A few South Africans in Europe were nearly relegated with their clubs this season, while we also take a look at two players who suffered the drop, including a former Bafana Bafana captain. Can you guess who they are?
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Former Everton midfielder, Steven Pienaar, was relegated with Sunderland this campaign, with David Moyes’ side winning just six league games all season. It is the first time "Schillo" has ever had to drop a division, but it is considered unlikely that he will remain with the English side.
The 35-year-old recently admitted that being relegated is the toughest thing he has experienced in his career, though he did hint at a return to the PSL!
Joshua Maluka was also relegated with his side FC Jazz in Finland, while a few players were relieved when their sides avoided the drop from their respective leagues in recent weeks.
Keagan Dolly’s Montpellier escaped relegation from the French Ligue 1, along with Marvin Graf’s Wohlen in Switzerland and Kyle Jacobs’s Queen of the South, while 25-year-old midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa avoided relegation by two points in Greece’s top division.
Daylon Claasen could still be relegated with 1860 Munich in the German Bundesliga 2, making a win in their next game absolutely vital for survival!
Do you think it’s important that our SA exports continue to play in the most competitive leagues?