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Best & Worst: Pirates v Highlands

Best & Worst: Pirates v Highlands

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 05, 2018 10:05 AM

Soccer Laduma selects the six best and four worst performers, following Orlando Pirates' 1-1 draw with Highlands Park on Saturday evening.

Click through the gallery to see the best and worst performers on the day.

BEST:

Vincent Pule: 7/10
 
On debut following his arrival from Bidvest Wits, Pule played like a seasoned campaigner with so much confidence on the ball and nearly found the back of the net on a couple occasions.
 
Justin Shonga: 6/10
 
A second-half substitute, Shonga showed calmness and composure to tuck away the penalty and gave Bucs a point. In hindsight, his entry brought a new offensive dimension to what was then a stale attack.
 
Xola Mlambo: 7/10
 
The midfield maestro kept good control of the ball and most of his passes were never astray. His experience showed against the league’s new boys.
 
Bevan Fransman: 7/10
 
The veteran defender kept it solid on his debut for the Lions of the North and did well restrict to the Pirates players to efforts from distance.
 
Tapuwa Kapini: 7/10
 
The veteran shot-stopper made a few important saves, none more than denying Mulenga on successive occasions in the latter stages of the clash.
 
Innocent Maela: 6.5/10
 
The full-back kept things simple as he usually does. He was threat going forward and was defensively sound throughout.
 
WORST::
 
Lindokuhle Mbatha: 5/10
 
Was virtually absent throughout the game, offered very little going forward and aside from a few shots from range, never asked pertinent questions of Bucs rear-guard.
 
Sabelo Nyembe: 4/10
 
The young striker was isolated throughout the game, as his ability to link up as a target man with the rest of the team never quite took off.
 
Paseka Mako: 5/10
 
Showed a little glimpses of he what he can do, but his influence was minimal going forward.
 
Thembinkosi Lorch: 5/10
 
Similarly to Mako, Lorch did not have a great impact in the final third, which saw him replaced shortly into the second half.

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Mcadamz Joined: 28 Jun 2016
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Mcadamz Aug 06, 2018 05:30 PM
Where is that development player who was banging goals in Zambia? What must Foster do to deserve an opportunity? Just asking
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Mcadamz Joined: 28 Jun 2016
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Mcadamz Aug 06, 2018 05:26 PM
The sooner Sanderland goes the better, I fail to understand why he took Mpotshane's place. What has Chabalala done not to get the starting berth? Paseka Mako,Mahaachi? Stage fright may be?
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The Milligan Joined: 06 Aug 2018
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The Milligan Aug 06, 2018 10:58 AM
Micho and his technical team 0/10
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salathiso Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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salathiso Aug 06, 2018 10:56 AM
Pirates must drop, Sandilands. Infact he must jc get his clearance before the end of week. Have a new central defence, Mobara and Chabalala, drop Mako for Mahachi. We need Mpontshane in goals. I was also not impressed by Nyatama.
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faceless Joined: 04 Jan 2017
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faceless Aug 06, 2018 09:06 AM
SANDILE ONE TOUCH WE CAN'T RATE HIM
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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Aug 05, 2018 01:55 PM
Shitolo should get 1/10, he is mr Bucs material
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Vamza Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Vamza Aug 05, 2018 01:40 PM
U mean sandilands performed better than these worst players u have mention, woow it's NYC to be a white (umlungu aka lekgoa). Apartheid brainwashed us really
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Joined: 17 Sep 2016
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Aug 05, 2018 12:15 PM
Sandilands not in the list of the worst nc nc nc, I don't believe it.
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Sgaqa-gaqa Aug 05, 2018 10:45 AM
Wher is wayne sunderland aka sendelenja

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