South Africans Abroad Review: Dikgacoi tastes another EPL victory, Pienaar's Everton hold Arsenal

Dikgacoi's Crystal Palace took a giant step towards moving away from the relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Cardiff City this past weekend

Steven Pienaar put in a great first half performance in Everton's 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Sunday, and he came close to scoring in the 54th minute when his long range shot was saved by Wojciech Szczesny, but had to come off late in the second half.

Kagisho Dikgacoi continued to enjoy game time under new manager Tony Pulis as Crystal Palace thumped Cardiff City 2-0 for their third win in their last four games. Dikgacoi's team is now level on points with West Ham United, and a win in their next game would take them off the bottom three.

Kamohelo Mokotjo played the entire 90 minutes although his PEC Zwollen team was hammered 4-1 by Go Ahead Eagles in the Eredivisie on Sunday. Stef Nijland's late strike was not enough for Mokotjo's team to launch a comeback.

Thulani Serero played another pivotal role as Ajax Amsterdam scored four past NAC Breda in the Dutch league this past weekend; a result which keeps them within a touching distance of log leaders Vitesse Arnhem.


Ayanda Patosi went from hero to villian after being sent off on the stroke of half time for KSC Lokeren as they beat Anele Ngcongca's Racing Genk 2-0 in the Belgian Premier League. The Bafana midfielder Patosi, got an assist in his team's first goal.


Siyanda Xulu played no part as FC Rostov suffered a 1-0 loss to Spartak Moskva in the Russian Premier League on Sunday. However, he remains an integral part of the team.