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MTN8 2016

Best & Worst: Wits v Pirates

Soccer Laduma picks the six best and four worst performers following Bidvest Wits' 2-1 win over Orlando Pirates.

Best:

Thulani Hlatshwayo: The Wits skipper led by example, as he was a constant threat from set-pieces and also popped up with the winning goal. While, he was also solid defensively.

Thabo Matlaba: The Pirates full-back hardly got forward, but it was his defensive work that impressed, as he managed to restrict Daine Klate on numerous occasions 

Xola Mlambo: Deservedly got the Man of the Match award, as he ran the game from the middle of park. Although, his match ended on a poor note after getting sent off.

Thabang Monare: Alongside Mlambo, Monare was key in helping Wits dominate the possession statistics, while he was unlucky not to get on the score-sheet in the second half.

Buhle Mkhwanazi: The Wits defender put in a solid performance in the at the back, while he was a real threat on the offensive end, as he also bagged his side's equaliser.

Gabadinho Mhango: Deployed on the flanks once again, but he worked tirelessly down the left and helped his the Buccaneers retain possession throughout the encounter.

Worst:

Riyaad Norodien: Handed his first official start for the Pirates, but he offered nothing going forward and was substituted at halftime.

Thabo Rakhale: Similarly to Norodien, Rakhale struggled to carve out any openings for the Buccaneers and he was replaced by Thabiso Kutumela at halftime. 

Ngele: Made his first start for the Clever Boys, but struggled to stamp his authority on the game and he was eventually replaced just before the hour mark.

Felipe Ovono: The Pirates goalkeeper had a night to forget, as his two handling errors led to two goals for Wits. While, he struggled to deal with corners and set-pieces for most of the match.

 

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