Best & Worst: Sundowns v Arrows
Absa Premiership Best & Worst: Mamelodi Sundowns v Golden Arrows, 17 April 2018
Soccer Laduma selects the six best and four worst performers, following Mamelodi Sundowns' 1-0 win over Golden Arrows in an Absa Premiership match on Tuesday night.
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Ricardo Nascimento: 7/10
He was solid in his centre-back role and made numerous tackles or interceptions to stop the Arrows attack. He also opened the scoring for Sundowns from the penalty spot.
Hlompho Kekana: 7/10
The captain led the way from the front. He controlled the midfield battle and dictated the flow of play. He worked tirelessly in defence and also got forward in attack where he created scoring chances and also had a few shots on goal which went narrowly wide.
Themba Zwane: 7/10
He was lively in his attacking midfield role, working well both down the flanks and through the centre of the field. He used his skill and speed to beat defenders and create scoring chances for his teammates. He also had a few shots which narrowly missed the target.
Gaston Sirino: 7/10
The little Uruguayan fire-cracker cause problems for the Arrows defence from the first whistle with his speed and skill. He often used his quick feet to beat defenders and looked dangerous when on the ball – either playing his team-mates into space or taking a shot at goal. He struck the post in the second minute of the match with a shot. He was given the 'man of the match' award.
Sibusiso Vilakazi: 7/10
His movement on and off the ball was a real plus for Sundowns. He kept the Arrows defence guessing with his movement and won a penalty for Sundowns after being fouled inside the box. He also had a few scoring chances which he sent narrowly wide of the target or he was denied by the keeper.
Percy Tau: 7/10
The striker was his usual threatening self in attack. He caused numerous headaches for the Arrows defence who could not keep him under wraps. He used his speed, skill and strength to both create chances for his team-mates and himself. Unfortunately, his efforts on goal were just off the boil on the night.
Zolani Nkombelo: 5/10
The left-back had a difficult night and struggled to deal with the pace and attack of the Sundowns wingers. He was beaten time and again by the Brazilian forwards and also committed the foul which led to the penalty.
Musa Bilankulu: 5/10
The Arrows midfielder struggled with the pace of the game and saw very little of the ball. He was outmuscled in midfield and could not create scoring chances for his teammates. He was substituted at half-time.
Danny Venter: 5/10
Venter was nowhere to be found on the night. He did not create any threat in his attacking role down the flanks, and he certainly did not assist in defence either. He was substituted early in the second half.
Lerato Lamola: 5/10
The Arrows striker was non-existent in attack. He was not in the game at all and look dull upfront. His service from midfield was not great and he did not work hard from the front or go looking for work.