Soccer Laduma selects the six best and four worst performers from Mamelodi Sundowns’ 2-1 win over EC Bees FC in the Nedbank Cup.
Khanya Mini: 8/10
He was superb between the sticks for Bees and made numerous close range saves to keep his side in the game. Unfortunately, in the second half there was nothing he could do to prevent the goals as his defence failed in front of him. He was named the man of the match.
Joseph Chikile: 7/10
He did not see much of the ball, but when he did he looked dangerous in attack. He also took his rare opportunity to score the game’s opening goal, showing great composure and a clinical finish.
Sipho-Sihle Mtule: 7/10
He was very exciting attack, often using his speed and skill to get the better of the Sundowns defenders. He also had a few shots on goal which went narrowly wide.
Anthony Laffor: 7/10
He was very exciting in attack, using his pace and skill to get down the flanks.He also provided numerous pin-point crosses which led to scoring chances.
Hlompho Kekana: 7/10
For the most part he controlled the game from his central midfield role. In the second half he took the game by the scruff of its neck, scoring the equalising goal for his side and getting the team to tick over properly.
Thapelo Morena: 7/10
Since coming on as an early substitute he made a huge impact on the game in his right wing-back position. He defended well and got forward in attack, supplying a couple of dangerous crosses into the box. He also scored his side’s second goal.
Siyabonga Zulu: 5/10
He did not get forward to assist from his wing-back role. It was also his mistake, a mis-placed pass, which led to the opening goal for Bees.
George Lebese: 5/10
He was not his enterprising self in attack and often gifted the ball to the opposition with some poor passing. His finishing in front of goal was also bad. He was substituted early in the second half.
Jeremy Brockie: 5/10
He did not see much of the ball and looked out of sorts in attack. He wasted possession and his finishing in front of goal was poor.
Samkelo Tshange: 5/10
He struggled with the pace of the game in the middle of the park. He gave the ball away cheaply and was substituted early in the second half.