S.A based players round-up

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It was a night to remember for Willard Katsande when he made his 200th appearance for Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday night.

The Amakhosi hardman enjoyed every part of the game and made some serious contribution which helped his team cruise to its first win of the season. He made some crucial interceptions in the midfield during first half which initiated some attacks which were wasted upfront.

Ronald Pfumbidzai is another player who will remember matchday three of the ABSA Premiership after he made his debut for Bloemfontein Celtic. He played the whole ninety minutes and was outstanding though he was unsettled at some point.

Golden Arrows winger Kudakwashe Mahachi was just at his best when he tore apart the defense of Bidvest Wits every time and then. The speedy forward set the tone of the game as early as three minutes when he tumbled under a challenge in the box but the referee ignored it.

His fellow country man Knox Mutizwa had little to show as he came in with nine minutes left on the clock.

Mamelodi Sundowns playmaker, Khama Billiat did not feature for his team in a 2-1 win against Free State Stars. The forward was out due to a hip injury. He also missed matchday two fixture with flue.

Danny Phiri was also out of action with an achilles injury. Phiri was suppossed to come back in fold after serving his two match ban. Sadly, the midfielder injured himself at training as he was about to run and take off and he pulled his Achilles tendon. He will be out of action for at least eight months.

Supersport United’s Onismor Bhasera is also recovering after a hip operation.

Evans Rusike, Ovidy Kararu and Talant Chawapiwa all featured for their team but their performances were not on top. Chawapiwa only came alive in the second half.

Goalkeeper George Chigova also had a bad day in office when he saw to goals going past him during their 2-1 home defeat to Celtic.