Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs grabbed the first three points of the season against Maritzburg United. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

9/10 for new star: Chiefs 3-0 Maritzburg player ratings

Are Kaizer Chiefs’ glory days around the corner? Here are the latest player ratings after a dominant performance over Maritzburg United.

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs grabbed the first three points of the season against Maritzburg United. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Arthur Zwane’s Kaizer Chiefs look menacing. The Glamour Boys put Maritzburg United to the sword on Tuesday night with a 3-0 win, and it could have been worse.

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After making two changes from the shock 1-0 loss to Royal AM last weekend, Amakhosi needed just four minutes to take the lead through Ashley Du Preez.

The second came via new captain Keagan Dolly on 24 minutes, before the 18-year-old sensation Mduduzi Shabalala delivered the final nail in the coffin in second-half stoppage time.

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  • Bruce Bvuma, 8 – Commanding and made a great save to keep the score 2-0.
  • Dillan Solomons, 7 – Solid defending and attack. Missed a great chance to score.
  • Zitha Kwinika, 8 – Showed great timing and calm.
  • Siyabonga Ngezana, 7- Solid as the hard-man next to Kwinika.
  • Reeve Frosler, 6 – Had a bit of a quiet game with minimal attacking.
  • Yusuf Maart, 9 – Best game so far in a Chiefs jersey. Won the Man of the Match.
  • Siyethemba Sithebe, 6 – Did not get on the ball enough for a midfielder.
  • Lehlogonolo Matlou, 8 – Great debut. Created two missed chances for Solomons and Du Preez.
  • Khama Billiat, 5 – Was off the pace and lost numerous balls.
  • Keagan Dolly, 6 – Made little impact besides his fine finish to make it 2-0.
  • Ashley Du Preez, 8 – Was dangerous with his pace, especially for the opening goal.

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Maart has needed two games to convince Zwane he is the club’s best number 6. Image: @SAFootClassics / Twitter


  • Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, 7- Was heavily involved, needed to make quicker decisions on the ball.
  • Kgaogelo Sekgota, 7 – Changed the game. Provided an excellent pre-assist for the final goal.
  • Mduduzi Shabalala, 7 – Made an excellent run to find Chiefs’ final goal.
  • Njabulo Blom – Not enough minutes for a rating.
  • Njabulo Ngcobo – Not enough minutes for a rating.

Meanwhile, Zwane’s side will take a day off before returning on Thursday to prepare for the battle against Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus on Saturday afternoon at 15:00.

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