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Best & Worst: Chiefs v Wits

Soccer Laduma selects the six best and four worst players following Kaizer Chiefs’ 1-0 win over Bidvest Wits in an Absa Premiership match at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 27 May 2017.

BEST

Willard Katsande: 7/10

He was solid and consistent in his defensive midfield role. He worked non-stop both in attack (when he did push forward) and especially in defence. He read the game well and broke up numerous Wits attacks.

Gustavo Paez: 8/10

The striker was always a threat in attack, more so in the creation of scoring opportunities on the day. He was quick, skilful and most importantly found the back of the net to give Chiefs the win.

Itumeleng Khune: 7/10

The goalkeeper was solid between the sticks and made a number of good saves. He also organised his defence well and often set Chiefs on the counter-attack with his passing ability.

Lorenzo Gordinho: 7/10

He was solid in the heart of defence and made numerous tackles which stopped Wits’ attack in their tracks. He read the game well and also made one block in particular in the second half which deflected the ball onto the post instead of into his own net.

Vincent Pule: 7/10

Although Pule only came on for Daine Klate midway through the first half due to the latter’s injury, the attacking midfield was superb. He had a few shots on goal which went narrowly wide and also create a number of goal scoring chances for his teammates.

Thulani Hlatshwayo: 7/10

Tyson had a good game in defence for Wits. He kept the danger players like Paez at bay for the most part. He was also a threat in attack at set-pieces and saw one header well-saved by Khune.

WORST

Emmanuel Letlotlo: 5/10

He was poor in front of goal and wasted numerous decent scoring chances. Besides from his poor finishing he failed to threaten in attack and was substituted early in the first half.

Hendrick Ekstein: 5/10

At times he was creative in midfield, but he was too inconsistent with the ball at his feet and gave possession away cheaply. He was also poor in front of goal, in particular missing one golden sscoring chance in the first half with just the keeper to beat.

Elias Pelembe: 5/10

Pelembe was virtually non-existent throughout the game. He offered very little in terms of creative flair and saw very little of the ball. He posed no real threat throughout the game.

James Keene: 5/10

Keene also saw very little of the ball and was not a threat in attack at all for Wits. Chiefs kept him quiet rather easily. He also saw very little of the ball.

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