Kaizer Chiefs Player Ratings: Dove and Sekgota impressive as Du Preez disappoints against AmaZulu FC

Kgaogelo Sekgota, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2022Backpagepix

Kaizer Chiefs had to dig deep to earn a 1-1 draw against AmaZulu FC in an MTN8 semi-final first-leg match which was played on Sunday afternoon.

Frank Mhango opened the scoring to hand Usuthu the lead, but Keagan Dolly came off the bench to net Amakhosi's equalizing goal at FNB Stadium.

There are Chiefs players who shone on the day and there are also those who underperformed as the Soweto giants failed to secure a home victory.

GOAL runs the rule over the individual performances of the Amakhosi players.

  •  Itumeleng Khune Kaizer Chiefs August 2022backpagepix

    Itumeleng Khune - 6/10

    Enjoyed a quiet second half after a busy half.

    Khune produced a double save as Usuthu made a strong start to the game, before being beaten hands down by Frank Mhango. He was not tested after the restart as Amakhosi dominated the game.

  • Dillon Solomons, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022Backpagepix

    Dillon Solomons - 6.5/10

    Started poorly before improving.

    Solomons should have done better to stop Mhango from scoring, but he recovered well. Solomons did contain the AmaZulu star and he began pushing forward which saw him grab an assist.

  • Sifiso Hlanti, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022Backpagepix

    Sifiso Hlanti - 6/10

    Solid defensively.

    Hlanti looked solid in the left-back position - winning his duels against Dumisani Zuma. However, Hlanti didn't offer much going forward.

  • Zitha Kwinika, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022 Backpagepix

    Zitha Kwinika - 6.5/10

    Showed leadership in defence.

    Kwinika did well to organize his defence and was vocal in his approach. He nearly scored when Riaan Hanamub made a crucial goal-line clearance from his headed effort.


  • Edmilson Dove Kaizer Chiefs.Backpagepix.

    Edmilson Dove - 7.5/10

    Great performance.

    Dove was strong in the tackle and positioned himself well to thwart AmaZulu's offence. He also started some of Amakhosi's attacking moves thanks to his good passing ability.

  • Njabulo Blom, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022Backpagepix

    Njabulo Blom - 7/10

    Sat just in front of the defence and did his job.

    Blom made a commanding start to the game and stuck to the basics throughout the match. He won back possession and distributed the ball with aplomb. 

  • Yusuf Maart, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022Backpagepix

    Yusuf Maart - 6.5/10

    In the thick of proceedings once again. 

    Maart was sharp on the turn and played some good forward passes as he helped Chiefs progress the ball. He also had two rasping shots saved by goalkeeper Veli Mothwa.

  • Siyethemba Sithebe Kaizer Chiefsbackpagepix

    Siyethemba Sithebe - 5/10

    Struggled to impose himself in midfield.

    Sithebe struggled to create chances for his teammates having deployed as a playmaker - giving away possession at times. He was substituted at half-time.

  • Ashley Du Preez Kaizer Chiefsbackpagepix

    Ashley du Preez - 5/10

    Poor performance.

    Du Preez failed to perform his main duty as a forward which is to score - missing a sitter after being sent through on goal and he also gave away possession several times when Chiefs were attacking. 

  • Kgaogelo Sekgota, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022Backpagepix

    Kgaogelo Sekgota - 8/10

    Showed his qualities once again.

    Sekgota's beat his markers with ease with his explosive speed and mesmerizing dribbling skills which unsettled the AmaZulu defence. His delivery into the visitors' box was also good.

    Named Man of the Match.

  • Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022Backpagepix

    Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana - 5.5/10

    Showed good positioning, but was wasteful.

    However, Bimenyimama couldn't keep his attempts on target and he could have easily grabbed a brace if he took his chances in the final third.

  • Keagan Dolly of Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022Backpagepix

    Keagan Dolly - 7/10

    Keagan Dolly - 7/10

    Breathed life into Chiefs' attack - making dangerous runs and playing good crosses into the AmaZulu box and he took his goal well when he levelled matters.

  • Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022Backpagepix

    Nkosingiphile Ngcobo - 6/10

    Put in a decent shift after coming on in the 74th minute - combining well with teammates and also tracked back to help his side's defence. 


  • Reeve Frosler, Kaizet Chiefs, August 2022Backpagepix

    Reeve Frosler - 5/10

    Didn't make an impact as he was never tested defensively and he didn't offer much offensively having been introduced in the 82nd minute.