Red card mars Serero's class act
BAFANA Bafana star Thulani Serero has apologised to his Ajax Amsterdam teammates after his red card on Sunday that brought to an end a memorable performance for the youngster against Heerenveen.
Serero became just the fourth South African to score a brace of goals in the Dutch Eredivisie after Glen Salmon, Steven Pienaar and Benni McCarthy, but his afternoon was ruined by a straight red card for a late lunge as the teams drew 2-2.
"I went for the ball, but it was too late," Serero said "It was certainly not my intention to hit him. I feel especially guilty and want to apologise to the team. I felt I had more goals in me today as well."
His second goal in particular was excellent. Collecting a long ball he controlled it well and provided a cool and composed finish.
Serero received a warm hug from Foppe de Haan, his ex-coach at Ajax Cape Town, now back in the development ranks at the Dutch club.
Kamohelo Mokotjo was again on the bench for Feyenoord as they lost 1-0 at Vitesse Arnhem. The new Bafana Bafana squad member is yet to play a single minute of competitive football for the club this season.
Darren Keet came up against compatriot Ayanda Patosi as Kortrijk won 1-0 at Lokeren, with the under-23 goalkeeper coming out on top. Patosi was substituted after 80 minutes.
In Sweden, May Mahlangu's Helsingborg lost 2-1 at AIK Stockholm, while Bradley Ralani's Landskrona saw their promotion hopes evaporate as they lost 2-0 at Ljungskile.