substitute against Mjallby last weekend, Luke Le Roux will be eager to get more game time under his belt for Varbergs.

Keanin Ayer, Tashreeq Matthews, Ryan Moon and Dean Solomons are all still ruled out of the game and will only be available for selection in next weekend’s game against Djurgaden IF.

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By Prince Sobayeni

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