Tshabalala vs Chenene

Head to Head Battle

Bennett Chenene vs Siphiwe Tshabalala

Bafana Bafana’s first choice down the left side of attack is Kaizer Chiefs man Siphiwe Tshabalala, although he can also play through the middle. Moroka Swallows’ Bennett Chenene is a man finding form again, so he goes head to head with Tshabalala and they could both find themselves in the national squad if Chenene keeps up his form.

Tshabalala                                                               Chenene

                             7                                   One v One                             8

The ability to run at opponents and beat them in on versus one situations.

                             9                              Goal scoring                         8

How often do they score goals for their teams?

                             8                                   Crossing                             7       

A winger must not only be able to get down the line, but the end product of his crossing is crucial too.

                             8                             Temperament                          8

When the pressure is on and defenders are kicking you, do you respond right and get on with the game?

                            8                                 Current form                        9

His form levels at this current point in the 2012/13 season.

                           9                       Overall team value                   8

What he brings to the team when he plays and how important he is given his all-round contribution.

                          49                                  TOTALS                            48


Battle of the coaches

Saturday’s MTN8 Cup Final presents the battle of the coaches as Zeca Marques squares up against Gavin Hunt. Meet the men who are the brains behind the team.


Zeca Marques (Moroka Swallows)

Full name: Jose Marques; Age: 52; Born: Oporto, Portugal

Marques holds a Uefa A coaching license as well as a Dutch FA (KNVB) certificate, but he is yet to win a trophy. He has been an assistant coach for some time in his career, at Swallows as well as Wits University. He started work at The Birds back in 1999, so he has waited a long time for his chance as the head coach.

Marques’ Premier League record: Played 25; Won 7; Drawn 8; Lost 9

*As at end of 2011/12 season


Gavin Hunt (SuperSport United

Full name: Gavin John Hunt; Age: 48; Born: Cape Town

Hunt holds a Uefa A coaching license and has guided SuperSport to three Premiership titles: 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10 as well as the 2012 Nedbank Cup. He also took Moroka Swallows, his opponent in the MTN8 Cup Final, to Absa Cup victory in 2004. Hunt began his coaching career at Seven Stars, before joining Hellenic and Black Leopards.

His Premier League record: Played 424; Won 180; Drawn 127; Lost 117

*As at end of 2011/12 season



Keet making waves

Darren Keet is making waves in Belgium and has been included in the Belgian Team of the Week for three weeks running.

Pity there was no space for him in the Bafana Bafana squad for Brazil, but Khune, Josephs and Sandilands are all quality goalkeepers.

Check out this image of Keet alongside Belgium’s best players!