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Soweto Derby: Kaizer Chiefs Player Ratings - Blom majestic but Bimenyimana wasteful against Swallows FC

00:02 GMT+3 06/10/2022
Njabulo Blom, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2022
Amakhosi stretched their unbeaten run to four matches in the Premier Soccer League when they defeated Amaswaiswai on Wednesday.

Kaizer Chiefs edged out Swallows FC 2-1 in a Soweto Derby encounter that was played at the 2010 Fifa World Cup training venue, Dobsonville Stadium.

Goals from Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana and Keagan Dolly earned the Glamour Boys their first away win of the season in the local top-flight.

Edmilson Dove walked away with the Man of the Match accolade, but the Mozambique international was not the only Chiefs player who had a good game.

GOAL rates the performances of the Amakhosi players.

  • Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune August 2022

    Itumeleng Khune - 6/10

    Had fairly little to do with Swallows struggling to keep their attempts at goal on target.

    Khune made one save throughout the game, but he was helpless for Waseem Isaacs' headed goal. His ball distribution was on point once again.

  • Reeve Frosler, Kaizet Chiefs, August 2022

    Reeve Frosler - 5.5/10

    Started the game well, but his influence waned. 

    Frosler bombed up and down the right flank. However, he was in no-man's land for Swallows' goal as he couldn't stop Isaacs from scoring from his flank.

  • Sifiso Hlanti, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Sifiso Hlanti - 6.5/10

    Decent display.

    Hlanti was a great engine down the left flank and tracked back really well to defend. He contained Kagiso Malinga who was substituted.

  • Zitha Kwinika Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Zitha Kwinika - 6.5/10

    A true leader in Chiefs' backline.

    Kwinika made a positive start to the game and was instrumental in organizing Amakhosi's defence. He had a chance to score from close range after attacking a free-kick from Dolly, but he narrowly missed the target.

  • Edmilson Dove, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022

    Edmilson Dove - 7.5/10

    Slowly becoming Amakhosi's best defender.

    Dove's pace proved to be vital for the visitors as he made some great covering runs and vital clearances. However, he was unlucky as his poor pass led to Swallows' goal.

    Named Man of the Match.

  • Njabulo Blom, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Njabulo Blom - 8/10

    One of the best defensive midfielders in the PSL.

    Blom did very well to win the ball back as Chiefs maintained their high-intensity pressing. He was also good on the ball - playing some accurate passes to his teammates. 

  • Yusuf Maart, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022

    Yusuf Maart - 6/10

    Worked his socks off in midfield.

    Maart looked sharp in attack as well as defence. However, he looked tired towards the end of the game having been a permanent fixture in the team this term.

  • Keagan Dolly of Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022

    Keagan Dolly - 7.5/10

    Impressed on his return to the team.

    Dolly was thoroughly involved in the build-up throughout the game as his incisive passes unsettled the hosts' backline. He scored a wonderful goal from an indirect free-kick.

  • Kgaogelo Sekgota of Kaizer Chiefs

    Kgaogelo Sekgota - 7/10

    Undoubtedly Chiefs' best player this term.

    Sekgota played like a player with a point to prove against his former side - creating problems for the hosts' defence with his tricks and speed. He grabbed an assist when Bimenyimana headed home his top-notch cross.

  • Ashley Du Preez

    Ashley du Preez - 6/10

    It was not the best night.

    Du Preez lacked his usual quality, but he caught the eye with his relentless pressing. He also got an assist when Dolly scored after the duo combined from an indirect free-kick.

  • Bonfils Caleb Bimenyimana, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022

    Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana - 6.5/10

    Could have scored a hat-trick if he had taken his chances.

    Bimenyimana got himself into good positions in Amaswaiswai's box, but he was let down by some poor finishing. He did score with a decent header before he became wasteful.

  • Siyabonga Ngezana & Cole Alexander, September 2022

    Cole Alexander - 6/10

    Coach Arthur Zwane's only substitute helped Amakhosi reassert their dominance in midfield and they contained Amaswaiswai having been introduced in the 80th minute.