Flames defender Limbikani Mzava earned praise from his coach for a solid performance in Bloemfontein Celticâ€™s 2-1 loss to Maritzburg in a Wednesday night Premier Soccer League clash.
The right-back, making his eighth straight start for Celtic, made a number of vital blocks and tackles that prevented Maritzburg from scoring more goals.
Coach Clinton Larsen was full of praise of Mzava in a post-match interview.
â€œWe gave away the game in the midfield, but we did quite well in some defending aspects, especially Mzava. He is proving to be an asset just like he did in the game against Pirates on Sunday,â€ said Larsen.
Mzava had probably his grand game on Sunday as Celtic scored twice in stoppage time to level 3-3 against Orlando Pirates, going on to win the match on penalties in quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout Cup.
After staying out for the whole of last season, as he was unregistered, Mzava has been a revelation in Larsenâ€™s squad, commanding a regular place on the right-back since making his debut in the teams win over Ajax Cape Town in a league game.
Elsewhere, defender Harry Nyirenda played a full game as Black Leopards lost 1-0 to Platinum Stars.
For the third game in a row, Stars had Flames midfielder Robert Ngâ€™ambi on the bench, but he managed to come in as a 64th-minute substitute replacing Mogakolodi Ngele.