MTN8 head-to-head: Mthembu v Kebede

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The pair have been in productive form, netting nine goals between them this season.

Mthembu is notably making a name for himself at Stars for the right reasons, having once been at the centre of a controversial transfer tug-of-war between Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Kebede's profile, meanwhile, has been growing since he scored for Ethiopia in a 2-1 win over Bafana Bafana.

The 21-year-old has been a breath of fresh air in the Wits team and his combination with Sibusiso Vilakazi and Papy Faty has caused havoc for PSL defenders.

Siphelele Mthembu vs Getaneh Kebede

Current form: How good is the player at the moment?
Mthembu 8
Kebede 7

Pace: Ability to run with or without the ball at speed.
Mthembu 7
Kebede 8

All-round technique: Dribbling, skill and keeping possession.
Mthembu 7
Kebede 9

Goalscoring: Shooting technique, composure, accuracy and finishing skill.
Mthembu 8
Kebede 7

Passing: Ability to pass the ball accurately over short and long distances, and in difficult situations.
Mthembu 7
Kebede 8

Vision and positional play: Making intelligent runs, being in the right place at the right time to score or set up a goal, seeing runs made by teammates.
Mthembu 7
Kebede 8

Big-match temperament: Ability to rise to the occasion in big matches.
Mthembu 8
Kebede 7

Strength: On and off-the-ball strength.
Mthembu 9
Kebede 7

Aerial ability: Dominance in the air over defenders.
Mthembu 8
Kebede 7

Assists: Ability to set up a better-placed teammate
Mthembu 7
Kebede 8
 
TOTALS:
Mthembu 76
Kebede 76

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