Luther Singh produced a man-of-the match performance on debut for his new club, Grupo Desportivo de Chaves, in the Portugese Primeira Liga, while Keagan Dolly returned from injury as his Montpellier side were knocked out of the French Cup.
The Bafana Bafana star has been on the sidelines since the middle of September after suffering a shin fracture just four minutes into his third club appearance of the season. Dolly, however, made his comeback over the weekend when he came on in the 75th minute as Montpellier slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of French third division side L’Entente Sannois Saint-Gratien in the French Cup.
Dolly’s return to action will certainly have pleased Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter ahead of the crunch clash against Libya in a couple of months.
Carton jaune pour Le Tallec et changement pour le MHSC avec l’entrée de Dolly pour Lasne ⚽️ #ESSGMHSC 75’ |0-0| 🔷🔶
— MHSC (@MontpellierHSC) January 5, 2019
Singh, 21, joined Chaves on a six-month loan deal from title-chasing Braga when the transfer window opened on 1 January, in an attempt to find regular game time and continue his development.
The winger made his debut in a 0-0 stalemate against CD Feirense, but caught the eye of many as he finished the encounter with five shots on target, an 80% pass success rate and completing all four of his attempted dribbles, proving to be a menace throughout the encounter.
Singh will be hoping to find his form at Chaves and propel the relegation-threatened side to safety.
Mothiba was set to turn out for RSC Strasbourg against Ligue 2 side Grenoble in the French Cup, but the game was called off minutes before kick-off due to freezing cold conditions. A new date will be set for the fixture.
The Bafana Bafana midfielder was an unused substitute as his English Championship side Brentford beat League One side Oxford United 1-0 in the FA Cup to book a spot in the next round of the competition.
The defensive midfielder made his 10th appearance of the season for French Ligue 1 side Guingamp when he came on in the 68th minute as his side thrashed lower league opposition GSI Pontivy in the French Cup.
— En Avant de Guingamp (@EAGuingamp) January 5, 2019
Lars Veldwijk, Percy Tau, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Thulani Serero, May Mahlangu are just some of the South African stars abroad who are still on a their winter break, and will return to action next weekend.
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