Kaizer Chiefs player ratings as Soweto giants fail to score against Horoya AC

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Samir Nurkovic, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021
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The Glamour Boys drew 0-0 with the Guinean giants on Tuesday. Goal runs the rule over the individual performances of the Amakhosi players

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

    Enjoyed a relatively quiet evening between the sticks for the Soweto giants.

    Khune pulled off one fine save to deny the visitors in the second-half following a counter-attack and other than that, he came out to collect misplaced passes and a harmless long pass. 

  2. Siyabonga Ngezana - 6/10
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    Siyabonga Ngezana - 6/10

    Played well defensively as he continues to operate as a full-back.

    Ngezana was able to make overlapping runs, but his crosses were poor and he will have to work on his crossing.
  3. Reeve Frosler - 7/10
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    Reeve Frosler - 7/10

    A lively figure down the left flank as he was allowed to make overlapping runs.

    Zulu produced some solid tackles to stop Oncasey Mandela and he delivered some quality crosses into the opposition's box.

  4. Anthony Akumu - 6/10
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    Anthony Akumu - 6/10

    Initially struggled with the pace of Enock Agyei, who was looking to get in behind the Chiefs defence.

    However, Akumu improved as the match progressed and he made well-timed tackles and clearances.

  5. Ramahlwe Mphahlele - 7/10
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    Ramahlwe Mphahlele - 7/10

    Marshalled the Chiefs defence which looked solid most of the time.

    Mphahlele was always there to make crucial interceptions and cover his central defensive partner Anthony Akumu.

  6. Willard Katsande - 7/10
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    Willard Katsande - 7/10

    Another good performance by the hard-tackling player after he impressed against SuperSport United over the weekend.

    Katsande sat just in front of the Chiefs defence and he did his job as he won most of the balls and played forward passes. 
     

  7. Kearyn Baccus - 7/10
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    Kearyn Baccus - 7/10

    Marked his return to the starting line-up with a solid display.

    The Durban-born Australian caught the eye with his passing ability and energy in the middle of the park.
     

  8. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo - 5/10
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    Nkosingiphile Ngcobo - 5/10

    Worked hard as he looked to connect the midfield with the attack.

    However, Ngcobo looked tired after the restart and he was replaced by Lebogang Manyama.
     

  9. Bernard Parker - 5/10
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    Bernard Parker - 5/10

    Never posed a serious threat to the Horoya defence as he was tightly marked by Alseny Camara.

    Parker attempted a few crosses and long-range shots which did not trouble Moussa Camara in the Horoya goal.

  10. Leonardo Castro - 5/10
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    Leonardo Castro - 5/10

    His link-up play with Nurkovic was good, but there was no end product.

    Castro faded away towards the end of the match and he was replaced by Lazarous Kambole.

  11. Samir Nurkovic - 5/10
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    Samir Nurkovic - 5/10

    Extended his goal drought to nine competitive matches as he failed to take his chances.

    Nurkovic got himself in good positions in the opposition's box and he was brilliantly denied by goalkeeper Moussa Camara three times.

  12. Lebogang Manyama - 6/10
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    Lebogang Manyama - 6/10

    Brought some needed creativity when he was introduced in the 67th minute and his goal-bound free-kick was fantastically saved by Moussa Camara.
  13. Njabulo Blom - 6/10
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    Njabulo Blom - 6/10

    Replaced Katsande in the 66th minute and he took some shots from range and one of them was well saved by Moussa Camara.
  14. Lazarous Kambole - 5/10
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    Lazarous Kambole - 5/10

    Injected some pace into Chiefs' attack, but chances were not forthcoming for him having replaced Castro in the 80th minute.