It was not the greatest of weekends for South African players abroad, with only three tasting victory with their respective teams.

Lars Veldwijk

The lanky striker netted his second hat-trick of the season for his Dutch Second Division side Sparta Rotterdam who thumped Almere City 6-1.

It was Veldwijk’s 16th league goal this season in 17 outings, which also sees his club move up to second spot.

Lebogang Mothiba

Lebo scored his eighth league goal of the season as RC Strasbourg recorded a pulsating 2-2 draw against Caen in French Ligue 1.

Percy Tau

Tau played the full 90 minutes for Union Saint-Gilloise as they claimed a 2-0 away win from home against Lommel United.

Keaghan Jacobs

Jacobs has become an integral part of Livingston this season and featured the entire match as they ran out 3-1 winners over St Mirren to move up to sixth spot on the Scottish Premiership log.

Thulani Serero

Serero could not prevent his side Vitesse Arnhem from defeat as they succumbed to a narrow 2-1 loss at the hands of NAC Breda in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Kamohelo Mokotjo

Kamo made his long-awaited return from injury for Brentford but was on the losing side in a 3-2 defeat to Swansea City in the English Championship.

Siphiwe Tshabalala

“Shabba” came on in the 60th minute for Erzurumspor but could only watch on as they suffered a heavy 3-1 defeat to Yeni Malatyaspor.