South Africa striker Benni McCarthy has been given the chance to win back his international place ahead of this year's World Cup after joining English club West Ham on a comparatively quiet final day of football's January transfer window.
Arsenal moved to within three points of leaders Chelsea at the top of the English Premier League after Cesc Fabregas inspired them to a 2-0 victory at Bolton to spoil new manager Owen Coyle's first match in charge.
With less than eight months until the 2010 World Cup, the South African national team has made a change. Joel Santana was removed as coach and replaced by fellow Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira, who had resigned some 18 months earlier.
Robert Green made amends for the mistake which led to Tottenham's equalizer as he salvaged a 1-1 draw for West Ham with an injury-time penalty save in their Premier League clash at Upton Park on Sunday.
Goals from Kolo Toure and Tomas Rosicky gave Arsenal their 13th win in 14 games this season, 2-0 at home to strugglers Bolton on Saturday, and kept the Gunners on top of the English Premier League with 25 points from nine games.