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Kaizer Chiefs player ratings after Baroka FC win: Dolly scintillating, Mathoho erratic

20:46 SAST 2021/08/25
Keagan Dolly, Kaizer Chiefs, August, 2021
Goal runs the rule over the individual performances of the Amakhosi players following the team's 2-1 win over Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele on Wednesday
  • Bruce Bvuma, Kaizer Chiefs, May 2021

    Bruce Bvuma - 6/10

    Provided a steady, calming influence at the back for the Glamour Boys. 

    Bvuma had no chance with Denwin Farmer's goal and he made mainly routine saves until two important stops in the closing stages as Baroka looked to level matters.

  • Njabulo Blom

    Njabulo Blom - 7/10

    Kept his place in the starting line-up as a right-back and he produced an assertive display.

    Blom was Chiefs' best outlet whenever he pushed forward and he grabbed an assist when the hosts opened the scoring.

    The new Bafana Bafana international also did well to connect with Decide Chauke and later, Joslin Kamatuka.

  • Sfiso Hlanti, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Sifiso Hlanti - 5/10

    Influential in the left-back position in the first-half with Chiefs dominating the match and he also grabbed an assist.

    However, that changed when Baroka applied some pressure on the Chiefs defence which saw Hlanti lose possession cheaply in the second half.

    Hlanti also allowed the likes of Thamsanqa Masiya and Basil Mphahlele to deliver crosses into the Amakhosi box from his flank.

  • Erick Mathoho, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021

    Erick Mathoho - 4/10

    This was far from a convincing performance from the experienced defender, who was erratic on the ball at times.

    Mathoho failed to impose himself as Chiefs faced wave after wave of attack in the second-half and he couldn't marshall the defence.

    The lanky defender also failed to use his aerial prowess to good effect on the night.

  • Daniel Cardoso, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021

    Daniel Cardoso - 7/10

    Played well on the ball and worked hard defensively.

    Unlike Mathoho, Cardoso made his presence felt in both boxes aerially and he took his goal well when he headed Hlanti's cross. 

    His ball-playing skills were there for all to see when Chiefs were building from the back.

  • Phathutshedzo Nange, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Phathutshedzo Nange - 7/10

    A battering ram that broke down Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele's upfield movements.

    Nange was a rock in the centre of the park which forced the visitors to launch most of their attacks in the flanks.

    He also played a key role in regaining possession.

  • Cole Alexander, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Cole Alexander - 6/10

    Couldn't influence the proceedings as he did against TS Galaxy on Sunday.

    However, Alexander worked hard on and off the ball to make something happen for the home side. 

    He was withdrawn in the closing stages while looking tired. 

  • Bernard Parker, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Bernard Parker - 6/10

    Worked hard in the first-half linking the midfield with the attack.

    Parker then switched to a deeper midfield role that he stuck to rigidly as Baroka piled pressure on Chiefs in the second half.

    The 35-year-old struggled to cope with the visitors' pace at times, but he helped his side keep possession in midfield. 

  • Keagan Dolly, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Keagan Dolly - 8/10

    Easily the best player for Chiefs on his full debut for the team.

    Dolly's unpredictable movement, incisive passes and combination play with Khama Billiat troubled the visitors' defence.

    However, he faded in the last 30 minutes of the game as the creative wizard appeared to run out of steam.

  • Khama Billiat

    Khama Billiat - 7/10

    Terrorized the Baroka defence in the space given to him.

    Billiat imposed himself in the game and he took his goal very well after attacking a cross from Blom.

    The accomplished attacker could have easily grabbed a hat-trick, but he was let down by some poor finishing. 

  • Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Samir Nurkovic - 4/10

    The weakest link in Chiefs' attack once again. 

    Nurkovic struggled to find his feet in the match and ghosted pretty much the entirety of the 90 minutes.

    The 29-year-old had zero shots on target - just not good enough.

  • Austin Dube, Bafana Bafana, July 2021

    Austin Dube - N/A

    Came off with just five minutes left to help Amakhosi close out the game and it was also his official debut for the Soweto giants.

  • Anthony Akumu, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021

    Anthony Akumu - N/A

    Introduced in the 87th minute and it was too late. This was to merely see the game off.