Weekend preview: Mzansi footballers abroad

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League and Cup action continue across Europe this weekend and some of South Africa’s stars will be involved with their different clubs.

REAL MADRID vs EDF LOGRONO, SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2021
14:00 PM (SA TIME)

After recovering from a muscle strain, Banyana Banyana left back Nothando Vilakazi has been gradually coming back to the starting XI for Logrono. She featured off the bench in the last two games against Eibar and Levante.

This weekend the Spanish Primera Division side has a big trip to giants Real Madrid and the South African defender will hope to get involved.

EIBAR vs REAL SOCIEDAD, SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2021, 12:00 PM (SA TIME)

Both Noko Matlou and Thembi Kgatlana have started the previous two games for Eibar as they took maximum points against Logrono and Athletic Bilbao in the league.

Kgatlana is the club’s most reliable attacker with five goals and five assists in 17 games while Matlou has come in and brought stability at the back. Since the arrival of the 35-year-old, Eibar has kept two straight clean sheets.

GLASGOW RANGERS vs ROSS COUNTY, SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2021, 17:00 PM (SA TIME)

Bongani Zungu was left on the bench last weekend as Rangers drew 1-1 away at Motherwell to stay top of the league table. The Gers are still undefeated in the Scottish Premiership this season and the South African midfielder is still on the look out for his first league start since arriving at the Scottish club.

BRAGA B vs VILAVERDENSE, SUNDAY 24 JANUARY 2021, 17:00 PM (SA TIME)

Kobamelo Kodisang is currently in the form of his life in the Portuguese third division. The 21-year-old has scored six league goals for Braga this season.

He will be looking to continue his form on Sunday against Vilaverdense as Braga B continues to maintain top spot in their pool in the Campeonato de Portugal.

FIORENTINA vs AC MILAN, SUNDAY 24 JANUARY 2021, 15:30 PM (SA TIME)

Refiloe Jane will be hoping to get her 10th Serie A start when Milan travels to AC Milan on Sunday. The Rossoneri are in hot pursuit of top spot as Juventus continues to lead at the top.

Jane has scored one goal in the nine league games she has played so far.

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