Best & Worst: Sundowns v Celtic
Best And Worst Player Ratings: Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, 16 December 2017
Soccer Laduma selects the six best and four worst performers following Mamelodi Sundowns' 4-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic.
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Oupa Manyisa: 7/10
He was good in his midfield role where he was able to control the flow of play and create scoring chances for his teammates. He also got back in defence to make some crucial interceptions.
Percy Tau: 8/10
The young striker was the usual threat in attack. He provided a constant headache for the Celtic defenders with his pace and movement off the ball. He had a few chances on goal, a couple of which went narrowly wide while one struck the post in the first half. He also provided scoring chances for his teammates with his passing ability. Moreover, Tau provided the pin-point pass which lead to Sundowns’ opening goal. He also scored his sides’ third goal in a one-on-one situation with the keeper.
Thokozani Sekotlong: 7/10
The Sundowns player was a real threat in attack. He created space for his teammates with his off the ball runs and also provided a scoring chance for Tau in the first half with a clever pass. Sekotlong scored the opening goal as well. Unfortunately, he had to leave the field injured in the 65th minute.
Tiyani Mabunda: 7/10
He was solid in his midfield role and provided a good buffer in front of the back four with his defensive skills. He was also a threat going forward with his pin-point passing. He scored Sundowns’ second goal with a nice long-range effort.
Victor Letsoalo: 7/10
He was a real live-wire in attack for Celtic, often driving at the Sundown defenders and causing them some problems. One of his shots in the first half skimmed the top of the cross bar. On another occasion he saw an effort go narrowly wide with just the keeper to beat after breaking behind the Sundowns defence.
Kabelo Mahlasela: 7/10
He came off the bench for Celtic and inspired his team to try mount a comeback. He was dangerous in attack as he pushed forward with pace and vigour. It was his solo run that saw him beat two defenders before his strike came off the post and was then tapped home by Pfumbidzai for Celtic’s first goal of the game.
Patrick Tignyemb: 5/10
The goalkeeper had a bad day between the sticks. He struggled to control the defence and saw four goals go past him. He was also booked in the first half for decent.
Lantshene Phalane: 5/10
He had a poor game in his midfield role. He struggled to get his foot on the ball and control the flow of play. He was not his usual creative self in midfiled and was substituted early in the second half.
Ndumiso Mabena: 5/10
The striker provided very little threat in attack. He saw very little of the ball and was hardly in the game. He was substituted in the second half.
Lucky Baloyi: 5/10
It was a day to forget for Baloyi. He struggled to keep up with the pace of the game and failed to contribute both in defence and attack. He also gave the ball away cheaply with some poor passing.