The ExtraStrong Team of the Week!

JOHANNESBURG – It was a disappointing week in South African football.

SuperSport United lost the Caf Confederation Cup final to TP Mazembe, even though they needed just one unanswered goal to become continental champions for the first time in the club’s history.

Matsatsantsa a Pitori were not the only team which struggled to find the back of the net.

In 14 Absa Premiership matches that were played from Tuesday last week, 12 ended in draws, and half of those ended goalless.

This led to Orlando Pirates’ coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic saying that the poor finishing in the country is the worst he has seen in the 138 countries he has been to.

Khama Billiat and Bernard Parker lead the attack just because they managed to find the back of the net this past week.

While we have problems with scoring goals, the positive is that a lot of chances are created.

Katlego Otladisa and Sinethemba Jantjie are among those creative players who manufacture a number of chances.

Otladisa scored his first goal in the colours of Platinum Stars against Baroka FC on Sunday.

Thabo Nodada and Musa Nyatama anchor the midfield after leading their respective clubs to confidence-boosting results this weekend.

Nodada was part of the Cape Town City side that came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Golden Arrows, while Nyatama led the Buccaneers to their first win in seven matches – taking Pirates from eighth place to second.

Denis Onyango is in goal after keeping two clean-sheets for Mamelodi Sundowns, including a big win for the club against struggling league champions Bidvest Wits.

ExtraStrong Team of the Week

Goalkeeper: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Defenders: Patrick Phungwayo (Free State Stars), Buhle Mkhwanazi (Bidvest Wits), Soumahoro Bangaly (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thembela Sikhakhane (AmaZulu)

Midfielders: Sinethemba Jantjie (Free State Stars), Thabo Nodada (Cape Town City), Musa Nyatama (Orlando Pirates), Katlego Otladisa (Platinum Stars).

Strikers: Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs).

 

The Star