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Ngcongca's goal ensured that Racing Genk stay within touching distance of fifth-placed Lokeren in the championship play-off log

BELGIUM

Anele Ngcongca played the entire 90 minutes and scored a 13th minute equaliser against Ayanda Patosi's KSC Lokeren on Saturday afternoon as Racing Genk held their opponents to a 1-1 draw.

The Genk skipper took matters into his own hands after conceding an early goal and he ensured that they shut the back door to at least get an away draw. This was Ngcongca's first goal in the championship play-off.

His countryman Ayanda Patosi also finished the game, but the Lokeren attacking midfielder was unable to inspire his side to victory, despite creating problems for the Genk defence on the day.

Patosi, who won the Belgian Cup with Lokeren a few weeks ago, has had a fair run in this year's play-off although he should get into goalscoring areas more often.



Andile Jali was again pivotal in the middle of the park, but his side KV Oostende could not convert their chances and played to a disappointing 0-0 at home against Waasland-Beveren.

Jali made important tackles and he was always found in front of his defence to provide protection, and availed himself whenever the team was building from the back.

Darren Keet conceded a late goal as Sporting Charloi denied KV Kortrijk a vital win on Saturday. The South African goalkeepeer was booked for time wasting in the 60th minute of the game that they should have easily won.

ENGLAND

Kagisho Dikgacoi was again in fine form this weekend, as Crystal Palace cruised past Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon. The Bafana midfielder didn't only keep their opponents quiet in the midfield, but also pushed forward looking for a goal.

The Eagles are now edging closer to safety as they find themselves 14th in the Premier League standings with 34 points from 32 games, and Dikgacoi can be proud of his performance especially in the second round of the season.



Steven Pienaar has still not recovered from a knee injury, and he again watched from distance as Everton stunned Arsenal with three unanswered goals at Goodison Park on Sunday.

The Toffees are one point behind the Gunners as the race for fourth spot heats up. Steven Naismith opened the scoring before Romelu Lukaku doubled Everton's lead on the stroke of halftime.

In the Championship, Tokelo Rantie didn't feature for AFC Bournemouth this weekend, but he was not missed too much as Eddie Howe's side beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 to continue with their impressive run to the season.

Andrew Surman made his presence felt in the midfield against QPR, and the South African-born player proved why he's always in the starting line-up. Bournemouth are now 10th on the log, with 58 points from 40 games.

Dean Furman enjoyed a rare start this weekend, but the Bafana midfielder was on the wrong side of things as Doncaster Rovers squandered their 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 at home against Birmingham City.

SCOTLAND

South African-born midfielder Keaghan Jacobs didn't have the best game on Saturday, and he was substituted at halftime of Livingston's 2-0 defeat to Morton.

Kyle Jacobs finished the game, but he could not influence the game in any way as their side suffered a huge setback. The two Jacobs brothers have, however, been flying the South African flag high in Scotland.

NETHERLANDS

Thulani Serero sat on the bench as Ajax Amsterdam played to a 1-1 draw at home against Vitesse on Sunday. The Dutch giants still have a great chance of defending their league title despite a disappointing draw.

Ajax are six points clear at the top of Eredivisie log with three games to go, and they need three points from their last three games to have the title in the bag.



Kamohelo Mokotjo was also not in the PEC Zwolle team that lost 1-0 at home against FC Groningen on Friday night. However, the former Feyenoord midfielder is expected to be back in the next game.

Mokotjo's side is ninth on the log with 38 points from 31 games, and they should win their next three games if they are to finish inside the top eight teams in the Eredivisie.

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