Soccer Laduma rates the individual performances of the Kaizer Chiefs players following their 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town on 04 March 2015.
Itumeleng Khune: 7
Khune was solid in between the sticks for Chiefs. He commanded his defence well and looked comfortable when dealing with crosses into the box. He made on brilliant save off a Nathan Paulse header in the second half.
Siboniso Gaxa: 7
Gaxa was good in his right-back role. He defended well and also got forward in attack. It was his cross from the right flank that led to the game’s opening goal.
Tefu Mashamaite: 6
Was his usual consistent self in the heart of the Amakhosi defence. He led by example through his good work ethic and his no nonsense tackling. He did not pose his usual threat in attack.
Erick Mathoho: 6
Mathoho was rock solid in the centre of defence. He kept it tight at the back and was a threat when pushing forward, both in the air and when he had the ball at his feet.
Tsepo Masilela: 6
Was good in his left-back role. He was solid in defence and also got forward in attack down the flank.
Mandla Masango: 7
Was a threat in attack down the flank and also through the middle of the park when he cut in field. He did score the game’s opening goal after reacting quickly to tap home a parried shot by the keeper.
Willard Katsande: 6
Was good in his defensive midfield role. He provided a good buffer in front of the defence and worked tirelessly to ensure his team kept pushing forward in attack and got back in defence.
Reneilwe Letsholonyane: 6
Was a quiet night in the heart of the Amakhosi midfield for Yeye. He did not do much in terms of creative play, but he didn’t do anything wrong either. Was substituted in the 81st minute due to injury.
George Lebese: 7
Was threatening in attack both down the flanks and through the middle of the park. It was his initial shot that was parried for Masango to score the opening goal. He also had a couple long range shots on goal which went narrowly wide of the goal. He also missed a chance when one-on-one with the keeper.
George Maluleka: 7
Was good in his attacking midfield role. He showed some great skill at times to get into the box, but saw two shots in particular brilliantly saved by the Ajax keeper and one go inches over the target.
Matthew Rusike: 6
Worked hard up front where he was playing for the most part on his own. He chased a lot of balls, but had very few chances in front of goal. Was substituted in the 62nd minute.
Bernard Parker: 6
Came on as a substitute in the 62nd minute and did not do much.
Siyabonga Nkosi: N/A
Came on in the 81st minute for the injured Letsholonyane and did not have any impact.