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Orlando Pirates player ratings after Golden Arrows draw: Mntambo and Makgaka disappoint

22:53 GMT+3 20/11/2021
Linda Mntambo, Orlando Pirates, October 2021
The Buccaneers were held to a 0-0 draw by Abafana Bes'thende in a PSL encounter at Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday afternoon

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

  • Siyabonga Mpontshane, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Siyabonga Mpontshane - 6/10

    Hardly tested on the day as he kept his third clean sheet of the season.

    Mpontshane's positioning was good as he made a comfortable save from Michael Gumede's deflected shot in the second-half.



  • Bandile Shandu, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Bandile Shandu - 5/10

    Struggled defensively with Pule Mmodi giving him a torrid time.

    Shandu also didn't offer much going forward as he struggled to show why he is preferred ahead of Wayde Jooste.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Paseka Mako - 6

    Not at his attacking best on the day.

    However, Mako did well to contain the speedy Siboniso Conco, who was never a threat to the Pirates defence.

  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza

    Ntsikelelo Nyauza - 7/10

    Played well on his return to the Bucs starting line-up.

    Nyauza dealt well with Gumede, and was generally tidy in defence, making important clearances and interceptions.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Olisa Ndah - 7/10

    Solid performance at the heart of the Bucs defence.

    Ndah kept his side pushing with neat passes and was tidy in defence too, making some crucial blocks at the back.



  • Abel Mabaso, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    Abel Mabaso - 7/10

    Worked hard on his return to midfield.

    Mabaso went about his duties - winning possession and distributing the ball very well, but he was surprisingly substituted at half-time.

  • Fortune Makaringe, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Fortune Makaringe - 6/10

    Pirates' livewire in the first-half - creating chances for his teammates.
    Makaringe came close to scoring when his effort hit the woodwork, but he couldn't make any impact after the restart as he lacked creativity.

  • Linda Mntambo, Orlando Pirates

    Linda Mntambo - 5/10

    His three-match scoring run came to an end.

    Mntambo drifted forward a few times trying to work openings, but he was quickly closed down and he was never a threat to the Arrows defence.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, January 2021

    Deon Hotto - 6/10

    Started off brightly on the left flank.

    Hotto worked a few openings which saw him force goalkeeper Nkosingiphile Gumede into a fine save, but he also faded away after the restart.

  • Kwame Peprah, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    Kwame Peprah - 5/10

    Handed his second successive start.

    Peprah was never a threat to the Arrows defence as he had no supply from midfield and he looked frustrated at times.

  • Collins Makgaka, Orlando Pirates, November 2020

    Collins Makgaka

    Another attacker, who disappointed on the day.

    Makgaka couldn't produce anything special and he was replaced by Terrence Dzvukamanja.

  • Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Thabang Monare - 6/10

    Replaced Mabaso at half-time and he did his job well as he protected the Bucs defence, while playing some nice forward passes.

  • Terrence Dzvukamanja, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Terrence Dzvukamanja - 5/10

    Came on in the 62nd minute and he was anonymous with the Arrows defence doing well to contain him.

  • Ntsako Makhubela, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    Ntsako Makhubela - 5/10

    Replaced Mntambo in the 63rd minute, but he was ineffective and produced nothing of note himself.

  • Boitumelo Radiopane, Orlando Pirates, May 2021

    Boitumelo Radiopane - 5/10

    Introduced with 13 minutes left and he rarely got on the ball despite Bucs being in control when he came on.

    Radiopane made his official debut for Pirates.


  • Kabelo Dlamini, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Kabelo Dlamini - N/A

    Came on in stoppage time and it was too late to warrant a rating.