With Pascal Ojigwe, the Nigerian international starting ahead of Bradley Carnell, it was not an altogether good week for the South African international who came on as a substitute in the 80th minute for his German club Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Carnell was making his first appearance of the season for the Bundesliga club which was playing against Borussia Dortmund in the second round of the German Cup.
The Bundesliga is already 10 games underway, and Carnell's team is languishing in second last position.
Besides having to fight for a jersey with his African teammate Pascal, whom he replaced when he came on, Carnell also conceded a penalty in the 87th minute when he brought down David Odonkor.
The spot kick was converted by Czech international Jan Koller.
Moenchengladbach went on to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 despite the penalty.
Carnell seems to be fast becoming the forgotten man of South African soccer and will have to fight for a place in the starting line up if he wants to be in the Bafana Bafana team for the Africa Nations.