Bafana’s Jali And Mahlangu Discover Europa League Opponents
Andile Jali And May Mahlangu Know Their Europa League Opponents
Andile Jali’s KV Oostende will have to make it past French giants, Marseille, in the UEFA Europa League, while May Mahlangu is heading to Spain.
Jali played a vital role for Oostende towards the end of last season as he forced his way back into the club’s starting XI, scoring in the play-off final as they ran out 3-1 winners over Racing Genk.
Now, with the second round of qualifying set to be completed this week, the draw has been made for the third – and penultimate – qualifying round before the group stages.
The Bafana Bafana international will come up against Marseille on July 27th as they travel to France for the first leg, with his home tie take place a week later on August 3rd.
Meanwhile, over in Romania, Mahlangu and his teammates will be doing their research on La Liga outfit, Athletic Bilbao, prior to their games on the same dates, however, unlike Oostende, Dinamo Bucharest will play at home first.
Should the two South Africans make it to the group stages then they will join the likes of Bongani Zungu (Vitoria de Guimaraes) and Thulani Serero (Vitesse) in the last 48.