SL Team Of The Week
Soccer Laduma brings you the country's most prestigious and authoritative 'Team of the Week'!
This week's selection is based on performances from last weekend's MTN8 semi-finals first leg clashes, as well as Absa Premiership encounters. Both Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, claimed two away-goal cushions in their respective ties. The Amakhosi overcame defending champions, Platinum Stars 2-0 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, with a brace from George Maluleka sealing the victory for Stuart Baxter's side. Orlando Pirates also beat Bidvest Wits 2-0 at the Bidvest Stadium, with Siyabonga Sangweni and Thabo Matlaba getting the goals for the Buccaneers.
Polokwane City striker, Puleng Tlolane, has picked up from where he left off last season, and has already netted twice out of three appearances for Rise and Shine in the PSL this season. Another striker currently on song is Dikwena hitman, Ndumiso Mabena, who recently made the switch from Orlando Pirates to Phokeng. Mabena has scored three goals for Allan Freese's side in both league and cup competition since leading the frontline in Rustenburg.
The team will always be set up in a standard 4-4-2 formation, selected by Soccer Laduma's team of respected journalists.
Simply put, the 'Team of the Week' reflects the best 11 players that competed during the weekly cycle and is published in the latest Soccer Laduma out every Wednesday.
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Itumeleng Khune - Kaizer Chiefs - Goalkeeper
Siboniso Gaxa - Kaizer Chiefs - Right back
Tefu Mashamaite - Kaizer Chiefs - Central defender
Siyabonga Sangweni - Orlando Pirates - Central defender
Thabo Matlaba - Orlando Pirates - Left back
Mandla Masango - Kaizer Chiefs - Right winger
George Maluleka - Kaizer Chiefs - Central midfielder
Oupa Manyisa - Orlando Pirates - Central midfielder
George Lebese - Kaizer Chiefs - Left winger
Ndumiso Mabena - Platinum Stars - Striker
Puleng Tlolane - Polokwane City - Striker
Player of the Week: George Maluleka
Coach of the Week: Stuart Baxter