In this week’s edition of Soccer-Laduma, issue 826, we rate the Bafana Bafana players’ performances following the 2-1 loss to Ethiopia.
With FIFA World Cup Qualifiers taking centre stage while the domestic football scene is on break, all eyes were on Bafana Bafana's performance this weekend. As a result, Soccer-Laduma’s weekly ‘Team of the Week’ does not feature in this week’s edition and has been substituted with the Bafana player ratings.
On Sunday, South Africa seemingly sealed their fate in being ruled out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup after losing to Ethiopia after losing the game. While there are now other factors in play, the Siya crew has rated the players based on their performances this weekend.
Here's Soccer-Laduma's player ratings, why don't you select yours:
Itumeleng Khune - Goalkeeper - 6/10
Anele Ngcongca - Right back - 7/10
Erick Mathoho - Central defender - 6/10
Thabo Nthethe - Central defender - 7/10
Tebogo Langerman - Left back - 6/10
Thuso Phala - Right winger - 5/10
Reneilwe Letsholonyane - Central midfielder - 6/10
Dean Furman - Central midfielder - 7/10
Siphiwe Tshabalala - Left winger - 6/10
May Mahlangu - Striker - 6/10
Bernard Parker - Striker 6/10
Tokelo Rantie - Striker - 6/10
Tlou Segolela - Winger - 5/10
Katlego Mashego - not in the game long enough to get a rating
Player of the week: Thabe Nthethe
Coach of the week: Gordon Igesund