Kaizer Chiefs players ratings after embarrassing Ahly defeat: Mathoho, Mashiane disappoint

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  1. Daniel Akpeyi, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021
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    Daniel Akpeyi - 5/10

    Cannot be blamed him too much for the goals conceded as he was let down by his defence on the night.

    The Nigeria international did make a few stops to keep Chiefs in the game early on in the first-half. 

  2. Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Kaizer Chiefs, May 2021
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    Ramahlwe Mphahlele - 4/10

    Struggled with Al Ahly attackers all game on his return to the starting line-up.

    The former Mamelodi Sundowns defender was out of position on a few occasions especially when the Red Devis scored their last two goals.

  3. Reeve Frosler, Kaizer Chiefs, November 2020
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    Reeve Frosler - 5/10

    Added some spark when going forward in the first-half and he did well to contain Hussein El Shahat.

    However, this changed after the restart as he struggled against El Shahat's sharp movement and did not offer much going forward. 

  4. Daniel Cardoso, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021
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    Daniel Cardoso - 4/10

    Looked comfortable in central defence in the first-half - making some important interceptions and clearances.

    However, Cardoso looked lost after the restart as he was unable to keep tabs on Mohamed Sherif.

    He should have intercepted the pass which led to the opening goal.

  5. Erick Mathoho, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021
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    Erick Mathoho - 3/10

    Started the match similarly to Cardoso as both looked solid.

    However, Mathoho looked out his depth after the restart; he was to blame when Al Ahly scored their second goal and failed to command the backline. 

  6. Willard Katsande, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2020
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    Willard Katsande - 5/10

    Started the match impressively, harassing and pressing Al Ahly well.

    Unfortunately, the ageing defensive midfielder's energy waned in the second-half and he made a few misplaced a few passes with his side under pressure.

  7. Njabulo Blom
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    Njabulo Blom - 4/10

    Not one of Blom's best performances for the Glamour Boys. 

    The 21-year-old's passes went astray and he failed to stamp his authority in midfield which led to his substitution after Chiefs conceded their first goal.

  8. Bernard Parker, Kaizer Chiefs, December 2020
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    Bernard Parker - 5/10

    Just like some of his teammates, Parker started brightly - pressing the Al Ahly defenders. 

    However, his influence faded as the second-half grew older and he was easily dispossessed from the ball in the Red Devils' half.

  9. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021
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    Nkosingiphile Ngcobo - 4/10

    There was hope that Ngcobo would grab the game by the scruff of the neck and shine against the Red Devils.

    However, the promising playmaker's influence petered out much like Chiefs and he was substituted at half-time. 

  10. Samir Nurkovic, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021
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    Samir Nurkovic - 5/10

    Looked good in the opening stages as his link-up with Parker and Mashiane looked promising at times.

    Once Al Ahly cut the supply to Nurkovic, however, the Serbian marksman looked frustrated as he was isolated especially in the second-half.

  11. Happy Mashiane, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021
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    Happy Mashiane - 3/10

    Put in the effort, closing defenders down and trying to take them on.

    However, the rush of blood to the head got the better of him as he made an unnecessary and dangerous tackle on Akram Tawfik and he was sent off leaving Chiefs on the back foot.

  12. Khama Billiat
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    Khama Billiat - 6/10

    Looked lively after coming on prior to the start of the second-half.

    The Zimbabwe international tried to energise the attack and had little success in his moves.

  13. Anthony Akumu, Kaizer Chiefs, January 2021
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    Anthony Akumu - 5/10

    Couldn't make any difference after coming in the 59th minute with Al Ahly dominating the game.

    Akumu could not keep tabs on the likes of Amr El Solia and Hamdi Fathi, who were making late runs from midfield. 

  14. Philani Zulu, Kaizer Chiefs, November 2020
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    Philani Zulu - 5/10

    Came on in the 76th minute and he beat his man on a few occasions when going forward.

    However, the left-footed player couldn't create any notable chances. 

  15. Lazarous Kambole, Kaizer Chiefs, December 2020
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    Lazaroud Kambole - N/A

    Came on in stoppage time, too late to make an impact.