Mothwa rated among the best in CAF Champs League

Veli Mothwa of AmaZulu FC during the CAF Champions League 2021/22 football match between Amazulu and ES Setif held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa on 25 February 2022 ©Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC goalkeeper Veli Mothwa has been named among SofaScore’s CAF Champions League group stage highest rated XI.

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Mothwa kept two clean sheets from five matches as Usuthu finished third in Group B in what was the club’s debut appearance in the group stage of Africa’s most prestigious club tournament.

The 31-year-old kept clean sheets as AmaZulu secured back-to-back 1-0 victories over Guinean champions Horoya AC and ES Setif of Algeria at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The Bafana Bafana international got a rating of 7.58 as a reward for his eye-catching performances in Group B as the KwaZulu-Natal giants faced some of the top teams on the continent.

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Only Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane of Esperance de Tunis achieved a higher rating than Mothwa as he is rated at 7.68 having scored the joint-most goals (four) in the group stage. View Stats Here

Mothwa has also been one of the most outstanding goalkeepers in the DStv Premiership in the current campaign having kept nine clean sheets from 21 matches.

Cape Town City shot-stopper Hugo Marques is the only keeper who has kept more clean sheets than Mothwa in the local top flight having registered 11 thus far.

Mothwa was nominated for the 2020/21 DStv Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season accolade after he kept 11 clean sheets in 26 matches.