Soccer Laduma selects the six best and four worst performers, following Mamelodi Sundowns' 1-0 win over Platinum Stars.
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Mbongeni Mzimela: 7/10
The keeper was the busier of the two shot stoppers having to stop efforts from Billiat and co. He was unfortunate to concede early but recovered well after that to keep his team in the tie for as long as possible.
Tebogo Langerman: 7/0
The full-back was having a good shift and was hardly troubled. When having a one-on-one situation he consistently came up tops and provided an outlet when needed in attack.
Thapelo Morena: 6.5/10
Morena had a controlled game and was never under pressure on the day. The fullback was linking up well when needed to go forward but was not going forward unnecessarily which minimised spaces to exploit behind him.
Khama Billiat: 7/10
Billiat got Sundowns on the front foot in the second minute with a well taken goal. The forward did not stop there as he was a constant threat and danger to the Stars defense and had several shots saved as well.
Percy Tau: 7.5/10
The pacey forward was constantly in the faces of the Stars defense and they struggled to contain him. He was arguably the most fouled player on the day which tells of the impact he had on the game.
Hlompo Kekana: 7/10
Kekana was commanding the midfield quite well and it was his assist that led to the Mamelodi Sundowns goal. He seemed to be finding his attackers with ease from deep positions and his accurate passing stood out on the day.
Sphamandla Mlilo: 5/10
The defender was having a tough time keeping up with the Sundowns midfield. After successive fouls he earned a booking in the first half and found the going tough from there.
Sibusiso Vilakazi: 5/10
In a team that was doing very well, it was expected that Vila would be his regular dominant force in midfield. It wasn’t the case though as Vila was surprisingly quiet and ineffective in midfield.
Sibongakonke Mbatha: 4/10
The winger was ineffective in the first half as Tebogo Langerman was not troubled much by the diminutive figure. He subsequently substituted by coach Roger De Sa at halftime.
Sibusiso Msomi: 4/10
The Sundowns midfield was dominant against Stars and Msomi was left chasing shadows in the middle of the park for the most part. His ineffectiveness ultimately led to his substitution in the second half.