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Mamelodi Sundowns player ratings after TS Galaxy win: Mudau makes strong case to start

19:13 SAST 2021/05/09
Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, May 2021
Goal runs the rule over the individual performances of the Masandawana players following the Tshwane giants' 1-0 win over the Rockets on Sunday

  • Kennedy Mweene, Mamelodi Sundowns, May 2021

    Kennedy Mweene - 7/10

    Impressed on his return to the starting line-up as he commanded his area and denied Lindokuhle Mbatha from the penalty spot.

    Mweene did not have much to do in the second half, but his penalty effectively won Sundowns the maximum points against Galaxy.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2020

    Khuliso Mudau - 7/10

    Marked his return to the starting with a good performance.

    Mudau was solid defensively as he marked Galaxy's dangerman Mbatha and he also did well offensively as he created some of Sundowns' best chances.

    Co-coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena may consider starting Mudau ahead of the club's first-choice right-back Thapelo Morena against Al Ahly on May 15. 

  • Aubrey Modiba, Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2020 October 2020

    Aubrey Modiba - 6/10

    Struggled to get the better of Luckyboy Mokoena in the first-half and he was unable to burst in the final third.

    However, Modiba improved after half-time and he was able to push forward and deliver some decent crosses. 

  • Mosa Lebusa, Mamelodi Sundowns, May 2021

    Mosa Lebusa - 6/10

    Tested by the likes of Mxolisi Macuphu and Wayde Lekay and he held his own.

    However, Lebusa was just unfortunately when he conceded a penalty when he handled Bathusi Aubaas' shot and he was able to move on and was rock solid. 

  • Rircado Nascimento, Mamelodi Sundowns, May 2021

    Ricardo Nascimento - 7/10

    A positive outing by the Sundowns vice-captain. 

    Nascimento used his pace and physicality to keep pace with Galaxy counter-attacks and the towering defender made some crucial clearances with his head. 

  • Rivaldo Coetzee, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2021

    Rivaldo Coetzee - 6/10

    Key to ball recovery for Sundowns on the day.

    Coetzee used his physical strength to win the midfield battle, but he was sloppy in possession at times. 

  • Andile Jali, Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2020

    Andile Jali - 8/10

    Deservedly named Man of the Match after producing a great performance. 

    Jali drove forward from midfield with purpose, tried to poke holes in the Galaxy defence and he was also able to track back and help protect the Sundowns backline. 

     

  • Lebohang Maboe, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2021

    Lebohang Maboe - 5/10

    Fizzled out after a bright start to the game.

    Maboe struggled to get past Mlungisi Mbunjana and he could not create chances for his teammates. 

  • Promise Mkhuma, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2021

    Promise Mkhuma - 6/10

    Crucial in building up play and worked well during his time on the pitch.

    However, Mkhuma couldn't get in behind the Galaxy defence and he was substituted in the closing stages while looking tired.

  • Peter Shalulile

    Peter Shalulile - 7/10

    A good performance by the hard-working forward.

    Shalulile was a menace to the Galaxy defence as he constantly slalomed into their box with ease which saw him score in the first-half and he should have netted his second after connecting with Mudau's cross.

  • Gaston Sirino, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2021

    Gaston Sirino - 6/10

    Looked sharp after coming on in the 74th minute as he kept the play ticking with accurate passes in the hosts' half.
  • Lyle Lakay, Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2020

    Lyle Lakay - 5/10

    Quiet after coming on in the 74th minute, but the left-back played his part to see out the victory.
     
  • Mothobi Mvala, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2021

    Mothobi Mvala - N/A

    Came on in the 88th minute and it was too late to merit a rating.

  • Brian Mandela of Kenya and Mamelodi Sundowns.

    Brian Mandela - N/A

    Also introduced in the 88th minute and he did not have enough time to make an impact.