Mamelodi Sundowns player ratings vs Kaizer Chiefs: Shalulile, Maema at the forefront

Neo Maema, Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2021Backpagepix

A combination of mistakes from Kaizer Chiefs and some good teamwork from Mamelodi Sundowns resulted in the 4-0 win for the Pretoria side at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday.

Two errors from Amakhosi defender Siyabonga Ngezana meant that the hosts were 2-0 up within 17 minutes and Chiefs never recovered from that.

A missed penalty from Khama Billiat in the second half also meant that this was the Glamour Boys' worst-ever league defeat in the PSL era.

  • Ronwen Williams, Bafana Bafana, June 2022Backpagepix

    GOALKEEPER: Ronwen Williams -8

    Saved Khama Billiat's penalty. Overall though he had a fairly quiet game and was not called upon much.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022Backpagepix

    RIGHT-BACK: Khuliso Mudau - 7

    Did well to deal with the pace of second-half substitute Sekgota and made some clean, sliding tackles that were great to watch.

  • Brian Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRE-BACK: Brian Onyango - 6

    Dominated aerially and was in command for much of the afternoon.

  • Rushine De Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRE-BACK: Rushine de Reuck - 6

    An assured performance from the Bafana centre-back, he kept his goalkeeper well protected.

  • Aubrey Modiba, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022Backpagepix

    LEFT-BACK: Aubrey Modiba - 5

    Didn't always have it easy dealing with the pace of Keagan Dolly and Khama Billiat and was caught out a couple of times.

  • Andile Jali, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL MIDFIELD: Andile Jali - 6

    Went off injured just after the hour mark, the Bafana man had been his usual combative and hard-working self until then. It was a hamstring injury and he could potentially be out for a few weeks.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL MIDFIELD: Teboho Mokoena - 5

    A bit clumsy to give away a penalty, even if that appeared a harsh call from the referee.

  • Neo Maema Mamelodi Sundownsbackpagepix

    CENTRAL MIDFIELD: Neo Maema - 7

    CENTRAL MIDFIELD: Neo Maema - 7

    It was his precision pass which led to the foul from Ngezana which resulted in the penalty. Also involved for Downs' third, though he was subbed on the hour mark. One of his side's best performers nevertheless, according to coach Rhulani Mokwena after the game.

  • Themba Zwane Mamelodi Sundownsbackpagepix

    RIGHT WING: Themba Zwane - 6

    Set up Shalulile cleverly for Downs' third goal and helped link his side's attack.

  • Gaston Sirino Mameodi Sundownsbackpagepix

    LEFT WING: Gaston Sirino -7

    Was sharp to pounce on Ngezana's early mistake to open the scoring. Full of running in the first half but later faded and was subbed on the hour mark.

  • Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021Backpagepix

    STRIKER: Peter Shalulile -8

    Took his penalty clinically and also finished very neatly for the third. Good all-round perfomance as well.

  • Abubeker Nasir Ahmed of Mamelodi Sundownsbackpagepix

    SUBSTITUTE: Abubeker Nasir - 7

    Played 30 minutes and took his goal brilliantly, showing pace, skill and a deadly finish. What a way to mark his arrival.

  • Sphelele Mkhulise, Mamelodi Sundowns, May 2022Backpagepix

    SUBSTITUTE: Sphelele Mkhulise - 6

    Helped Downs regain the midfield after Chiefs had briefly showed some threat in the second half.

  • Lyle Lakay, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022Backpagepix

    SUBSTITUTE: Lyle Lakay - 5

    Played for half an hour, did okay without really making an impact.

  • Thapelo Morena, Mamelodi Sundowns, March 2022Backpagepix

    SUBSTITUTE: Thapelo Morena - NA

    Wasn't involved much after coming on late.

  • Lesedi Kapinga, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021Backpagepix

    SUBSTITUTE: Lesedi Kapinga - NA

    Didn't really get into the match after his 80th minute arrival.