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Player Ratings: Pirates v Chiefs

Soccer Laduma rates the individual performances of the Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs players.

Orlando Pirates Ratings:

Brighton Mhlongo: 6

Despite conceding the early goal, the Pirates shot-stopper did not have a lot efforts to deal with throughout the match. 

Edwin Gyimah: 6

Deployed into the center of the defence and managed to frustrate Chiefs' Abraw for most of the game.

Rooi Mahamutsa: 6 

Looked a little shaky in the early stages and struggled to cope with Abraw in the air, although Pirates were not punished.

Ayanda Gcaba: 6

Managed to hold his own at left-back, he stopped the cross coming in from the right flank. Although he hardly managed to get forward.

Thabo Matlaba: 6

Defended well for most of the game but hardly managed to bomb down the wing, as he usually does.

Issa Sarr: 6

Chased shadows for most of the first half and was overrun by the Chiefs midfield. Although there was an improvement in the second half.

Thandani Ntshumayelo: 6

Much like Sarr, Ntshumayelo only stamped his authority on the game in the second half and was unlucky not to score as well.

Thabo Qalinge: 6.5

Proved to be a real spark for the Buccaneers, most notably in the second half and was rightly appreciated by the crowd.

Thabo Rakhale: 6

Not the liveliest of displays from the winger, as he struggled to get any joy against Masilela.

Lehlohonolo Majoro: 6

It proved to be a frustrating evening for against his former employers, as he had no service to deal with.

Thamsanqa Gabuza: 7

Endured a tough opening 45 minutes but he was a real threat in the second half and managed to net the equaliser with a towering header.

Substitutes:

Mpho Makola: 6.5

Added some much-needed creativity for the final 30 minutes and was unlucky not to bag an assist when Gabuza squandered a golden chance in the six-yard box.

Sifiso Myeni: 6

Didn't have the same impact have Makola, although he did provide more with for the Buccaneers.

Kaizer Chiefs Ratings:

Itumeleng Khune: 6

Khune was the busier of the two goalkeepers and produced a couple fine saves. Although an injury ended his game in the 70th minute.

Siboniso Gaxa: 6.5

One of Chiefs' better performers on the day. He defended well on the right side of the defence and did well to frustrate Qalinge in the early stages of the game. Although, he was less effective going forward.

Eric Mathoho: 6

Looked impressive in the opening 45 minutes and made a few interceptions but could have done a bit better for the Pirates goal in the second half.

Lorenzo Gordinho: 6

Put in another consistent display alongside Mathoho and looked comfortable whenever he was in possession of the ball. 

Tsepo Masilela: 6

It was a quiet afternoon for the Chiefs full-back on the offensive end, although he was impressive defensively, frustrating Rakhale.

Willard Katsande: 7

Chiefs stand-out player on the day, popped up with the opening goal and was a real presence in the middle of the park.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane: 6

Looked impressive in the opening 45 minutes and played a couple good balls forward but he faded as the half went on.

George Maluleka: 6

Proved to be a quiet afternoon for Maluleka, who had a few poor touches in the first half and struggled to create in the second stanza.

William Twala: 6

Not the liveliest of showings against his former side down the right flank and he was eventually replaced in the 70th minute.

Siphiwe Tshabalala: 6

Similarly to Letsholonyane, he was given time and space in the first half to feed passes forward but struggled to make openings in the second half.

Camaldine Abraw: 6

The Togolese forward endured a tough battle against the Pirates defenders, while he also squandered two headed chances in the first half.

Substitutes:

Reyaad Pieterse: 6

Replaced Khune for the final 20 minutes but hardly had a save to make.

George Lebese: 6

Brought on for the final 20 minutes but failed to make the desired impact.

Siphelele Mthembu: NA

Only played the final 10 minutes and hardly had a touch of the ball.

 

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