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MTN8 2018

Best & Worst: Pirates v SuperSport

Soccer Laduma selects the six best and four worst performers, following Orlando Pirates' loss to SuperSport United in the MTN8 on Saturday evening.

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Best:
 
Dean Furman: 8/10
 
Furman was a live-wire for Matsatsantsa in midfield and netted a crucial goal. He ran tirelessly from box to box and confidently dispatched his spot-kick.
 
Augustine Mulenga: 7,5/10
 
Mulenga was outstanding as a focal point upfront for Pirates. He netted the opener in the first and was constant threat, but was unlucky to miss a penalty in extra time.
 
Evans Rusike: 7/10
 
Rusike was always a threat upfront for Matsatsantsa, as he set up SuperSport's opening goal before putting his side in the second half with a neat finish.
 
Ghampani Lungu: 6.5/10
 
Lungu, an attacker, was a makeshift right back for Matsatsantsa. He looked shaky in the opening stages but was a constant threat down the right flank.
 
Ronwen Williams: 7/10
 
Williams played a pivotal role in United going through to the semi-finals. He was helpless for Pirates' two goals but he showed his worth by saving Mulenga's penalty in extra-time and he also made a save in the shoot-out.
 
Xolani Mlambo: 6.5/10
 
Mlambo set the tempo for Pirates and was a mainstay in his central midfield role, while he also played a key role in Pirates' equaliser.
 
Worst: 
 
Diamond Thopola: 4/10
 
Thopola was lacklustre for Pirates at right back. He could not add numbers going forward and looked out of place.
 
Linda Mntambo: 4/10
 
Mntambo also looked lost. Maybe the coach played him too soon. He failed to connect with his new teammates.
 
Ben Motshwari: 5/10
 
Motshwari was dwarfed by the brilliance of Xolani Mlambo in midfield. He could not make his presence felt.
 
Vincent Pule: 5/10
 
Pule was on the ball quite a lot but was often let down by his final ball, while he also missed a big chance to win the game in the second game.
 

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