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Player Ratings: Zamalek V Pirates

Soccer Laduma rates the individual performances of the players following the CAF Confederations Cup, Group B match that saw Zamalek beat Orlando Pirates 4-1 on 13 September 2015.

Zamalek

Mahmoud Elrehim: 6

Had a quiet game between the sticks and did not have much to do. He did marshal his defence well.

Ahmed Ibrahim: 7

He had good game and contributed to Zamalek’s win when he scored their second goal in the 36th minute.

Omar Gaber: 6

Was not involved much, but did what was required of him in his position.

Mohamed Koffi: 6

It was not his best game and he was a bit wasteful in attack where squandered a few scoring chances.

Mahmoud Soliman: 8

He had a great game in his attacking role. He started badly though when he broke through on goal in 22nd minute, but blundered the scoring chance. However, after that he created his side’s second and third goal. He also found the back of the net when he scored Zamalek’s fourth goal.

Ahmed Hassan: 7

Was a constant threat in attack and scored the opening goal in the 14th minute. He also had a long range shot in the 50th minute which went over the target.

Maroof Yusuf: 6

He had an average game and did not have much impact. He did what was required of him.

Tarek Hamed: 6

Was in and out of the game. He did his job, but did not really influence the result.

Mohamed Tolba: 6

He had an average game and did not have much impact. He did what was required of him.

Ali Mossas: 6

Was in and out of the game. He did his job, but did not really influence the result.

Mohamed El-Shenawy: 7

He was a constant threat in attack, but his finishing was not great. He did hit the post in the seventh minute with a shot from just inside the box. He also create numerous openings for his teammates.

Substitutes:

Moustafa Mohamed: 7

He had a positive impact on the game and scored his side’s third goal with his first touch of the ball.

Aly Hasssanin: 7

He looked threatening from the second he stepped on the field, but his final touch let him down at times. He had one decent shot on goal in 79th minute when he fired narrowly over from just inside the box.

Orlando Pirates

Felipe Ovono: 6

Was not his best game between the sticks after conceding four goals. Still, he did make a great double save late in the game to deny Soliman.

Patrick Phungwayo: 6

Was not his best game. He struggled in defence and was often caught out of position.

Happy Jele: 5

He struggled in the centre of defence and was often found wanting for pace which resulted in Zamalek breaking through on goal.

Siyabonga Sangweni: 5

Was a poor night for the central defender who struggled to mark the Zamalek attackers which allowed them numerous scoring chances.

Thabo Matlaba: 6

He was not at his best. He did his job in defence in his left-back role and on the odd occasion got forward to support in attack. He did have a 30-yard shot on goal in the 55th minute which sailed over the target.

Thandi Ntshumayelo: 6

He did not offer much in his midfield role and did not have a positive impact on the game. He did what was required of him, but nothing more.

Issa Sarr: 5

He had a very poor game in his defensive midfield role. He struggled to keep up with the pace of the game and was often caught lacking which resulted in Zamalek creating numerous scoring chances.

Oupa Mayisa: 6

He was not his usual creative self in midfield and struggled to get into the game. Still, he did manage to score in the 33rd minute with a clinical volley.

Sifiso Myeni: 6

Was not very dangerous in his wing role. He struggled to get into the game and created very little for the Pirates attack.

Thabo Rakhale: 7

He was one of Pirates better players on the night and was threat in attack down the flank and when he cut infield. He fired wide from 24-yards out in the 58th minute and also provided a good cross for Erasmus in the 75th minute.

Thamsanqa Gabuza: 6

He had a quiet game and was not that much of a threat in attack. He did, however, supply the cross that led to Pirate’s first goal. He also shot wide in the 51st minute from 16-yards.

Substitutes

Kermit Erasmus: 7

Was a constant threat in attack from the moment he stepped on the field and probably should have started. He deaded wide in the 75th minute and had an 18-yard shot which deflected just wide in the 80th minute.

Masuku: 6

Did not have much of an impact after coming on in the second half. He did what was required of him, but the result of the game was beyond doubt when he came on.

Makola: 6

Did not have much of an impact after coming on in the second half. He did what was required of him, but the result of the game was beyond doubt when he came on.

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