Soccer Laduma rates the individual performances of the Mamelodi Sundowns players following their 2-0 win over Thanda Royal Zulu.
Denis Onyango: 6
A quiet for the Sundowns shot-stopper, but made a fine save in stoppage time.
Mzikayise Mashaba: 6
Mashaba put in a fine showing against Thanda, both defensively and got forward on many occasions.
Siyanda Zwane: 6
Impressed in the heart of the defence and got the penalty for Sundowns after a good exchange passing move.
Alje Schut: 7
Stepped up when his team needed him the most by scoring the opening goal and he was solid at the back.
Ramahlwe Mphahlele: 6
The Sundowns defender put in another solid showing in defence and frustrated the Thanda Royal Zulu attackers.
Bongani Zungu: 6
Struggled in the opening exchanges but was given more freedom when Hlompho Kekana was brought on and his performance improve.
Anthony Laffor: 5
Didn't show much attacking intent in the first half and was replaced just before the halftime break.
Teko Modise: 7
Another impressive showing from Sundowns' talisman, picked out Schut for the opening goal and made no mistake from the penalty spot in the second half.
Kudakwashe Mahachi: 6
A bit of a inconsistent showing from the Sundowns winger, his final ball was also poor on a couple occasions.
Khama Billiat: 6
Not the best of games from the Zimbabwean midfielder, had a few surging runs in the first half but was quiet for most of the game.
Cuthber Malajila: 6
Continued to cause problems with his aerial threat for most of the game and nearly got his name on the score-sheet in the 70th minute.
Hlompho Kekana: 6
Replaced Laffor just before the halftime break and his introduction gave Zungu the freedom to play.
Themba Zwane: 5
Came on in the 69th minute and had a hand in the penalty being award to Sundowns, but was quiet for overall
Surprise Moriri: 5
Was introduced in the 76th minute but hardly made any impact with the result already decided.