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Mamelodi Sundowns Player Ratings: Zwane and Shalulile neutralised by TS Galaxy

01:54 GMT+3 11/08/2022
Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022
Masandawana registered a shock defeat to the Rockets in what was their second game of the season

Mamelodi Sundowns succumbed to a 1-0 loss to TS Galaxy in a PSL match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday night.

Lefa Hlongwane's first-half goal earned the Rockets their first-ever win over the defending league champions.

Several Sundowns players underperformed on the night as the Tshwane giants were humbled by the Mpumalanga side.

GOAL rates the individual performances of Masandawana players.

  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Ronwen Williams - 6.5/10

    Decent game in goal.

    Williams produced two fabulous saves and he also came out to collect crosses with ease. However, he was beaten hands down by Lefa Hlongwane shortly after he had denied Bathusi Aubaas.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    Khuliso Mudau - 5/10

    Endured a poor start to the game.

    Mudau was kept busy by the hard-running Lindokuhle Mbatha and when he pushed forward his crosses were surprisingly poor as his deliveries are usually good.

  • Aubrey Modiba, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022

    Aubrey Modiba - 6.5/10

    Played much better than fellow full-back Mudau.

    Modiba bombed up and down the wing to provide width for his teammates. The set-piece specialist had a chance to grab a late equalising goal, but he missed the target.

  • Rushine De Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021

    Rushine De Reuck - 7/10

    Impressed on his return to the team.

    De Reuck made a dominant start at the heart of the Masandawana defence and put in an encouraging performance. He made some well-timed clearances and interceptions.

  • Brian Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Brian Mandela - 5/10

    Unsettled by Aphelele Teto.

    Mandela looked out of sorts against a pacey and creative Teto. However, his aerial prowess was important when Downs were defending against aerial balls.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Teboho Mokoena - 6/10

    Worked hard in the middle of the park.

    Mokoena made a decent start to the game and controlled the central areas of the pitch for the most part. However, he looked exhausted after the restart and he was replaced by Andile Jali.

  • Haashim Domingo, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Haashim Domingo - 6/10

    Downs' chief passer.

    Domingo did well to change the point of attack in midfield. He also got himself in goalscoring positions and he was denied by goalkeeper Melusi Buthelezi twice before being substituted. 

  • Neo Meama, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Neo Maema - 5/10

    Couldn't make an impact on the night.

    Maema struggled to receive the ball in Galaxy's half and had to drop deep to have it at his feet. He was substituted just after the hour-mark.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns & Fabrice Ambina, Cape Town City, August 2022

    Themba Zwane - 5.5/10

    Took up unusual positions.

    This is because Galaxy did well to contain Zwane and he had one shot saved by Buthelezi. He was substituted after the restart having been neutralised by the visitors' defence.

  • Thabiso Kutumela of Mamelodi Sundowns

    Thabiso Kutumela - 5.5/10

    Full of running.

    Kutumela looked sharp as he made some promising runs, but his end product was poor and he was also substituted just after the hour mark.

  • Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Peter Shalulile - 5.5/10

    Surprisingly operated on the wings.

    Shalulile failed to make a significant impact in proceedings. However, he did register one shot on target after cutting inside from the right - forcing Buthelezi into a comfortable save.

  • Andile Jali, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022

    Andile Jali - 6/10

    Replaced Mokoena in the 64th minute and he looked sharp in midfield as he pulled the strings with his passing and movement.

  • Sipho Mbule, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Sipho Mbule - 5/10

    Mbule failed to impose himself on the game and take control as he would have liked after coming on in the 64th minute.

  • Abubeker Nasir, Mamelodi Sundowns,August 2022

    Abubeker Nassir - 6/10

    Also came on in the 64th minute and he caught the eye on his debut as he made good runs to get into dangerous positions where he combined well with his teammates.

  • Gaston Sirino, Mamelodi Sundowns, March 2022

    Gaston Sirino - 6/10

    Sirino put in a decent performance - carrying the team forward and forcing Buthelezi into making a good save.

  • Lesedi Kapinga, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021

    Lesedi Kapinga - 5/10

    Introduced in the 79th and he looked like a shell of himself as he couldn't make an impact.