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Orlando Pirates player ratings after Baroka FC draw: Mntambo & Hotto disappoint

2:38 PM MYT 03/12/2021
Linda Mntambo, Orlando Pirates, October 2021
The Buccaneers were held to a 0-0 draw by Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele in a PSL match at Orlando Stadium on Thursday night

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

  • Siyabonga Mpontshane, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Siyabonga Mpontshane - 6/10

    Alert on the few occasions he was required.

    Mpontshane pulled off a stunning save to deny Nhlanhla Mgaga after the restart as he enjoyed a fairly comfortable night in goal.

  • Bandile Shandu, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Bandile Shandu - 5/10

    Seemed to lack confidence on the ball during his time on the pitch.

    Shandu was unsurprisingly replaced by Kwanda Mngonyama at half-time and the latter played much better in the right-back position.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Paseka Mako - 7/10

    Outshone Shandu on the right.

    Mako provided more energy, directness and attacking sprints on the left flank, while also delivering some good crosses for his teammates.

  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Ntsikelelo Nyauza - 6/10

    Wasn't tested in the match as he continues to captain Bucs in Happy Jele's absence.

    Baroka launched most of their attacks in the wings and Nyauza had a lot of time to drift further forward and push for Bucs' cause.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Olisa Ndah - 7/10

    Did well to contain Evidence Makgopa.

    Ndah won their aerial and ground battles, while also being a threat when pushing forward as his long pass sent Deon Hotto through on goal, but he missed the target.

  • Ben Motshwari, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Ben Motshwari - 7,5/10

    Arguably the most in-form Pirates player at the moment.

    Motshwari was key to impeding Baroka attacking movements, reading the game brilliantly, while also pushing forward which saw him force goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke into a great save.

  • Fortune Makaringe, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Fortune Makaringe - 6/10

    Didn't do much wrong in midfield as a box-to-box midfielder.

    However, Makaringe's passes and shots were wayward at times and he was substituted towards the end of the game.

  • Linda Mntambo, Orlando Pirates, November 2020

    Linda Mntambo - 5/10

    A quiet night at the office for the experienced attacker.

    Mntambo, who has been one of Pirates' best players in recent matches, struggled to make an impact with Baroka doing well to contain him until he was substituted.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Deon Hotto - 5/10

    Another key attacker who failed to make an impact.

    Hotto missed a sitter after rounding Masuluke in the first half and he didn't threaten Baroka thereafter.

  • Collins Makgaka, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Collins Makgaka - 6/10

    Looked keen to impress against his former employers.

    Makgaka was a bright spark for Pirates with his energetic runs and ball control, but he couldn't create chances for his teammates or test Masuluke.

  • Kwame Peprah, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    Kwame Peprah - 6/10

    Started well as he held up the ball, and laid it off to other players.

    However, Peprah's impact waned as the game progressed and he was substituted at half-time.

  • Kwanda Mngonyama, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Kwanda Mngonyama - 6/10

    Came on prior to the start of the second half and spent most of his time in the visitors' half combining well with his teammates and playing some good crosses.

  • Tshegofatso Mabasa of Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    Tshegofatso Mabasa - 5/10

    Subbed to bolster Pirates' attack at half-time, but he failed to impress as Baroka did well to cut the supply from the wings and he looked frustrated up front.

  • Kabelo Dlamini, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Kabelo Dlamini - 5/10

    Almost made an immediate impact by getting close to scoring right after coming on in the 63rd minute, but fell silent thereafter.

  • Boitumelo Radiopane, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Boitumelo Radiopane - 5/10

    Introduced in the 77th minute and he made a few touches of the ball near the centre circle and never troubled Baroka.

  • Terrence Dzvukamanja, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Terrence Dzvukamanja - N/A

    Had little time to make an impact as he came on in the 89th minute.