Percy Tau was the star of the show as he guided Bafana Bafana to a 2-1 victory over Libya to secured their qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, writes DYLAN APPOLIS.
Darren Keet: 8/10
Keet did well to fill in for the injured Itumeleng Khune. Although he gave away a penalty, the shots-topper made a few crucial saves and clearances to command the team from the back.
Thulani Hlatshwayo: 7/10
The Bidvest Wits captain was on of Bafana’s standout performers against Libya, winning his aerial battles with ease, while remaining solid in there defence.
Alongside his teammate (Hlatshwayo) for club and country, Mkhwanazi did well to bring Libya’s attack to a halt on numerous occasions, while standing firm in Bafana’s backline.
Sifiso Hlanti: 7/10
Hlanti stuck with Stuart Baxter’s game plan and did well to execute his tactics on the field, while providing an assist for Tau.
The SuperSport United midfielder remained solid in the middle of the park and did well to command play from the midfielder.
Thamsanqa Mkhize: 6/10
The Cape Town City captain held his own in the wing-back position and did well to handle deal with the threats coming down the right flank.
Innocent Maela: 5/10
The Orlando Pirates man gave away possession on a number of occasions while also picking up a yellow card early in the first half.
Kamohelo Mokotjo: 6/10
The Brentford midfielder was a shadow of himself in the first half as he was unable to deal with the pressure coming from Libya, but came out slightly better in the second half.
Themba Zwane: 6/10
The Mamelodi Sundowns attacker did well to link up with the likes of Tau and Mothiba, but lost possession on a few occasions.
Percy Tau: 9/10
Proved to be a threat throughout the game, especially on the counter, while managed to bag a brace to seal their qualification into the Afcon tournament.
Lebo Mothiba: 8/10
Just like Tau, Mothiba remained a constant threat, especially while linking up with his strike partner. He also provided the assists for Tau’s opening goal.
The Sundowns captain came on as a second half substitute and almost found the back of the net with his trademark long range effort.
Lars Veldwijk: N/A
The Sparta Rotterdam forward did not play enough minutes for a rating.
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