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Bvuma steps out of Khune's shadow - Chiefs ratings

Kaizer Chiefs' young goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma stepped out of Itumeleng Khune's shadow when he gave a top performance in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with SuperSport United. Vodacom Soccer's David Minchella assesses the player ratings.

Bruce Bvuma 8/10: The 21-year-old was brave as a lion in dealing with balls into his box and showed leadership qualities by verbally marshalling his defence. An excellent save from Thuso Phala in a one-on-one situation capped off a superb night for the youngster.
     
Tsepo Masilela 6/10: Hardly put a foot wrong defensively and was often an outlet down the left-hand side in the wave after wave of Chiefs attacks. Was in the wrong place at the wrong time for SuperSport's equaliser.
     
Rama Mphahlele 8/10: Showing Arthur Zwane like qualities with how he bombs forward from right-back tirelessly. His surges are now being married with added quality and he set up Tshabalala's second goal.      

Eric Mathoho 4/10: A poor night for the central defender who was turned inside and out by SuperSport's attack. Mandla Masango left him for dead for United's equaliser while he was lucky Bvuma bailed him out after Thuso Phala did the same in the second half.
     
Daniel Cardoso 6/10: Lacks the decisiveness of Lorenzo Gordinho but hardly put a foot wrong all night for Chiefs.     

Siphiwe Tshabalala 9/10: A top class showing from the veteran attacking midfielder. His first goal was a sublime chip and his second strike was executed with ruthless precision. He appears to be getting better with age as player.  

Joseph Malongoane 5/10: The winger had a night to forget and was yanked off by coach Steve Komphela after missing two great chances that would have sealed the win for Chiefs.  

Lucky Baloyi 6/10: Another solid but unspectacular showing from the plucky central midfielder.     

Willard Katsande 7/10: Tackled everything in sight and was in formidable mood in front of Chiefs' back four. As consistent and effective as they come in the holding role.     

Bernard Parker 6.5/10: Showed real number nine qualities as he scrapped for every ball. Was unlucky not to score when his effort came off the underside of the post in the first half.     

Edmore Chirambadare 5/10: There is no faulting his effort but time and again the winger lacks the quality to hurt teams. He came off in the second stanza for William Twala.