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Anele Ngconcga and Tokelo Rantie move into pole position in their leagues

BELGIUM
Genk moved to the top of the table in Belgium despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Kortrijk on Sunday.
Anele Ngcongca continued in his holding midfield role for Genk, while South African Under-23 goalkeeper Darren Keet put in another good performance for Kortrijk.

Ayanda Patosi, who turns 20 on Wednesday, scored his third goal of the season for Lokeren as they were 3-2 winners away at previous league leaders Club Brugge.

There was still no action for injured Daylon Claasen and fit again Lance Davids as Lierse’s woes continued with a 3-0 loss at Mechelen.

ENGLAND
In England, Steven Pienaar was missing for Everton through suspension as they came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby.

There was also no sign of Andrew Surman for Norwich City as they drew 1-1 at Aston Villa, another good result for The Canaries.

In the Championship, Kagisho Dikgacoi’s Crystal Palace won 2-1 at Leicester with the South African playing another central role. That is now 10 games unbeaten for The Eagles, who lost manager Dougie Freedman to Bolton Wanderers in midweek.

Teenage left-back Kgosi Ntlhe kept his place in the starting line-up for resurgent Peterborough United as they recorded  back-to-back wins with a 3-0 success at home to Derby County to move out of the relegation zone.

Davide Somma is still working his way back to fitness for Leeds United and has not featured for the side since picking up a knee injury in July 2011.

In League One, Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman was dropped to the bench as Oldham drew 1-1 at Crawley Town, while Dean Holden also sat out for Hartlepool as they drew 2-2 at Brentford.

FINLAND
The season is now over in Finland and Cheyne Fowler and his VPS side finished on a disappointing note with a 1-0 loss to FC Haka that sees them end in eighth place after earlier in the campaign looking as though they would challenge for the European qualification places.
GREECE

Bongani Khumalo was taken off late for PAOK as the side chased a winner in the 0-0 draw with Kerkrya, a result which sees them slip to third in the table, four points behind leaders Olympiakos and having played a game more.

NETHERLANDS
Kamohelo Mokotjo and Thulani Serero were both missing for Feyenoord and Ajax Amsterdam respectively as the two sides played to a 2-2 draw on Sunday. Mokotjo has an ankle problem and Serero is a long-term absentee with a hamstring injury.
RUSSIA
Siyanda Xulu was again missing with a though injury as FC Rostov lost 1-0 at Kuban' Krasnodar to stay just above the relegation zone.
SLOVAKIA

Ricardo Nunes and his Zilina side missed out on the opportunity to go top of the league as they drew 0-0 at home to current leaders Slovan Bratislava. They remain three points behind their opponents.

SWEDEN
Tokelo Rantie and his Malmo side have moved into pole position in Sweden after a 3-1 victory over Djurgarden on Friday night that leaves them two points clear of second-placed Hacken at the top of the table.
Elfsborg in third could draw level with them on Monday night if they defeat Gefle, with Malmo holding a +2 advantage on goal-difference and also having scored six more goals.

May Mahlangu’s Helsingborg were easy 3-1 winners at bottom side GAIS, who had managed just one win all season going into the game.

Both South Africans played the full 90 minutes for their sides.

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