In his second appearance  for Bafana Bafana, Davide Somma scored his first goal at international level as South Africa comfortably beat Kenya 2-0.

It took the Leeds United striker just over a minute to fire his side into the lead. Despite the comfortable victory, South Africa’s coach, Pitso Mosimane was left ruing missed chances;

“I’m happy about the score, but it could have been better. We need a bit of assuredness in front of goal. The goals are there, but we don’t convert. I think, if we had kept composure, we could have scored more goals. But, I’m happy with the younger ones that came in.”

Robert Snodgrass was another Leeds United player called up for international duty last night. The 22-year-old winger was brought on as a 57th minute substitute for Scotland to fulfil what he earlier described as a ‘boyhood dream’.

Snoddy instantly made his presence known for Scotland, passing the ball about well and providing a couple of good crosses for the Scottish strikers.

The Leeds United winger also had a couple of good shots, the first of which sailed over the bar whilst the second drifted just wide of the post.

Finally, Honduras’ ‘Most Valuable Player’ returned to international action in their 1-1 draw with Ecuador.

Nunez came on as a second half substation, playing 30 minutes in total.

4 Responses


    Watched the Scotland match and thought Snoddy looked comfortable at that level, although northern Ireland were very poor.
    On a side note, was very impressed with Barry Bannan in the holding midfield role and reckon he would be a good loan target assuming that he remains on the fringes at Villa.
    Larry seems to have a good relationship with Villa so hopefully he was watching too.

  2. Gryff

    International football is a double edged sword but esp. with Somma, I’m not particularly rooting for him to do well (though that he’ll do well is given by now).

    I think lads like Howson will learn a lot by going to internationals with youngsters at his own level under the guidance of excellent coaches. But Somma for South Africa? Don’t get me wrong it’s great for him personally, but I don’t think he learn that much from it (and it might inflate his ego) & I don’t want the ACN and frequent friendlies & world cup qualifiers to get in the way of his contribution to Leeds.

  3. Loved them diamond floodlights

    Well done to all our lads and well done Leeds united at the end of the day that is the workplace the staff and facilities have played there part in development well done all.

  4. captaincrash

    Stay with me…If SOMMA was Man Of Match for SA, then SA MOM = SOMMA. My career as a crossword writer was very short lived.


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