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Steven Pienaar out of the League Cup in England, but Ricardo Nunes through in Slovakia

Bafana Bafana skipper Steven Pienaar was a second half substitute as Everton crashed out of the English League Cup to Leeds United on Tuesday.

Everton manager David Moyes made six changes to his usual starting line-up, opting to rest his top stars.

Pienaar was one of those given a breather, but came on in the second period as The Toffees trailed. He could not help them to get back to parity though and Leeds advanced with a 2-1 win.

Ricardo Nunes was in action for Slovakian side Zilina as they beat Trenčín 3-1 in their cup game on Tuesday night.

South African Keaghan Jacobs played for Scottish First Division side Livingston as they lost 3-1 away to Premiership Heart of Midlothian in that country’s league Cup competition. 

More South Africans will be in action on Wednesday as domestic cup football is played across the continent.

Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Siyanda Xulu will hope to debut for FC Rostov in Russia as they travel to second-tier Astrakhan, while Kamohelo Mokotjo could play for Feyenoord at NEC Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

There are also cup games to played in Belgium, with defending champions Lokeren hosting second tier Dessel Sport. South Africans Ayanda Patosi (Lokeren) and Masilo Modubi (Dessel) could come up against one another.

Darren Keet helped Kortrijk to the final last season and they start their campaign again this year with a trip to White Star Woluwé.

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