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Many South African overseas stars will be in action in important games this weekend with the season coming to a close throughout the majority of Europe

A number of South African overseas stars face vital matches this weekend with the season rapidly coming to a close around the footballing world.

Former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar will look to reignite Everton's push for a Champions League spot when they face Fulham on Saturday. The Toffees' loss against Sunderland may have banished any thoughts of a spot in Europe, but the side will still push for a strong finish to the season.

Kagisho Dikgacoi's dream to play in the Premier League with Crystal Palace is hanging in the balance as his side meets Blackburn Rovers on Sunday in another vital clash for the Eagles. With a win, Crystal Palace can move to 4th on the Championship standings.

Dean Furman will also be in action in England as Doncaster Rovers travel to Brentford, with a win firmly on the midfielder's mind. Rovers currently sit one point behind League One leader's Bournemouth and will need to target maximum points in their last three games.

On the continent, Anele Ngcongca's Genk will face Lokeren away from home in the Belgian PRO League. Darren Keet will play in goal for Kortrijk against Gent, while Daylon Claasen's decision to leave Lierse will most likely lead to player not being selected for his side's next match.

In Sweden the season is still in its infancy as Tokelo Rantie and May Mahlangu continue to be vital parts of their team's success this term. Rantie's Malmo FF will play Norrkopping on Friday night, while Mahlangu will be in action when Helsingborg host Gefle.

Bongani Khumalo will hope to earn another start for PAOK when his Greek side meets Asteris Propolis. PAOK still sit in second spot in the Greek Super League.

In the Netherlands, Thulani Serero will hope to play some role in Ajax Amsterdam's away game against NAC Breda. Ajax hold a slim four point advantage over PSV Eindhoven in the race for Eredivsie glory.  

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