It was a hugely disappointing weekend for SA players abroad.
This is how results panned out for their respective teams.
Abrahams came up against his South African compatriot Percy Tau in the Belgian Second Division, and was on target as Westerlo claimed a well-deserved 2-0 win over Tau’s Royale Union Saint-Gilloise side.
Despite still sidelined with injury, Dolly’s Montpellier moved up to sixth on the French Ligue 1 table with a resounding 2-0 success over Caen.
‘Lebo’ came on in the 60th minute for his French Ligue 1 outfit RC Strasbourg who scored late to beat Bordeaux 1-0, moving them to fifth on the log standings after 22 matches.
Still locked at 17 goals in 22 outings, Veldwijk made the starting line-up but could not help Rotterdam claim all maximum points as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Telstar in the Dutch second-tier.
Jacobs featured for 90 minutes but was on the losing side for Queen of the South who suffered a narrow 2-1 to Partick Thistle.
‘Shabba’ was once again an unused sub for Erzurumspor during their 1-1 draw with Besiktas, which saw them stay in the relegation zone.
Serero’s Vitesse Arnhem suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch Eredivisie.
Bottom-of the-log Guingamp suffered yet another league defeat, this time going down 1-0 to Reims.
With ‘Ben 10’ still sidelined with injury, his French Ligue 1 outfit Amiens were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Olympique Lyon at home.
Refiloe Jane and Rhoda Mulaudzi
The Banyana Banyana duo were on the receiving end as Canberra United suffered a heavy 4-1 loss to Brisbane Roar in their final match of the campaign.
Kaizer Chiefs Confirm Exit Of Three Players
Football Manager Bobby Motaung has also added that the club will be making further announcements of other players who will be leaving the club and those that will be joining the club ahead of next season.
PFA Team Of The Year Announced
Title-chasing Manchester City and Liverpool dominate the 2019 Professional Footballers’ Association’s Team of the Year which was announced on Thursday.
The surprise inclusion was that of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, who has been in the centre of the park for the Red Devils, as they slipped to seven defeats in nine matches in all competitions.
City have six players representing the blue side of Manchester while Liverpool has four players in the side.
In another surprise, Mohamed Salah and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard have been omitted, despite both being on the six-man shortlist for the Players’ Player of the Year award.
The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has named the Premier League Team of the Year for the 2018/2019 season.
PFA Team of the Year:
Ederson (Manchester City)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City)
Andy Robertson (Liverpool)
Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Fernandinho (Manchester City)
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Van Dijk scooped the biggest award on the night, the PFA Player’s Player of the Year accolade.
Former Bidvest Wits Player Papy Faty Dies
The Burundi international has been in the news for some years now after Wits released him because of a heart condition.
Despite doctors orders advising him to quit the game, Faty carried on playing.
While playing for Real Kings in the National First Division he collapsed during a match which prompted the club to terminate his contract.