Soccer Laduma rates the individual performances of the Kaizer Chiefs players following their 4-0 win over Edu Sports FC in a Nedbank Cup, Last 32 match on 21 February 2015.
Itumeleng Khune: 6
Was virtual spectator and had very little to do. He did what was require of him when called upon. Was substituted in the 69th minute due to injury.
Kgotso Moleko: 7
Was good in his right-back role. He defended well and also got down the flank in attack. His crosses into the box were both good and bad. He did create Chiefs’ first goal.
Morgan Gould: 6
Was the captain on the day and led by example with his high work rate. He was solid in the centre of defence, although they defence as a whole was not really tested.
Lorenzo Gordhino: 6
Was good in his centre back role. He did not have much to do in defence, but did what was required of him. He also posed a threat in attack at set-pieces and had one header superbly saved by the keeper.
Simphiwe Mtsweni: 6
Was good in his left-back role. Not much was required of him in his defensive role, but he did get forward down the flank often. His crosses into the box were both good and bad.
Siphiwe Tshabalala: 8
Was a good afternoon for the left-footed midfielder who played in the creative role in the heart of the Amakhosi team. He created a few chances for his teammates and delivered numerous quality set-pieces into the box. He also had a header superbly saved in the first half and also had a couple of shots on goal which he dragged wide. He did create Chiefs’ second and fourth goal.
Ivan Bukenya: 6
Was solid in his defensive midfield role. He did nothing extravagant, but he did nothing wrong. He also posed a threat in attack at set-pieces with his height and had a couple of headers on goal, but his direction was poor.
Siyabonga Nkosi: 6
Was quiet in the heart of the midfield. He was employed as the creative man in the centre of the midfield, but he did not impress. He was slow and his shots on goal were poor as well. Was substituted in the 71st minute.
Ovidy Karuru: 6
Was employed down the left flank, but he often worked his way infield. He did get forward down the flanks and delivered some good cross into the box. He could have done better in terms of getting into the game more.
David Zulu: 6
Was not his best afternoon as he had numerous chances in front of goal, but he either fluffed his efforts or pulled them wide of goal. He looked out of sorts for the large part. Was substitute in the 71st minute.
Siphelele Mthembu: 8
Was a good afternoon for the striker who scored three clinical goals with his head after meeting crosses from Moleko and Tshabalala (second and fourth goal). He also had a high work rate.
Reyaad Pieterse: 6
Did not have much to do when coming on. He did make one good save.
Katelgo Mphela: 7
Came on in the 71st minute. Was only on for about 20 minutes, but looked dangerous and scored his side’s third goal.
Hendrick Ekstein: 7
Came on in the 71st minute and was brilliant in his creative midfield role. He struck the crossbar with a shot and created the goal for Mphela.