Schillo lets his boot do talking
STEVEN Pienaar signed off his loan spell at Everton in the best possible way, scoring the opening goal for the Toffees as they trounced Newcastle 3-1 on Sunday.
The Bafana Bafana skipper netted his fourth goal in 14 starts for Everton since joining them on loan from Tottenham Hotspur in January, adding further to calls from the Goodison Park faithful that he should be re-signed permanently.
The win helped Everton finish seventh in the campaign, above bitter city rivals Liverpool, but just one place short of their pre-season target, the European football qualification places.
Calvin Kadi scored goal 16 of the campaign as he helped Greek second-tier side Veria to a 3-0 win over Agrotikos Asteras. Veria now just need one point from their remaining three matches to seal promotion, though mathematically they are just about already there with a vastly superior goal-difference.
May Mahlangu helped Swedish champions Helsingborg to a 3-2 victory over Hacken on Sunday to give them a much-needed win as their shaky start to the season continues.
The club have set their sights on the European Champions League group stages next season, but that looks a long way off after just four wins in their 10 Allsvenskan games so far.
Bradley Grobler missed the final game of the season for his Turkish side, Goztepe, as they were defeated 2-0 by Kartalspor and had to settle for 13th when they had hoped to push for promotion.
Grobler netted six goals in 29 starts for the side and was at least able to enjoy regular game-time in his first season in Europe following a move from Platinum Stars.
It was also the final round of matches for those South Africans involved in the championship play-offs in Belgium, though both Anele Ngcongca and Darren Keet signed-off with defeats.
Ngcongca played a massive 48 games for Genk this past season, more than any other South African abroad, while Keet featured in a slightly disappointing 14 matches, but did manage a cup final.
Tsepo Masilela was once again ruled out of Getafe's final La Liga match with a groin injury.
The 28-year-old has played just three La Liga matches since February.