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Top 10 Central Midfielders in the PSL in the 2020/21 Season

With the 2020-21 DSTV Premiership campaign drawing to a close, we decided to rank the very best players in the league. This week we start with ranking the best central midfielders in the PSL.

We’ll rank each player on four abilities that are important for every central midfielder.

Tactically: Positioning, availability to receive the ball, finding space and work rate.

Technically: Ball control, long and short passes, vision, shooting, and strength on the ball.

Attack: Ability to create chances and score goals.

Defence: Ability to break up opposition attacks, tackle and recover to assist the defence.

10. Siyethemba Sithebe

Top 10 Central Midfielders in the PSL in the 2020/21 Season

Over the seasons Siyethemba Sithebe was known to be more of a number 10. But, this season Amazulu coach Benni McCarthy has played him more like a 6 alongside Makhehlene Makhaula. He is still learning the position but he has played well enough to earn a spot in the top 10 central midfielders in the PSL. 

Tactically:  6/10

Technically: 6/10

Attack: 8/10

Defence: 6/10

= 26/40

9. Gladwin Shitolo

Top 10 Central Midfielders in the PSL in the 2020/21 Season

Gladwin Shitolo is a versatile midfielder. In his previous teams, he has played as a central defender and as a full-back but his best position is as a defensive midfielder. Shitolo’s primary role is to act as a shield to the Golden Arrows defence and goalkeeper, harrying attackers and committing fouls

Tactically: 7/10

Technically: 6/10

Attack: 6/10

Defence: 8/10

= 27/40


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8. Musa Nyatama

Top 10 Central Midfielders in the PSL in the 2020/21 Season

Musa Nyatama is the oldest player on this list which means he has a lot of experience. In his younger days, Nyatama was an attacking midfielder. He converted into a holding midfielder in latter years and played his best football in the position under coach Milutin Sredojević at Orlando Pirates from 2017-2020. Nyatama now controls the midfield of Moroka Swallows. A team that has performed better than expected in their first season back in the PSL after 6 seasons. 

Tactically: 8/10

Technically: 7/10

Attack: 7/10

Defence: 7/10

= 29/40

7. Thabo Nodada

Top 10 Central Midfielders in the PSL in the 2020/21 Season

Thabo Nodada has performed well in an underwhelming season for the Citizens. He is skilful, incredible in attack, useful in defence and packs a powerful shot. 

Tactically: 7/10

Technically: 8/10

Attack: 8/10

Defence: 7/10

= 30/40

6. Sipho Mbule

Top 10 Central Midfielders in the PSL in the 2020/21 Season

One of the youngest players on this list and one of the most sort after. He is technically very good. His technic of passing and setpieces are exceptional and he pitches in with goals too. Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs are said to be preparing million rand bids for the youngster. 

Tactically: 7/10

Technically: 8/10

Attack: 8/10

Defence: 7/10

= 30/10

 


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10 Reasons Sundowns Supporters Should Be Worried

Not many people have noticed, but Mamelodi Sundowns are quietly having a bad season. The PSL champions have been eliminated from the CAF champions league, the MTN 8 and have collected 14 from a possible 24 points in their league campaign.

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Here are 10 reasons why Sundowns supporters should be concerned:

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