Senegal vs. South Africa player ratings

Senegal vs. South Africa player ratings
From ESPN - November 14, 2017

Senegal snatched a last-gasp win over South Africa to end their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign on a high at a packed Stade Lopold Sdar Senghor in Dakar on Tuesday.

Bafana Bafana had their moments, but were punished for some poor defending and a failure to convert their chances.

In this feature, KwesESPN rates the performances of the players.


7 - Alfred Gomis made some assured saves and was also good in dealing with high balls.

6 - Moussa Wague: Laid on the winner as his corner was headed home by Kara Mbodji, but also at times struggled to contain the quick South African midfielders.

7 - Kara Mbodji: Won the game with a fine header and also looked strong throughout the 90 minutes.

6 - Cheikhou Kouyat: Read the quick passing of the South Africans well and made some vital interceptions.

5 - Youssouf Sabaly: Showed his inexperience at this level with a sloppy challenge to give away the penalty. He will have to improve if he is to win a World Cup starting berth.

7 - Opa Nguette: Showed great awareness to take his goal well, spotting the goalkeeper off his line and providing a pinpoint chip.

6 - Idrissa Gueye: More of the same from Gueye as he proved a tireless worker in the centre of midfield.

6 - Papa Alioune N'Diaye: Drifted in and out of the game and was replaced on 80 minutes by Cheikh N'Doye.

6 - Alfred N'Diaye: Always a willing outlet for Senegal, he was unlucky when his shot crashed against the crossbar. Worked hard and was replaced by Assane Diouss with two minutes remaining.

5 - Moussa Sow: A quiet night for the forward who battled to get into the game.

6 - M'Baye Niang: Put himself about and used his strength to hustle the visiting defenders, but barely had a sniff of goal. Replaced on 73 minutes by Saliou Ciss.


6 - Saliou Ciss: Brought on to test the South African tired legs for the final stages.

Cheikh N'Doye: He only had 10 minutes at the end of the game.


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