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Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates - who smashed it with their signings?

05:00 IST 25/12/2021
Keagan Dolly, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021
Results wise it's also been a mixed campaign for both Amakhosi and the Buccaneers with neither able to find enough consistency to challenge Mamelodi Sundowns

There has been mixed success for Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates this season in terms of their pre-season transfer activity.

  • Olisa Ndah Keagan Dolly Orlando Pirates Kaizer Chiefs


    After a season long transfer ban, Chiefs hit the transfer market with a vengeance, and it can be stated from the outset that the signing of Keagan Dolly has been the best in the PSL this term.

    But overall, did Chiefs fare better or worse than their arch rivals Pirates, who also did some serious business ahead of the 2021/ 22 campaign?

    GOAL breaks it down for you:

  • Keagan Dolly Khama Billiat Kaizer Chiefs

    Kaizer Chiefs hit: Keagan Dolly: 9/10

    Dolly has been sensational and hugely influential with 10 goal involvements in 15 matches, while also reclaiming his Bafana Bafana spot.

  • Sifiso Hlanti, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Kaizer Chiefs hit: Sifiso Hlanti: 7/10

    Started very well and even broke back into the Bafana Bafana squad before the left-back's campaign was held back a bit by injury.

  • Njabulo Ngcobo, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2021

    Kaizer Chiefs hit: Njabulo Ngcobo: 7/10

    Showed his quality every time he played, though the ex-Swallows man's progress was perhaps slowed by a lack of game-time opportunities and by being shunted into different positions.

  • Phathutshedzo Nange, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Kaizer Chiefs hit: Phathutshedzo Nange: 6.5/10

    Not an overwhelming success, but Nange has played a lot and generally been solid since his move from Stellenbosch.

  • Keagan Dolly Kaizer Chiefs Cole Alexander

    Kaizer Chiefs miss: Cole Alexander: 6/10

    Started quite well before fading a bit and also not especially popular with the fans. Alexander has not been bad, but it's questionable as to whether his signing was really needed in an area where the Glamour Boys have plenty of cover.

  • Kgaogelo Sekgota of Kaizer Chiefs

    Kaizer Chiefs miss: Kgaogelo Sekgota: 6/10

    He's shown some moments of quality and could be an electric player for Chiefs. But Sekgota has been held back by injury and has not yet got going for Amakhosi.

  • Austin Dube, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2021

    Kaizer Chiefs miss: Thabani Dube: 5/10

    Hasn't played much, and when he has, it's also been in different positions. Dube is probably currently the number four or five in the central defensive pecking order.

  • Sibusiso Mabiliso, Kaizer Chiefs, November 2021

    Kaizer Chiefs miss: Sibusiso Mabiliso: 4/10

    Things looked good for Mabiliso after he cracked the Bafana Bafana squad, despite barely having played for Chiefs. However, with an own goal to his credit and some deteriorating form, Mabiliso has faded right off the scene and has fallen behind a bunch of other players vying for the left-back slot.

  • Brandon Petersen, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Kaizer Chiefs miss: Brandon Petersen: 4/10

    With Daniel Akpeyi, Bruce Bvuma and Itumeleng Khune in the goalkeeping department, Petersen's signing was always going to be questionable.

  • Olisa Ndah Orlando Pirates Phatutshedzo Nange Kaizer Chiefs

    Orlando Pirates hit: Olisa Ndah: 8/10

    The young Nigerian centre-back has been immense and so far ranks as one of the finds of the season.

  • Bandile Shandu, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Orlando Pirates hit: Bandile Shandu: 8/10

    Started slow and steadily after signing from Maritzburg United, Shandu has really flourished over the past month or so as a marauding right-back whipping balls into the box and scoring a couple himself.

  • Kwame Peprah, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Orlando Pirates hit: Kwame Peprah: 7/10

    Took a while to get going and still needs to find consistency, Kwame looked the part even when not scoring, and now with four goals in his last two matches, is starting to show what he is capable of.

  • Ntsako Makhubela, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Orlando Pirates hit: Ntsako Makhubela: 6/10

    Has brought quite a bit to the team with his dribbling skills and ability to run with the ball at pace at opposition defenses.

  • Goodman Mosele, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Orlando Pirates miss: Goodman Mosele: 6/10

    Were it not for some disciplinary issues, Mosele could well have also made the hit list, and the former Baroka playmaker might still do so before the season end.

  • Kwanda Mngonyama, Orlando Pirates, July 2021

    Orlando Pirates miss: Kwanda Mngonyama: 5/10

    With a lot of competition at centre-back and right-back, Mngonyama has not had much action.

  • Bandile Shandu Orlando Pirates celebrate

    Scorecard - Bucs edge it

    Amakhosi received four hits and five misses. Bucs got four hits and two misses.

    Working on the average score per player, the Sea Robbers take top honours with an average score of 6.66 per player.

    Chiefs can take credit for the best signing, Dolly, but overall they managed to score an average rating of 6.05.