Former Bucs Striker Names His CBL Man Of The Match
Phumudzo Manenzhe Names Mathoho CBL Man Of The Match
Following Kaizer Chiefs’ 2-0 victory over Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup, former Buccaneers striker, Phumudzo Manenzhe, has revealed who he thinks was the outstanding performer in the match.
The Amakhosi lifted the trophy for only the second time in an entertaining derby match that saw Erick Mathoho and new signing Lewis Macha seal the win for Steve Komphela’s team. Now, the 32-year-old striker has said that he believes that the Bafana Bafana centre-back Erick Mathoho was the standout performer in Saturday’s game.
“I feel that, in terms of performance, my Man of the Match for the day was Erick Mathoho,” he told Soccer Laduma. “Pirates came out with two strikers and he was one of the key players and could deal with the strikers and the attacks that Chiefs’ defence had to come up against.”
The man known affectionately as “Bold” outlined what made Mathoho stand out from the rest of the players on the pitch, and also gave an honourable mention to Chiefs right back, Kgotso Moleko.
“Normally PSL teams play with one striker, but Mathoho coped well with that,” he continued. “He also made crucial tackles and cleared the ball off the line. So for me, in terms of the Kaizer Chiefs side, he had a very good game.
“But I think he was followed very closely by Kgotso Moleko. I thought he had a brilliant game down the right flank.”