George Lebese suffers first defeat abroad

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On Saturday evening, Colorado Springs Switchbacks returned to the pitch for the first time since March when the league was suspended due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lebese made his second consecutive start for the club, who are coached by fellow South African Alan Koch, but was unable to prevent his side succumbing to a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of New Mexico United.

It was not for a lack of trying, however, as the 31-year-old had found the back of the net with the scores locked at 1-1, only to see the goal controversially chalked off for offside by the assistant referee.

=1. Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg) – €4m / R79m
=1. Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg) – €4m / R79m
3. Luther Singh (SC Braga) – €2.4m / R47.8m
3. Luther Singh (SC Braga) – €2.4m / R47.8m
=4. Kamohelo Mokotjo (free agent) – €1.6m / R31.8m
=4. Kamohelo Mokotjo (free agent) – €1.6m / R31.8m
=4. Bongani Zungu (Amiens) – €1.6m / R31.8m
=4. Bongani Zungu (Amiens) – €1.6m / R31.8m
6. Lyle Foster (AS Monaco) – €1.3m / R25.9m
6. Lyle Foster (AS Monaco) – €1.3m / R25.9m
7. Lebogang Phiri (Guingamp) – €1.2m / R23.9m
7. Lebogang Phiri (Guingamp) – €1.2m / R23.9m
=8. Thulani Serero (Al Jazira) – €1m / R19.9m
=8. Thulani Serero (Al Jazira) – €1m / R19.9m
=8. May Mahlangu (Ordabasy) – €1m / R19.9m
=8. May Mahlangu (Ordabasy) – €1m / R19.9m
10. Keagan Dolly (Montpellier) – €950k / R18.9m
10. Keagan Dolly (Montpellier) – €950k / R18.9m
=1. Percy Tau (Anderlecht, on loan from Brighton &
=1. Percy Tau (Anderlecht, on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion) – €4m / R79

The result was the former Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns forward's first competitive defeat for the Switchbacks, after he previously starred on debut in the club's opening day victory against OKC Energy.