South Africa Player of the Week: George Lebese - Kaizer Chiefs

Lebese showed his ability to score with both feet as he ended SuperSport United's ambition of reaching their third Nedbank Cup final in three seasons
South Africa Player of the Week
George Lebese
AGE 25
POSITION Midfielder
TEAM Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs
2-0 SuperSport United

Lebese netted a late brace as Chiefs bounced back from back-to-back defeats to advance to the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup with a 2-0 win over SuperSport United on Saturday. The talented Mamelodi-born midfielder struck the opener with his weaker foot just when everyone thought the game will go into extra time. He again positioned himself well deep in stoppage time to put the game to bed with another stunning strike as AmaKhosi extended their winning streak in the competition to eight since last season. Lebese was threatening throughout the game, but never looked like he was going to score until the two late goals.

Congratulations to George Lebese's 68th South Africa Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Senzo Meyiwa - Orlando Pirates

The Pirates goalkeeper worked far more than Kennedy Mweene in the opposite end despite conceding a soft goal in the first half. Meyiwa pulled off some brilliant saves in the second half as Bucs marched on to the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup. He denied Anthony Laffor and Surprise Moriri obvious goalscoring chances and he was always alert throughout the game.

Eleazer Rodgers - Ajax Cape Town

The lanky forward grabbed a brace during Ajax Cape Town's 2-2 draw at home against Golden Arrows last week. His second goal of the night came in the last minute of that particular game and salvaged a valuable point for Roger de Sa's men. 
Terrence Mandaza - Maritzburg United

Mandaza's extra time brace ended African Warriors' hopes of reaching the Nedbank Cup semi-finals on Saturday afternoon. The Zimbabwean's two strikes ensured Maritzburg United's place in the last four of this competition for the first time since their promotion to the PSL back in 2008.

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