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Best & Worst: Pirates v Chiefs

Best & Worst: Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 03, 2018 05:50 PM

Soccer Laduma selects the six best and four worst performers, following Orlando Pirates ' 3-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto derby.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see who were the best and worst performers.


Justin Shonga:  7.5/10

Shonga was a constant threat from the onset. He showed great ability down the wings and was a handful to deal with.
Siphiwe Tshabalala: 7/10
Tshabalala returned to the Chiefs line up and put in an impressive showing. He was the engine for Chiefs, most notably in the first half, where he also picked up the assist for Castro's goal.
Musa Nyatama: 7/10
Nyatama put in a solid showing in the middle of the park as Pirates took control of the game. He also bagged the assist for Memela's first goal.
Luvuyo Memela: 7/10

Replaced Morrison after the half-time break and made an immediate impact by scoring less than 30 seconds into the second stanza, before completing his brace and scoring Pirates' third with a fine strike.

Leonardo Castro: 7/10

Despite ending up on the losing side, Castro was a real livewire up front and gave the Pirates defence a lot of trouble. He also got on the scoresheet with a fine header.

Xola Mlambo: 6.5/10

Mlambo was part of the midfield that dominated the encounter and, along with Nyatama, they proved too strong for Katsande and Meyiwa on the day.


Bernard Morrison: 4/10

Morrison looked lively in the early stages, but he failed to make the correct decisions in the final third and was replaced at the start of the second half.

Ryan Moon: 5/10

Not the liveliest of games for Moon, who struggled against the Pirates defence throughout.

Willard Katsande: 5/10

Returned to the Chiefs line up but did not make the best of impressions as his failed clearance led to Pirates' opening goal. He did look a little off the pace.

Wiseman Meyiwa: 4.5/10

Meyiwa started off well and put in a couple of hard tackles to make his presence felt, but as the game went on, Nyatama and Mlambo took control of the middle of the park.


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cibanbe Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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cibanbe Mar 05, 2018 07:57 PM
@Dbongza4bucs ... am agree with you Dbongza4bucs Katsande was the weakest link ngempela kuleya game ... He wasn't suppose to play
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Dbongza4bucs Mar 05, 2018 12:53 PM
Katsande was Chiefs weakest .. but it makes sense hes still moaning and wasnt suppose to play
slivo ledimo Joined: 11 Sep 2016
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slivo ledimo Mar 04, 2018 08:56 PM
Steve could have settled for draw nd played 10 defenders.but he opted to do wat other coaches do against on fire Bucs.dont score if we score.or either expect more goals.with fire works
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Ntuthuko5110 Mar 04, 2018 11:32 AM
U played an attacking team yesterday n that why u conceded alot.
smo Joined: 30 Dec 2014
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smo Mar 04, 2018 09:39 AM
I hv no idea what nyawana n Castro r doing up there. I mean their team was beaten convincingly in their presence. Goal n assist mayb? Aii.. .
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Lyricz Loverz Mar 04, 2018 06:56 AM
Big ups to pirates for winning ever since it gave us 3-1 some people were talking too much nabo izolo they got served 3-1 but anyway CATCH US IF YOU CAN #KBY4Lyf
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Bra Eddy Senoks Mar 04, 2018 05:29 AM
Sometime things are not good like dressing-room instruction and what the super-sub Mamela , good performance of the HAPPY PEOPLE FAMILY are happy again where by first goal scored by jersey No.3 to collect 3 Points on the 3th of March(3th month) we are like Man City if we want a goal we create it ..
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leratosetlhogo Mar 04, 2018 04:33 AM
I salute Nyatama and Mlambo...........
cibanbe Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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cibanbe Mar 03, 2018 10:36 PM
@SL_hated_donkey ... Ha ha haaaa Quality3-1 Quantity what do you mean my Broe .... Shame poor Khompela besedabukisa bandla esekhala
slivo ledimo Joined: 11 Sep 2016
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slivo ledimo Mar 03, 2018 09:10 PM
Best -Chips will equalize on soccer zone.with katsande as man of da match
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victor46079 Mar 03, 2018 08:54 PM
Was Katsane playing today?
paper100 Joined: 20 Jun 2014
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paper100 Mar 03, 2018 08:14 PM
I fill shame for cowtsande bcz he was still moaning his mother death cowmpela is losing his mind now bucs waya waya
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Iminald Khosified Mar 03, 2018 08:13 PM
Cardosso and Ngezana dissapointed me not to mention Mpahlele
Li87 Joined: 26 Feb 2018
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Li87 Mar 03, 2018 07:45 PM
Kodwa khompela
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Mar 03, 2018 06:18 PM
Ryan Moon: 2/10
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the fat one.,pizza Mar 03, 2018 06:10 PM
My boys did all the best they can but it wasnt our day today congra to pirates
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Siya@ngcolosi pKT Mar 03, 2018 06:04 PM
Good Ratings there but i still think our players could have been more ruthless winning is slow but surly becoming a habit for the happy people akunjalo ??
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SL_hated_donkey Mar 03, 2018 05:59 PM
Quality 3-1 Quantity.

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