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Kaizer Chiefs player ratings vs Orlando Pirates: Captain courageous Parker stands tall

19:21 EAT 05/03/2022
Ben Motshwari Orlando Pirates Bernard Parker Kaizer Chiefs March 2022
Glamour Boys centre-back Erick Mathoho had struggled defensively but ended up popping up in the Bucs box to secure a later winner against their archrivals

Kaizer Chiefs skipper Bernard Parker led by example in Amakhosi's Soweto derby win over Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

  • Brandon Petersen, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    GOALKEEPER: Brandon Petersen - 7

    Beaten late on by Olisa Ndah but was rescued by the woodwork. Did okay otherwise and was not overly tested on the day, right until injury time when he made a brilliant reflex stop to deny Terrence Dzvukamanja.

  • Njabulo Blom kaizer Chiefs

    RIGHT-BACK: Njabulo Blom - 4

    It was Blom's mistake which led to the Pirates counter-attack which resulted in their equaliser. Didn't offer his usual overlapping down the right wing either.

  • Erick Mathoho, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2021

    CENTRE-BACK: Erick Mathoho - 5

    Looked lethargic and was caught out badly several times, lucky not to concede a goal. However, there was redemption when he arrived at the near post 10 minutes from time to convert from close range for the winning goal.

  • Daniel Cardoso - Kaizer Chiefs

    CENTRE-BACK: Daniel Cardoso - 6

    Solid and uncompromising, he had a good game although could perhaps have got in a block on the cross which led to Pirates' goal.

  • Reeve Frosler - Kaizer Chiefs

    LEFT-BACK: Reeve Frosler - 7

    Scored brilliantly with a swerving effort from outside the box and showed good adventure to have been in that position. Also defended well to keep Bandile Shandu and Kabelo Dlamini quiet.

  • Bernard Parker, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    CENTRE-MID: Bernard Parker - 8

    Industrious in midfield, put in some telling balls into the Pirates box and did well to weight the pass which led to Frosler's goal. Led by example with a gutsy performance.

  • Njabulo Ngcobo, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2021

    CENTRE-MID: Njabulo Ngcobo - 6

    Not great in terms of distribution, but did well to shield the defence.

  • Phathutshedzo Nange, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    CENTRE-MID: Phathutshedzo Nange - 6

    A workaholic display by the former Black Leopards man who did a lot of the dirty work in the Amakhosi engine room.

  • Fortune Makaringe Khama Billiat Kaizer Chiefs

    STRIKER: Khama Billiat - 6

    Billiat was involved in the opening goal, and also made the pass which led to Keagan Dolly's goal, which was ruled offside incorrectly. Otherwise didn't do much before his afternoon was ended prematurely with what looked like a hamstring injury in the 38th minute.

  • Lebogang Manyama, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2021

    STRIKER: Lebogang Manyama - 5

    Didn't play too badly, but couldn't really get into the game and failed to take his opportunity of a rare start after being subbed at the interval for Leonardo Castro.

  • Linda Mntambo, Orlando Pirates & Keagan Dolly, Kaizer Chiefs, November 2021

    STRIKER: Keagan Dolly - 7

    Unlucky to have a well-taken first half ruled offside with replays suggesting it should have stood. Superb corner led to Mathoho's winner.

  • Kearyn Baccus of Kaizer Chiefs, November 2021

    SUB: Kearyn Baccus - 5

    Came on in the 38th minute for an injured Billiat and had a solid but unspectacular game.

  • Leonardo Castro, Kaizer Chiefs, December 2021

    SUB: Leonardo Castro - 4

    Came on for the second half but had very little impact before being forced off injured just 18 minutes later.

  • Kgaogelo Sekgota

    SUB: Kgaogelo Sekgota - 7

    Lively, threatened the Pirates defence a couple of times, but with no end product.

  • Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    SUB: Ramahlwe Mphahlele - 5

    Nearly caught out at the end when Dzvukamanja almost scored; Mphahlele had Petersen to thank for a fantastic save.

  • Austin Dube, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2021

    SUB: Thabani Dube - 6

    Helped shored things up for the final 10 minutes.