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Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Sundowns: Top 5 players who stood out during PSL opening weekend

1:55 PM GMT 05/08/2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United - August 2019 Hlompho Kekana and Teboho Mokoena
On a weekend which saw the PSL's big guns all register wins, Goal looks at the players who stood out

  • Samir Nurkovic Kaizer Chiefs August 2019

    Samir Nurkovic

    The Kaizer Chiefs forward made his PSL debut in the win over Highlands Park, and his performance will have fans licking their lips for what could come in future.

    The Serbian national is a physically imposing striker who can hold on to the ball and bring others into the game.

  • Sibusiso Vilakazi, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2019

    Sibusiso Vilakazi

    After a 2018/19 campaign hindered by injury, the South Africa international was determined to hit the ground running.

    It was going to take something truly special to beat SuperSport United keeper Ronwen Williams when Sundowns took on their rivals and 'Vila' produced just that with a stunning goal.

    The goal was all that separated the two sides for the majority of the game before Themba Zwane sealed a 2-0 win at the death.  

     

  • Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United - August 2019 Rivaldo Coetzee

    Rivaldo Coetzee

    Once again, Coetzee was thrown into the deep end as he was used in the middle of the park alongside Hlompho Kekana.

    Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane would certainly have been delighted with Coetzee's performance as he complemented Kekana with his ability to read the game and break up play. 

  • Thabiso Monyane Orlando Pirates August 2019

    Thabiso Monyane

    The 19-year-old was handed his debut for Orlando Pirates against Bloemfontein Celtic and never looked back.

    He was a constant thorn against the Celtic attack and showed maturity beyond his years. 

  • Lebogang Manyama Kaizer Chiefs August 2019

    Lebogang Manyama

    The former Cape Town City captain finally opened his Kaizer Chiefs account in the best way possible.

    He grabbed a brace against a tricky Highlands Park side and his partnership with Nurkovic could be one to look out for going forward.