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Caf Confederation Cup: Orlando Pirates Player Ratings - Peprah and Ndah standout against Simba SC

3:53 AM SGT 25/4/22
Kwame Peprah Kabelo Dlamini Orlando Pirates
The Buccaneers secured a 1-0 win over the Tanzanian champions in the quarter-final second-leg match on Sunday evening

GOAL runs the rule over the individual performers of the Bucs players after the Soweto giants reached the semi-finals.

  • Richard Ofori Orlando Pirates 2022.

    Richard Ofori - 7.5/10

    Relatively untroubled throughout the game.

    Ofori dealt well with aerial balls which were played in his area with Simba failing to take shots on target. 

    He was the hero during the penalty shootout as he denied Jonas Mkude and he went on to convert the final spot-kick to earn Bucs a 4-3 win on penalties.

  • Bandile Shandu Orlando Pirates 2022.

    Bandile Shandu - 6/10

    Not a particularly eye-catching performance from him. 

    Shandu was comfortable on the ball, but hardly needed to use his pace to track back and squandered a great opportunity in front of goal in the first half.

  • Innocent Maela, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Innocent Maela - 7/10

    Made his second successive start with Paseko Mako out injured.

    Maela always ventured forward which saw him grab an assist for the only goal of the match. He was also rock-solid defensively as he contained Israel Mwenda until he was substituted in the closing stages.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Olisa Ndah - 8/10

    Marked his return to the starting line-up with an eye-catching performance.

    Ndah was sound in defence for the Buccaneers making vital clearances and interceptions, while also being a threat in the opposition's box. He was denied twice by goalkeeper Aishi Manula.

  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Orlando Pirates, March 2022

    Ntsikelelo Nyauza - 6.5/10

    Had a fairly comfortable evening.

    This is despite having to deal with the presence of Crispin Mugalu, who was sent off in the second half. Nyauza made some well-timed tackles and also covered for Ndah.

  • Abel Mabaso of Orlando Pirates.

    Abel Mabaso - 6/10

    Also played well on his return to the team.

    Mabaso frustrated Simba play with crucial interceptions, but he was substituted at half-time when Pirates were looking to add more numbers in attack. He was replaced by attacking midfielder Linda Mntambo.

  • Fortune Makaringe, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Fortune Makaringe - 7/10

    Dominant in midfield after being handed a start.

    Makaringe won possession and distributed the ball with aplomb while also playing a big role stitching attacking plays for his own side.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Deon Hotto - 7/10

    A livewire in the left flank and took shots which were on target.

    Hotto used his pace and agility to trouble opposition defenders throughout while also forcing Manula into making two saves. He scored from the spot-kick in the shootout. 

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, February 2022

    Thembinkosi Lorch - 6.5/10

    His sharp movement created problems for the Simba defence.

    Lorch was lively throughout the game and dropped deep to help his teammates make attacking runs, but chances didn't fall for him in the opposition's box. 

  • Terrence Dzvukamanja, Orlando Pirates, December 2021

    Terrence Dzvukamanja - 6/10

    Handed a rare start with Bucs desperate for a win.

    Dzvukamanja started sharply and he fired the game's first shot on target which was blocked by Manula. He was substituted while looking exhausted in the second half.

  • Kwame Peprah, Orlando Pirates, April 2022

    Kwame Peprah - 8/10

    One of his best performances for the Buccaneers. 

    Peprah used his imposing physique to bully the Simba defenders. He also used his pace and ability to run in behind the defence to torment the visitors which saw him score the winning goal.

  • Linda Mntambo, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Linda Mntambo - 6/10

    Put in a decent shift after coming at half-time - playing some smart passes and he had a goal ruled out for offside. 

  • Tshegofatso Mabasa of Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    Tshegofatso Mabasa - 5.5/10

    Never stopped running after coming in the 63rd minute - pressing and hurrying the Simba defenders into making mistakes. He took his penalty very well during the shootout.

  • Frank Mhango, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Frank Mhango - 5.5/10

    Came on in the 77th minute and made some promising forward runs which were halted by the visitors' defence. He also scored from the spot-kick.

  • Kabelo Dlamini Orlando Pirates 2022.

    Kabelo Dlamini - 5/10

    Introduced with nine minutes left and he had a few touches on the ball without making any meaningful impact. He was denied by Manula during the shootout.