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Best & Worst: Pirates v Celtic

Soccer Laduma selects the six best and four worst players, following Orlando Pirates' 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup.

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Best:
 
Issa Sarr: 6.5/10
 
The Senegalese midfielder had a impressive game in the middle of the park and also picked up the assist for Mobara's goal.
 
Abbubaker Mobara: 7/10
 
The former Ajax man not only scored the goal for Pirates but his combination with Sarr won the match for the Buccaneers in a fierce midfield battle.
 
Lantshane Phalane: 6.5/10
 
Phalane certainly made his presence felt in the middle of the park for Celtic and kept things ticking for the visitors.
 
Lyle Lakay: 6.5/10
 
Lekay was lively throughout the encounter. He created a couple chances but he also squandered two good chances.
 
Ayanda Gcaba: 7/10
 
The Pirates defender put in a solid showing in the heart of the central defence and also picked up the Man of the Match award.
 
Kabelo Mahlasela: 7/10
 
The former Pirates midfielder changed the game when he was introduced in the second half. He scored the equaliser with a fine strike, but he also missed two good chances.
 
Worst:
 
Thabo Rakhale: 4/10
 
Despite getting an assist for Gabuza's goal, he gave away possession cheaply on numerous occasion.
 
Atusaye Nyondo: 4/10
 
The Siwelele striker was completely out of the game. He was not used up front and disappeared from the match until he was substituted early in the second half.
 
Deon Hotto: 4/10
 
The Siwelele winger was rushing his moves and his decision-making left a lot to be desired.
 
Mpho Maruping: 4/10
 
The Siwelele midfielder was overrun in the engine room and was a burden to the brilliant midfield partner on the night Phalane.
 

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