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Best & Worst: Pirates v Ajax

Soccer Laduma selects the six best and four worst performers, following Orlando Pirates' 2-0 win over Ajax Cape Town.

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Best:
 
Bernard Morrison: 8/10
 
Morrison scored a brilliant brace on his return to the Pirates line-up. He was a threat from the onset and combined well with Shonga.
 
Justin Shonga: 7/10
 
Shonga showed some good movement and touches in the final third . He also set up Morrison's first goal just before the break.
 
Happy Jele: 7/10
 
Jele was very disciplined and gave nothing away. His experience was pivotal to Pirates keeping a clean sheet.
 
Fagrie Lakay: 6.5/10
 
Lakay was a handful for the Buccaneers defence on the right wing. He created at least two clear-cut chances for Ndoro to finish but he was not clinical enough.
 
Gladwin Shitolo: 7/10
 
Alongside Jele, Shitolo has been a stalwart in the Buccaneers in recent games and he put in another solid showing against Ajax.
 
Thembinkosi Lorch: 6.5/10
 
Lorch supported Morrison and Shonga well upfront with some good movement, as he played a part in the opening goal. 
 
Worst:
 
Siboniso Gaxa: 4/10
 
Gaxa had not kicked a ball in before this match for the whole season and he showed he still lacks match fitness.
 
John Takwara: 4/10
 
Takwara was often overrun in in midfield. His decision making also let him down at times.
 
Siyanda Zwane: 4/10
 
Zwane struggled to deal with Pirates attacks down the left flank. He was also easily shrugged off the ball for Morrison's second goal.
 
Rodrick Kabwe: 4/10
 
Kabwe had no impact in the match whatsoever. He did not bring his “A” game in the encounter.

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