Jali and Musona feature in Oostende’s victory
Andile Jali’s KV Oostende continued their fine start to the new season by making it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 victory over Westerlo.
Jali played most of the game and there was a goal for ex- Kaizer Chiefs forward Knowledge Musona as Oostende grabbed a two-goal lead and then were forced to hold on at the end.
It was not such a good weekend for Bafana goalkeeper Darren Keet‚ whose Kortrijk side lost 2-1 at Waasland- Beveren.
Anele Ngcongca was again on the bench for Belgian side Genk as his future with the side remains uncertain‚ though he did make an appearance as a late substitute in the 1-0 loss at Gent.
Daylon Claasen started again for German Bundesliga II side in a playmaking role behind the strikers‚ but his side lost 1-0 to recently relegated Freiburg.
That is back-to-back defeats at the start of the new season for 1860‚ who are yet to score a goal.
Young South African fullback Darren Holden was on the bench for Scottish Premier League side Ross County as they lost their season-opener 2-0 at Glasgow Celtic.
Holden arrived from English fourth-tier side Hartlepool this transfer window and is looking forward to his first season of top-flight football.
A few South Africans were also involved in the Scottish League Cup on the weekend.
Kyle Jacobs played for Championship side Queen of the South as they won a thriller 4-3 at Annan Athletic.
Burton O’Brien was on the losing end for Alloa Athletic against Berwick Rangers‚ while Michael Travis came off the bench for Forfar Athletic in their 2-0 win at Queen’s Park.
Meanwhile‚ in friendly action‚ newly promoted English Premier League side Bournemouth lost a friendly at Championship side Cardiff City 3-2‚ a game that was a personal triumph for two South Africans.
Bafana striker Tokelo Rantie got another pre-season goal as he latched onto a mistake at the back‚ rounded the goalkeeper and scored.
And on the Cardiff side‚ Kagisho Dikgacoi got another game under his belt on his way back to full fitness.
“KG” looked excellent at times‚ and a little rusty at others‚ and does have some way to go to get back into peak conditions but the signs are promising for him after so long on the sidelines with injury.