SA Players Abroad: Thulani Serero, Kurt Abrahams, Thabo Cele impress & Percy Tau absence explained


The diminutive attacker played 71 minutes on Wednesday in the 3-0 win over Eupen, scoring and winning a penalty for Westerlo in the UEFA Europe League play-off.

On Saturday he impressed with another dynamic display against his former side St Truiden in a 2-2 draw, getting 88 minutes under his belt.

The 18-year-old has produced another solid display in the Superettan at right-wing back.

Ayer lasted 80 minutes as Varberg BoIs continued their 100% start to the season and moved into second place in the Swedish second-tier.

Scored in Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Acádemico de Viseu.

The SA U-23 midfielder has now featured 34 times for Cova da Piedade this season who are in 11th place in the Portuguese second division.

Lyle Foster 

Foster, 18, made his eighth start for AS Monaco B in Saturday’s 3-1 away victory over Chasselay MDA in the French National 2.

An ever-present figure for Sanjoanense, Kodisang played in Sunday’s 1-1 home draw with Leça.

The Amajita playmaker has scored five goals in 20 starts for the fourth-placed Campeonato de Portugal outfit. 

Leshabela featured in Sunday’s 1-0 away loss to West Ham United U23s, as they dropped to seventh place in the Premier League 2.

Tashreeq Matthews 

Came on after 78 minutes for his third appearance in the Eerste Divisie as Jong Utrecht lost 2-0 at home to Almere City.

Mihlali Mayambela 

The talented playmaker notched another assist for Farense and lasted 74 minutes of their 3-1 away loss to Benfica B.

Came off after 72 minutes of Tuesday's 3-0 away loss to Swansea City and came off at halftime of Saturday's 3-3 home draw with Derby County. 

The Bees are now in 14th place in the SkyBet Championship.

Motthiba featured 70 minutes and bagged another assist in Wednesday's 4-0 home win over Reims and came on after 85 minutes of Sunday's 2-2 away draw with Paris St Germain. 

Starsbourg, the only team to remain unbeaten home and away against PSG this season are in ninth place. 

The SA youth international made his 15th start in League One in Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to Sunderland.

Phiri made his eighth and ninth consecutive start in Ligue 1 as Guingamp suffered a 2-0 away loss to Montpellier on Wednesday and in Saturday's 1-1 home draw with AS Monaco.

Serero scored in his 32nd start of the Eredivisie season as Vitesse played out to a thrilling 3-3 home draw with league leaders PSV Eindhoven.

Sent-off after 72 minutes Metta's 2-1 home loss to Rigas, however, the attacking full-back has impressed in the new campaign within his third season in Latvia.

Singh, 21, made his 12th start in the Portugese top-flight in Saturday’s 4-0 away loss to Vitoria Guimaraes.

The Palace U-23 captain started his 16th game in the Premier League 2 in a 2-1 away loss to Hull City U-23s, the result sees the Eagles drop to third place.

Tau who's been absent for Royale Union St Gilloise's last two Europa League playoff games has been declared injured by his club.

However, the Bafana Bafana star will return to training within the coming days.

On the bench for Erzurumspor BB again, the former Kazier Chiefs winger has made 13 apperances in the Super Lig since his surprise switch to Europe.

Untersee made his fifth start in for Swiss gnats FC Zurich in their 1-1 away draw with Grasshoppers.

Veldwijk featured in Friday’s 1-1 away draw with Den Bosch as his side maintained their second place spot in the Eerste Divisie.

Zungu made his long-awaited return to first-team football coming on in the final six minutes of Amiens 2-2 home draw with St Etienne.