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Bafana Bafana Player Ratings: Zwane goes missing as Williams redeems himself against Angola

10:46 PM GMT+4 20/11/2022
Themba Zwane of South Africa.
Themba Zwane was among those who under-performed as Bafana fought back to hold Palancas Negras in Nelspruit.

South Africa wrapped up their camp with a 1-1 draw against Angola in a friendly match at Mbombela Stadium on Sunday.
Several Bafana Bafana players under-performed including Themba Zwane, while Ronwen Williams was the team's best performer.
GOAL runs the rule over the individual performances of the Bafana players.

  • Ronwen Williams, Bafana Bafana, November 2022

    Ronwen Williams - 7.5/10

    Redeemed himself on the day after being criticised following Thursday's game against Mozambique.
    Williams showed great awareness and reflexes as he saved the visitors' attempts. He was unlucky to be beaten when Cristovao Paciencia scored, but he was the difference between a defeat and a draw for Bafana.

  • Sydney Mobbie Bafana Bafana.

    Nyiko Mobbie - 6.5/10

    One of the best crossers of the ball in the team.
    Mobbie had a decent game overall being solid defensively and good when pushing forward into Angola's half where he delivered some accurate crosses.

  • Aubrey Modiba South Africa Do Carmo Herenilson Angola.

    Aubrey Modiba - 5/10

    Tormented by Megue.
    Modiba was kept busy by the Angolan winger who was a constant threat to the hosts' defence. The Bafana left-back didn't offer much offensively. 

  • Rushine de Reuck Bafana Bafana.

    Rushine de Reuck - 5.5

    Struggled aerially. 
    De Reuck was caught in no-man's land when Paciencia netted with a header. However, he did distribute the ball well by playing good passes into the midfield.

  • Siyanda Xulu, Bafana Bafana, March 2021

    Siyanda Xulu - 6/10

    Made some vital clearances and interceptions as he enjoyed a decent game overall in the first half, but he was substituted at half-time due to a shoulder injury.


  • Teboho Mokoena of South Africa.

    Teboho Mokoena - 6.5/10

    Busy in midfield.
    Mokoena looked sharp and caused problems for Angola with his late runs into their box. He had two good chances in the opposition's box, but he failed to hit the target.

  • Luke Le Roux, Bafana Bafana, September 2022

    Luke Le Roux - 6/10

    Had a decent game in midfield.
    Le Roux operated in a deeper role in the middle of the park - winning most of his duels and forcing Palancas Negras to attack through the wings.

  • Themba Zwane Bafana Bafana.

    Themba Zwane - 5/10

    Not at his best.
    Zwane struggled to break the lines as he was unable to complete his dribbles and looked very disconnected from his teammates. He was substituted just after the hour mark.

  • Alex Bangura, Sierra Leone & Kgaogelo Sekgota, Bafana Bafana, November 2022

    Kgaogelo Sekgota - 6.5/10

    Influential in the first half.
    Sekgota was at his vintage best as he dribbled past players with creativity and Bafana were awarded a penalty after he was fouled. However, his influence waned after the restart.

  • Fagrie Lakay of South Africa challenged by Brendan Galloway of Zimbabwe, November 2021

    Fagrie Lakay - 5.5/10

    Had his moments but lacked consistency. 
    Lakay would have liked to do much more but was limited by the backline of Angola who did well to neutralize him.

  • Zakhele Lepasa of South Africa.

    Zakhele Lepasa - 7/10

    Pressed and hurried Palancas Negras' defenders who made mistakes.

    Lepasa scored the goal which ensured that the game ended in a draw from the penalty spot, but he was substituted in the 71st minute as he was no longer effective.

  • Grant Kekana Bafana Bafana.

    Grant Kekana - 6/10

    Put in a decent display after replacing Xulu in the first half as he brought some aerial prowess to the Bafana defence and he also timed his tackles very well.

  • Bongokuhle Hlongwane, Bafana Bafana, September 2021

    Bongokuhle Hlongwane - 6/10

    Injected some needed urgency and pace to the Bafana attack when he came on in the 61st minute, but he was indecisive in the final third. 

  • Miguel Timm, Bafana Bafana, November 2022

    Miguel Timm - 5.5/10

    Also introduced in the 61st minute and he brought some creativity to the hosts' midfield, but he was outnumbered in midfield at times when Palancas Negras counter attacked.

  • Monnapule Saleng, Bafana Bafana, November 2022

    Monnapule Saleng - 5/10

    Couldn't make an impact after coming on in the 71st minute and his poorly taken free-kick flew over the crossbar.

  • Khanyisa Mayo, Bafana Bafana, November 2022

    Khanyisa Mayo - 5.5/10

    Got himself into some good positions in Angola's box, but he couldn't keep his attempts on target having been introduced in the 71st minute.