South Africans Abroad: Pienaar and Everton struggle against Oldham

Steven Pienaar is set to face Dean Furman once more as Oldham Athletic forced a FA Cup replay against Everton after earning a 2-2 draw against the Toffees
Ayanda Patosi did not appear for Lokeren FC as his current knee injury keeps him out of action until the end of the season. Patosi will hope to continue the kind of form he was showing at the mid-way point of Lokeren's season which almost secured a national place for the youngster.

Darren Keet could not stop a powerful Genk attack from scoring twice against Kortrijk on Sunday, as his side faltered after winning two Pro League games on the trot.

Anele Ngcongca will be disappointed that did not get a chance to play against Keet's side as he sat on the bench throughout Genk's 2-0 win.

Steven Pienaar played 78 minutes during Everton's 2-2 draw against Oldham Athletic, with Dean Furman only making an appearance in the 66th minute of the match. The two midfield experts will have another chance to do battle as the Toffees face Oldham once more in their FA Cup replay.

Davide Somma is still not one hundred percent fit and did not appear in the squad during Manchester City's Leeds United massacre, which saw the Citizens put four past the Championship side.

Kagisho Dikgacoi’s Crystal Palace was in inspirational form against Middlesborough with a vital 4-1 win at home. Dikgacoi played for 75 minutes of the match and controlled proceedings in the midfield for the Eagles.

Bongani Khumalo played the second half for PAOK against AEK Athens and helped his side secure a hard-fought 0-0 win against tough opponents. PAOK still sit second on the Greek Super League log.


Thulani Serero was finally entrusted with a substitute appearance for Ajax, as the midfielder's recovery from a long-term injury continues at a slow pace. He saw just under half an hour of action against RKC Waalwijk, a game which Ajax won 2-0 as they keep the pressure on PSV at the top of the Eredvisie table.