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Kaizer Chiefs Player Ratings: Njabulo Ngcobo and Sekgota outstanding against Richards Bay

01:20 GMT+3 21/08/2022
Yanela Mbuthuma of Richards Bay challenged by Njabulo Ngcobo of Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022
Amakhosi were forced to dig deep for a win over the Natal Rich Boys in a PSL encounter on Saturday night

Kaizer Chiefs secured a 1-0 win over Richards Bay despite being numerically disadvantaged at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Yusuf Maart was sent off in the first half as Amakhosi were reduced to 10 players, but Dillon Solomons' second half goal earned the Soweto giants a win.

There are players who stepped up their game as Chiefs showed character against the PSL newcomers.

GOAL runs the rule over the individual performances of the Amakhosi players.

  • Brandon Petersen, Kaizer Chiefs, February 2022

    Brandon Petersen - 6/10

    Started slowly with Chiefs controlling the game.

    Petersen made a mistake when he gave away possession, but Katleho Makateng failed to hit the target from close range. He was busy after the restart - dealing well with aerial balls with Chiefs under pressure.

    The Cape Town-born keeper produced a sensational save to deny Sanele Barnes a goal towards the end of the game.

  • Reeve Frosler, Kaizer Chiefs, April 2022

    Reeve Frosler - 6/10

    Worked his soaks off in the left flank.

    Frosler made some promising runs forward but lacked his usual cutting edge. He also looked sloppy in possession a few times.

  • Dillon Solomons, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Dillon Solomons - 8/10

    Outstanding in the right back position.

    Solomons looked great while playing the ball into dangerous areas from the right flank and he was also solid defensively. His well-taken penalty earned Chiefs the win.

  • Zitha Kwinika, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Zitha Kwinika - 7/10

    A good display in central defence.

    Kwinika made a composed start to the game and looked solid in Chiefs backline. No Richards Bay player was able to dribble past him even once in the game as he timed his tackles very well.

  • Njabulo Ngcobo, Kaizer Chiefs, February 2022

    Njabulo Ngcobo - 8.5/10

    A brilliant display on his return to the team.

    Ngcobo was assured in possession, helping Chiefs with their build-up play. He was a calm and composed presence at the back for Amakhosi, helping them earn a hard-fought clean sheet.

    Named Man of the Match.

  • Siyethemba Sithebe Kaizer Chiefs

    Siyethemba Sithebe - 7/10

    A hard worker in midfield.

    Sithebe made a few good driving runs upfield and showcased good link-up play. He dropped deep in midfield after Maart's dismissal and he did well to help protect the backline.

  • Yusuf Maart Kaizer Chiefs

    Yusuf Maart - 6/10

    Played 31 minutes before being dismissed.

    Maart put in a diligent performance for the Soweto giants while operating as a holding midfielder. He took one for the team when he was sent off after denying Richards Bay a clear goalscoring chance.

  • Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Kaizer Chiefs, April 2022

    Nkosingiphile Ngcobo - 6/110

    Full of energy after being recalled to the team.

    Ngcobo provided much-needed energy and dynamism to the Amakhosi midfield. He was substituted six minutes into the second half as coach Arthur Zwane made a tactical change.

  • Keagan Dolly, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Keagan Dolly - 6/10

    Looked lively on the wings.

    Dolly carried the ball goalwards in a bid to create goalscoring chances for himself and his teammates. He also tracked back to help his teammates defend.

  • Kgaogelo Sekgota of Kaizer Chiefs

    Kgaogelo Sekgota - 8/10

    A menace throughout the game.

    Sekgota made life tough for the Richards Bay backline as he was direct with the ball and often looked to create openings against the hosts' defence.

    Chiefs were awarded a penalty after he was fouled in the box and Solomons converted it.

  • Khama Billiat Kaizer Chiefs

    Khama Billiat - 6/10

    Started well as the centre-forward.

    Billiat combined well with his teammates in Richards Bay's half, but his impact waned off after the restart and he was substituted with 12 minutes left.

  • Njabulo Blom - 7/10

    Came on in the 51st minute and he did very well to win the ball back a few times, and he kept possession very well as Chiefs ran down the clock.

  •  Siyabonga Ngezana, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Siyabonga Ngezana - 6/10

    Made a few clearances including a vital goal-line clearance in the closing stages having been introduced in the 78th minute, but he was booked for time wasting.

  • Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Kaizer Chiefs, June 2022

    Kamohelo Mahlatsi - N/A

    Came on in the 84th minute and it was too late to warrant a rating.