The Premier Soccer League teams has a lot of top quality midfielders and today we are going to look at who the best central midfielder is. All the teams are equipped with talented midfielders and they are different in nature and style of play. Some central midfielders are used as part of the defence and some are used much as part of the midfield while other are given free roles. Depending on the team they are playing for, the central midfielders have an impact on the overall performance of their teams. Below we will compare all our best central midfielders and come up with a decision on who the best is.
Starting with Thlompho Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns. Thlompho is a very hard working midfielder and he has proven to do all his capabilities as a central miedfielder. He is good when defending, attacking, sticking at the centre of midfield, and also when it comes to scoring goals. He has all the qualities of an impact central midfielder and he is the one who makes the whole Sundowns team to play. If he is not doing well in the centre of midfield, it affects the whole team performance. He has cemented his position at Sundowns and the national team Bafana Bafana. He even scored one of the best ever goals in the history of football when Bafana was playing against Cameroun in Younde. His goal is contending for the best goal in the next FIFA awards. Thlompho is not good when it comes to clean marking of opponents. He tends to be a bit rough.
Coming to Isa Sarr, the Senegalese international is a great central midfielder for Orlando Pirates and the Senegal national team. The midfielder is very good when defending and sticking at the centre of midfield but has problems going forward when the team is on attack. Sarr is a bit slow when moving forward and tends to reposition himself very badly when the team is under pressure. He has scored a few goals for Orlando Pirates, but not enough to rate him as one of the best central midfielders when the team is attacking. He has also earned himself a spot in the talented Senegalese national team which proves that he is a player a team should have. Sarr is well known for collecting all the lose passes in the centre of midfield and he is very good in intercepting vital moves by opponents. If used well he makes the team gain possession a lot of times.
Then there is Willard Katsande. The Kaizer Chiefs central midfielder is one of the best in the position and he has proven a lot of times to be the last hope for Kaizer chiefs when things are not going their way. He has managed to score a few important goals for Chiefs. Katsande is very good when defending and when the team is moving forward. He is also a great passer of the ball. He has vision for providing great passes. He is an important member of the Zimbabwe national team which qualified for the next AFCON competition. He is also the captain for the national team. Katsande tends to forget his sticking role as a central midfielder when Chiefs are in possession. He is also a rough tackler which has also earned a lot of bookings including a few red cards in his career. Last season he was Chiefs’ best player by all means. With a few new signings at the team, Katsande will definitely do well for Chiefs again next season.
We also have Cole Alexander. The new Supersport United man is a player to look for in the next season. Cole has managed to impress football fans around the country while playing for Polokwane City. He has shown a lot of quality while playing for the Limpopo side. He was needed by a lot of teams in the PSL when Supersport signed him. He will definitely do well at Supersport with the support of Michael Morton in the central midfield position. Cole is very good in all aspect of a central midfielder. He can defend, stick in the centre of midfield, and he can also move forward very well with the ball to supply his strikers. While moving forward in attack, he is very quick when it comes to coming back to defend when his team loses position. He had a few call ups for the national team Bafana Bafana.
There are also a few very interesting central midfielders in other PSL teams but the above four are the best by far. On these four, by looking at all their aspects and mistakes, who definitely is the best central midfielder in the PSL? It is not an easy question to answer, but according to the above mentioned facts, Cole Alexander is the best central midfielder in the country and with his much anticipated move to Supersport United, fans are going to see a lot more improved Cole Alexander in the new PSL season. He is definitely going to be a permanent member of Bafana Bafana during the new season if Supersport United coach will provide him with enough chance to prove his worth in the Pretoria side.