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Mamelodi Sundowns Player Ratings: Sirino sensational as Zwane makes costly mistake against Sekhukhune United

11:25 PM IST 20/08/22
Junior Mendieta, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022
Masandawana were frustrated by a stubborn Babina Noko side in a match which took place in Polokwane on Saturday

Mamelodi Sundowns let their lead slip in their 1-1 draw against Sekhukhune United in a PSL encounter at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

It was a match which saw the Brazilians dominate possession, but they could only score once through their talisman Peter Shalulile.

Several Sundowns players caught the eye, while some underperformed on the day.

GOAL rates the performances of the Masandawana players.

  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Ronwen Wiliams - 6/10

    Untroubled in the first half as Downs were dominating the match.

    Williams was beaten hands down by Linda Mntambo after his defence was exposed just after the restart. He then made two good saves to keep Sekhukhune at bay.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Khuliso Mudau - 6.5/10

    A livewire on the right flank.

    Mudau contributed well in both defence and attack. He should have scored when he was set up by Themba Zwane in the first half, but he missed the target.

  • Aubrey Modiba, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Aubrey Modiba - 6/10

    Looked good when pushing forward on the left flank.

    However, Modiba seemed to lack a yard of pace on occasion when defending, but he formed a good partnership with Gaston Sirino on the left wing.

  • Rushine De Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022

    Rushine de Reuck - 7/10

    Played much better than his central defensive partner Mandela.

    De Reuck dealt with offensive threats adequately and displayed great passes to enable Downs' build-up play. He is surely Downs' best centre back at the moment.

  • Brian Mandela, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    Brian Mandela - 5/10

    Tormented by Tshegofatso Mabsa.

    Mandela often found himself out of place against Sekhukhune's right-wing players. He gave Mabasa space to set up Linda Mntambo for the equalising goal.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Teboho Mokoena - 6/10

    Operated in a deeper role in midfield with Andile Jali benched.

    Mokoena was solid defensively, making timely clearances and reading Sekhukhune's movements intelligently. However, his impact waned towards the end of the game.

  • Sphelele Mkhulise, Mamelodi Sundowns, May 2022

    Sphelele Mkhulise - 6.5/10

    Impressive on his return to the team.

    Mkhulise was strong in possession and impeded Babina Noko's movement with good tackles. He also combined well with his teammates when he pushed forward.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Themba Zwane - 7/10

    A creative hub in midfield.

    Zwane ran the show for Sundowns and troubled Sekhukhune with his runs and passing having been involved in the build-up to the visitors' goal. However, he lost possession in the build-up to Downs conceding.

  • Gaston Sirino, Mamelodi Sundowns, March 2022

    Gaston Sirino - 8/10

    Sensational outing.

    Sirino was a constant threat on the wings - beating his markers with ease and often delivered dangerous crosses into the box which saw him grab an assist when Peter Shalulile scored from his cross.

  • Neo Maema Mamelodi Sundowns

    Neo Maema - 5/5/10

    Looked a bit off the pace.

    Maema failed to impose himself and he lost possession way too easily in the final third a couple of times. He was substituted toward the end of the game.

  • Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Peter Shalulile - 7/10

    Continued his scoring form.

    Shalulile's movement was good throughout the game as he interchanged positions with his fellow front three which unsettled the Sekhukhune defence. He positioned himself well when he scored.

  • Thabiso Kutumela, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021

    Thabiso Kutumela - 5/10

    Introduced in the 74th minute and he didn't pose much of a threat to the hosts' defence with chances not falling for him in Babina Noko's box.

  • Sipho Mbule, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    N/A

    Sipho Mbule, Thapelo Morena. Lesedi Kapinga, and Lyle Lakay were all introduced in the 83rd minute and it was too late to warrant a rating.