Maritzburg United’s Zimbabwe international Evans Rusike was the toast of the night when he exhibited his class in the ABSA Premiership clash on Wednesday night.
The lanky striker showed his class when he scored a brace against Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday.
Rusike’s two goals came first in the first half and the other in the second half. The striker could have added more to his name but it was not meant to be on the night.
He made some beautiful efforts during the game with some of his strikes served by the goalkeeper.
The former Kiglon Bird FC man’s portraits to the fine form was long noticed when he scored in the MTN Cup clash against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Meanwhile, not to be outdone was Golden Arrows attacker Kuda Mahachi who also made it to the scoresheet. The lad had a decent game and he scored from the spot.
He could have scored more but he was constantly denied by the goalkeeper. His first attempt came in the 4th minute.
His speedy runs and trickery was a menace to opponents’ back line. His team mate and fellow country man Knox Mutizwa had little to show. He came in as replacement on the 76th minute mark. However he was not only adding numbers but played his part considering the time he had.
Meanwhile things were not going according to plans for the former Zimbabwe captain and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande.
The Amakhosi hardman had a torrid time when he was deployed at the centre back to cover up for defender Erick Mathoho who was sent off in the seventh minute. As such he took more time to settle at the back. However he gained his composure in the second half despite his team going 2-1 down at fulltime.
Other players in the PSL who played well during the midweek fixtures were goalkeeper Gorge Chigova. The keeper conceded through a penalty in the 2-1 win over Sundowns. He never had serious threats as he easily dealt them due to his solid frame. However he suffered some late scare but the strike went off and missed the target by inches.
Also marking a mark was Talent Chawapiwa. The former FC Platinum midfielder made his second start at Baroka. He seemed to have settled early and he had a fair share of the game against Orlando Pirates.His team drew 1-1.
Khama Billiat, Onismor Bhasera and Kingstone Nkatha all missed the midweek action. Billiat was out due to flue and hopefully he will get better very soon. For Nkatha it seems like a matter of struggle as he has remained an unused substitute for two consecutive games.
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