Bafana Bafana winger Keagan Dolly was on Saturday included in Montpellier's match day squad just a few days after making his dream move to Europe.
However, the 24-year-old was forced to watch from the bench as his new teammates beat Bastia 2-1 on the night.
Dolly's move to Montpellier came at the right time for the 2011/2012 French Ligue 1 champions as they are currently placed 16th on the log.
Their indifferent start to the current campaign has seen the club part ways with manager Frederic Hantz. Jean-Louis Gasset was appointed on an interim basis a few days before the Bastia match.
Montpellier now have Monaco lying in wait, in what will be a massive encounter on February 7.
South African-born midfielder, Dolly, will hope to finally make his debut against Radamel Falcao's team.