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Kaizer Chiefs Player Ratings: Dove and Bimenyimana show their class against Stellenbosch FC

20:55 SAST 2022/10/09
Edmilson Dove, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2022
The Soweto giants made it three wins in a row in the PSL when they overcame Stellies in the Western Cape

Kaizer Chiefs came back to secure a 3-1 win over Stellenbosch FC in a game that was played at DHL Stadium.

The Glamours Boys trailed after Nhlanhla Mgaga opened the scoring, but Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana grabbed a hat-trick to inspire Amakhosi to a win.

Bimenyimana was not the only Amakhosi player who dazzled for the Naturena-based giants as GOAL runs the rule over the individual performances of the players.

  •  Itumeleng Khune Kaizer Chiefs August 2022

    Itumeleng Khune - 6/10

    A spectator in the opening exchanges as Amakhosi enjoyed a strong start to the game.

    However, there was nothing he could do to stop Mgaga's strike after a mistake by Njabulo Blom. He was substituted in the 38th minute due to an injury.

  • Reeve Frosler, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2022

    Reeve Frosler - 7/10

    A threat to the Stellies defence.

    Frosler ventured up and down the wing and created several opportunities with his decent delivery from the right. He also had a shot saved by goalkeeper Sage Stephens.

  • Sifiso Hlanti, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    Sifiso Hlanti - 6/10

    Solid defensively.

    Tasked with marking Stellies' dangerman Junior Mendieta and he did the job. However, he didn't offer much going forward.

  • Siyabonga Ngezana Kaizer Chiefs

    Siyabonga Ngezana - 6.5/10

    Played well after being handed a rare start.

    Ngezana's pace proved to be vital for the hosts as he made some good covering runs. He also made several vital clearances and interceptions. 

  • Edmilson Dove, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022

    Edmilson Dove - 8.5/10

    Influential both defensively and offensively.

    Dove positioned himself well and used his physicality to his advantage as he dominated in defence. He also caught the eye with his passing ability as he started some of Chiefs' attacks.

    Named Man of the Match.

  • Njabulo Blom, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Njabulo Blom - 6/10

    Recovered well after his mistake.

    Blom gave away possession and he was punished by Mgaga. He then produced a good performance in the middle of the park - winning back possession and playing some accurate passes. 

  • Yusuf Maart, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022

    Yusuf Maart - 7/10

    Put in a commanding display.

    Maart carried Chiefs forward as he made forward runs with his sublime passes - linking the midfield with the attack. He was substituted with 12 minutes left on the clock.

  • Keagan Dolly of Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022

    Keagan Dolly - 7/10

    Put in a good, energetic performance. 

    Dolly was a thorn in Stellenbosch's flesh, with his pace, vision and link-up plays. However, he looked tired when he was substituted towards the end of the game. 

  • Sibongiseni Mthethwa Stellenbosch Ashley Du Preez Kaizer Chiefs.jpg

    Ashley du Preez - 5.5/10

    Missed another sitter.

    Du Preez, who has been criticized for missing easy chances, got himself in good positions, but he couldn't score including when he had only Stephens to beat.

  • Kgaogelo Sekgota, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Kgaogelo Sekgota - 6.5/10

    Decent display.

    Sekgota drove at defenders in a bid to unsettle Stellies' backline and he did that. He was unlucky not to score when Stephens came out to block his shot from close range.

  • Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana Kaizer Chiefs.

    Bonfils-Caleb Bimenymana - 9/10

    Best performance in Chiefs colours.

    Bimenyimana's displayed his brilliant movement which created problems for the Stellies defence with Mogamad De Goede fouling him twice and Chiefs got two penalties. 

    He showed off his great ability from the penalty spot as he became the first player to score a hat-trick of penalties.

  • Brandon Petersen, Kaizer Chiefs, February 2022

    Brandon Petersen - 7/10

    Replaced Khune and he had several quiet periods, but was certainly up to the mark whenever required. 

    Petersen also did a great job of managing Stellies' attacks from either wing knowing when to come out for crosses. 

  • Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Nkosingiphile Ngcobo - 6/10

    Put in a decent shift when he came in the 59th minute as he combined well with his teammates in midfield and also tracked back to help his teammates defend.

  • Dillon Solomons, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Dillan Solomons - 6/10

    Also came on in the 78th minute and his direct approach in the final third inspired Chiefs to attack more, but chances didn't fall for him in Stellies' box.

  • Samkelo Zwane, Kaizer Chiefs & Jayden Adams, Stellenbosch FC, October 2022

    Samkelo Zwane - 6/10

    A welcome change in place of Maart when he came on in the 78th minute, Zwane added a bit more steel to the midfield with his ball-winning ability.

    Orlando Pirates legend Eugune Zwane's son made his professional debut for Amakhosi.