Kaizer Chiefs player ratings as Hunt's side succumb to Soweto Derby defeat

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Khama Billiat, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2020
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The Glamour Boys suffered a 1-0 defeat to Swallows FC in a PSL match on Tuesday night. Goal rates the Amakhosi players' performances

  1. Itumeleng Khune - 6/10
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    #1 Itumeleng Khune - 6/10

    Rarely called upon and organised his defence well until Kgotso Moleko failed to track his marker, Joseph Mhlongo. The latter player snatched a late goal with Khune helpless. 

  2. Kgotso Moleko - 5/10
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    #2 Kgotso Moleko - 5/10

    Solid performance in the first-half pushing forward and delivering some good crosses, but he endured a poor second-half as he struggled defensively. 
  3. Philani Zulu - 5/10
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    #3 Philani Zulu - 5/10

    Looked bright on the left whenever he pushed forward from the first whistle, but he also struggled in the second-half as he was targeted by Lebohang Mokoena, who grabbed an assist. 
  4. Ramahlwe Mphahlele - 7/10
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    #4 Ramahlwe Mphahlele - 7/10

    Played very well, winning tackles and headers all over the place as part of a three-man central defence with most of Swallows' attacks coming down the wings. 
  5. Daniel Cardoso - 7/10
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    #5 Daniel Cardoso - 7/10

    His positioning was good throughout the game and he was reliable as in winning his duels against Ruzaigh Gamildien, who had a quiet game.
  6. Siyabonga Ngezana - 5/10
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    #6 Siyabonga Ngezana - 5/10

    Struggled to contain mobile forward Zaphaniah Mbokoma. Ngezana was often caught out of position and lacked pace. 
  7. Willard Katsande - 5/10
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    #7 Willard Katsande - 5/10

    Another poor display by the veteran midfielder, who committed many unnecessary fouls and he was lucky not to be sent off after making a two-footed tackle on Given Thibedi in the first-half.
  8. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo - 5/10
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    #8 Nkosingiphile Ngcobo - 5/10

    Gave the ball away a couple of times, allowing Swallows to counter and he was mainly limited to ambitious efforts from distance and he was replaced by Njabulo Blom.
  9. Lebogang Manyama - 6/10
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    #9 Lebogang Manyama - 6/10

    Tried his best to create chances for his side on the night and popped up in the box on a couple of occasions, but nothing really came off and he was replaced by Bernard Parker.
  10. Khama Billiat - 4/10
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    #10 Khama Billiat - 4/10

    Anonymous for most of the match and didn’t look too dangerous in the final third while being man-marked by Wandisile Letlabika, who did a good job to keep Chiefs' best player quiet. 
  11. Leonardo Castro - 4/10
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    #11 Leonardo Castro - 4/10

    Isolated up-top, Castro had no service throughout the match and the Colombian hitman was also sloppy in his hold-up and had no runners around him. 
  12. Bernard Parker - 6/10
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    #12 Bernard Parker - 6/10

    Was brought on to add some pace and vitality in the attack and he had a few movements in and around the Swallows box, but his end product was not there. 
  13. Njabulo Blom - 5/10
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    #13 Njabulo Blom - 5/10

    Was introduced as Chiefs refreshed their midfield and he could not influence things with Swallows dominating the midfield battle. 
  14. Keletso Sifama - NA
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    #14 Keletso Sifama - NA

    Not much time to impact the game after coming on with less than five minutes left.