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Sundowns & Chippa Player Ratings

Soccer Laduma rates the individual performances of the Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United players, following the Brazilians' 2-0 win.

Mamelodi Sundowns: 

Denis Onyango: 6

Proved to be a relatively quiet evening for the Sundowns goalkeeper, who hardly a save to make throughout the 90 minuets.

Wayne Arendse: 6.5

Arendse put in solid performance in the heart of the defence and frustrated the Chippa attack, while he was unlucky not to score in the first half.

Tebogo Langerman: 6

Put in a real showing on both ends of the field, especially on the attacking side, where he was a real threat down the left flank.

Thabo Nthethe: 6

Much like, Arendse hardly put a foot wrong throughout the 90 minutes and did well to frustrate the likes of Bance and Manzini.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele: 6

Moved to the right side of the defence and put in a solid showing defensively, while he was also a threat going forward.

Bongani Zungu: 6.5

Zungu put in a fine display in the middle of the park, helped Sundowns dictate the play throughout the 90 minutes and also picked up the assist for Dolly's goal.

Hlompho Kekana: 7

Alongside Zungu, Kekana protected the back four from the Chippa attack, while keeping things ticking in the middle of the park, while he also got his name on the score-sheet in the second half.

Themba Zwane: 6.5

Zwane was a constant threat throughout the 90 minutes down the right flank, he played a key role in the Dolly's goal and also scooped up the Man of the Match award. 

Keagan Dolly: 7

Started off slowly in the first half despite Sundowns dominating most of the possession, he started influencing the game more in the second half and scored a fine volley.

Cuthbert Malajila: 6

Failed to offer much in the attack even when Sundowns had most of the ball but he was substituted at the start of the second half.

Katlego Mashego: 6

Played deeper than Malajila and helped linked the front-line and midfield for most of the game but he hardly any clear efforts at goal.

Substitutes:

Khama Billiat: 6

Replaced Malajila at the start of the second and his impact was immediate, as he troubled the Chippa defence with his dribbling throughout the second half.

Mzikayise Mashaba: 6

Replaced the injured Langerman in the 58th and held his own at left-back for the final stages of the second half.

Anthony Laffor: NA

Brought on with 10 minutes play but he played a key role in Sundowns' second goal.

Chippa United Ratings: 

Daniel Akpeyi: 6

Not the best of displays from the Nigerian, as he failed to deal with a number of simple crosses and made a couple errors.

Eric Chipeta: 6

Managed to keep Dolly quiet in the early stages but didn't offer much going forward.

James Okwuosa: 6

Looked solid in the first and had no problems with Malajila and Mashego, but he struggled with Billiat's pace in the second half.

Diamond Thopola: 6

Much like his central partner, Thopola managed to hold his own in the opening stanza, but could not replicate that showing for the whole game.

Kuduku Maleasenya: 6 

Struggled defensively against the threatening Themba Zwane, while he spent most of the game in his own half.

Thamsanqa Sangweni: 5

Spent most of the game chasing shadows and his poor display was capped off by picking up a red card in the second half.

Nkosinathi Mthiyane: 6

Didn't offer the Chilli Boys much going forward and spent most of the game defending in his own half.

Mark Mayambela: 6

Got off to a lively start and was very direct with his dribbling, although he faded as the game went on and he squandered a great chance in the second half.

Lerato Manzini: 6

Struggled to get involved in the game and failed to provide a threat to the Sundowns back-line.

Buyani Sali: 6

Another attacking player who failed to turn up, although that largely down to Sundowns domination.

Aristide Bance: 6

Not the liveliest of outings from the big striker, who had no service to work with, while he lacked the energy to put on the pressure on the Sundowns defence.

Substitutes:

Lerato Chabangu: 6

Handed his debut when he replaced Sali at the start of the second half, although he failed to make an impact.

Rhulani Manzini: 6

Replaced Lerato Maznini at the start of the second half, but hardly got into the game.

Mhlengi Cele: 6

Brought on in the final 15 minutes, showed a little promise with a few good touches but didn't influence the game enough.

 

 

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