Afcon 2019: Bafana Bafana player ratings vs. Morocco

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South Africa v Morocco July 2019 - Stuart Baxter
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Bafana tasted their second defeat in their 2019 Afcon campaign, here are how the players fared on the night

  1. Ronwen Williams
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    Ronwen Williams

    7/10 - The SuperSport United keeper returned to the starting XI at the expense of Darren Keet and he was arguably the busier of the two keepers. 

    Williams kept Morocco at bay for most of the game where he showed good alertness to avert danger. 

  2. Sifiso Hlanti
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    Sifiso Hlanti

    6/10 - Once again Hlanti seemed to struggle offensively.

    Defensively, he was up to the challenge, but his lack of penetration bombing down the flank meant that Bafana lost out on an attacking threat. 

  3. Buhle Mkhwanazi
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    Buhle Mkhwanazi

    7/10 - Was a rock at the back and Morocco struggled to win anything aerially inside the box with him patrolling the central areas. 
  4. Thulani Hlatshwayo
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    Thulani Hlatshwayo

    7/10 - The defender gave a good account of himself, but a lack of concentration from him and his fellow defenders at the end was punished. 
  5. Thamsanqa Mkhize
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    Thamsanqa Mkhize

    7/10 - Mkhize may have sustained a concussion against Namibia but he showed no signs of that.

    He was immense at right-back as he gave the Moroccans nothing to work with. 

  6. Kamohelo Mokotjo
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    Kamohelo Mokotjo

    6/10 - The England-based midfielder brought solidity to the midfield and his break down of play meant that Morocco did not have everything their own way. 
  7. Bongani Zungu
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    Bongani Zungu

    7/10 - It was by no means Zungu's best game but he did show some good touches and passes. 

    However, his tank eventually ran out towards the end of the match and he was substituted. 

  8. Thulani Serero
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    Thulani Serero

    6/10 - The Vitesse star looked lively but died out as the game matured.

    He also looked slightly rusty as he made his first appearance of the tournament. 

  9. Percy Tau
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    Percy Tau

    6/10 - Once again, Tau was deployed in a wider position and he struggled.

    Aside from a narrow miss from range, he was rather anonymous. 

  10. Lebo Mothiba
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    Lebo Mothiba

    5/10 - Bafana failed to register a single shot on target against Morocco and Mothiba was at the core of a rather tame attack.

    He struggled for space and did not receive the service required to affect the game. 

  11. Themba Zwane
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    Themba Zwane

    6/10 - A lot was expected from the playmaker but he failed to live up to expectations, barely threatening the Morocco defence.  
  12. Sibusiso Vilakazi
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    Sibusiso Vilakazi

    6/10 - Vilakazi was introduced with 15 minutes to go but had little influence upfront. 
  13. Lars Veldwijk
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    Lars Veldwijk

    6/10 - Another substitute who came on with a little over 15 minutes remaining. The lanky forward hardly saw the ball to his frustration. 
  14. Hlompho Kekana
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    Hlompho Kekana

    Came on with less than 10 minutes to go and was on the field for too short of a time to be rated.