Kaizer Chiefs player ratings as Stellenbosch FC end Soweto giants' winning run

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Lebogang Manyama Kaizer Chiefs
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The Glamour Boys drew 0-0 with Stellies in a PSL match on Saturday. Goal runs the rule over the individual performances of the Amakhosi players

  1. Daniel Akpeyi - 6/10
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    Daniel Akpeyi - 6/10

    Did not have a great deal to do in terms of saving shots on the day.

    However, Akpeyi did make good stops off strikes from Stanley Dimgba and Junior Mendieta and was also excellent at coming off his line and claiming crosses.

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

    Little wasteful in possession when pushing forward on his return to the starting line-up. 

    However, Ngezana showed good stamina to get up and down the right flank to try and contribute in both departments.

  3. Philani Zulu - 6/10
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    Philani Zulu - 6/10

    Defensively, he let nothing get past him as he did well to contain the Stellies attackers.

    Going forward, though, Zulu offered precious little while he wasn't precise in possession either.

  4. Erick Mathoho - 7/10
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    Erick Mathoho - 7/10

    Delivered a solid performance on his return to the starting line-up. 

    The towering centre-back was strong in the tackle when he needed to be and was rarely caught out of position.

  5. Anthony Akumu - 6/10
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    Anthony Akumu - 6/10

    Rash in his decision-making at times, but he improved as the game progressed. 

    Akumu held his ground well when Stellies played several long balls and even tried to counter on the break. 

  6. Daniel Cardoso - 5/10
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    Daniel Cardoso - 5/10

    Deployed as a holding midfielder and Chiefs were overrun in midfield at times. 

    Cardoso's lack of mobility an issue against the Stellies midfield and he was substituted just after the hour-mark 

  7. Darrel Matsheke - 5/10
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    Darrel Matsheke - 5/10

    Misplaced a few passes in midfield and was afforded some space near the box and he missed the target with long-range shots. 

    However, Matsheke refused to allow Stellies to settle into a rhythm until he was replaced by Njabulo Blom. 

     

  8. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo - 7/10
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    Nkosingiphile Ngcobo - 7/10

    Continues to impress as the ideal foil for the Soweto giants' creative set-up in the final third.

    Ngcobo initiated most of Chiefs' attacks and held his own against the Stellenbosch midfield.

    Named Man of the Match.

  9. Happy Mashiane 6/10
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    Happy Mashiane 6/10

    Had a quiet time, but he tried to get into the game.

    Mashiane watched on as his well-taken shot was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Lee Langeveldt and he was replaced by Leonardo Castro.

     

  10. Lebogang Manyama - 5/10
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    Lebogang Manyama - 5/10

    Struggled to get into the game having been deployed as a right-winger. 

    Manyama was largely a peripheral figure as the two teams fought for the ball in the middle of the park and he was substituted with 16 minutes left. 

  11. Samir Nurkovic - 6/10
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    Samir Nurkovic - 6/10

    Chiefs' liveliest attacker, making some good runs in behind.

    Nurkovic combined well with his teammates and he should have done better after being set-up Ngcobo, but his tame shot was easily saved by Langeveldt.

  12. Kearyn Baccus - 6/10
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    Kearyn Baccus - 6/10

    Came on for Cardoso in the 64th minute and Baccus helped to shore up the midfield and did well to retain possession.

  13. Njabulo Blom - 6/10
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    Njabulo Blom - 6/10

    Sent on in the 64th minute for Matsheke in the hope he would provide the spark for Chiefs in midfield and he was full of energy.

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

    Replaced Mashiane in the 64th minute and he was unable to make much of an impact as there was no service for the striker, who was often isolated. 
  15. Reeve Frosler - 6/10
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    Reeve Frosler - 6/10

    Brought on for Manyama in the 74th minute and the youngster brought a spark of pace on the right-hand side, even though it was for a short span.