Soccer Laduma’s ‘Team of the Week’ is a feature in each and every Soccer Laduma edition, highlighting the top performers from the Premier Soccer League clubs.
Selections are based on the performances of players in Round 21 & 22 of Absa Premiership fixtures as well as the CAF Champions League qualifying round results.
Platinum Stars defeated Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday, March 9. A Ndumiso Mabena brace was enough to seal a victory for Dikwena as they completed a league double over Amakhosi.
Bidvest Wits travelled to the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium where they clinched a solitary 1-0 victory against Polokwane City, with Phumlani Ntshangase ensuring the three points for the Clever Boys.
Maritzburg United managed a much-needed victory against Golden Arrows at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday evening. Kurt Lentjies and Mohammed Anas were on the scoresheet for the home team, recording a 2-0 win as they look to escape the relegation zone.
Collins Mbesuma scored his 13th league goal of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Mbombela Stadium against University of Pretoria before Atusaye Nyondo cancelled out Mbesuma's goal in the 90th minute with the tie ending 1-1.
Orlando Pirates were in rampant mood as they humiliated Jomo Cosmos 5-0 at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening. Cosmos' left-back Cheslyn Jampies did himself no favour by getting himself a red card very early in the match. Ayanda Gcaba opened the scoring for the Buccaneers, followed by Sifiso Myeni, Mpho Makola and Tendai Ndoro. It was Gift Motupa who sealed the victory with his first goal for the team in the 89th minute.
Keagan Dolly and Leonardo Castro gave Mamelodi Sundowns a 2-0 aggregate victory in the first leg of the CAF Champions League clash against AC Leopards at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening.
Chiefs suffered yet another defeat as they were beaten 1-0 by ASEC Mimosas in the first leg of the CAF Champions League on Saturday evening.
Bongi Ntuli grabbed a brace for Platinum Stars as they beat Ajax Cape Town 3-0 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday, March 13. Captain Vuyo Mere also recorded a goal for his team on the day as Dikwena claimed third spot.
Sello Japhta was another player to grab a brace this weekend as he helped Free State Stars beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 Sunday afternoon. He first scored in the 24th minute; however, Fiston Abduol Razak's equalizer in the 37th minute wasn't enough as Japhta ensured a victory for the away side by scoring again in the 67th minute of the tie.
The Soccer Laduma journos are currently in deliberation over this week’s selections. In the meantime we want to hear from you who you think should be in the Soccer Laduma ‘Team of the Week’.
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