Despite ending up on the losing side against Brazil in Thursday's FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final, the South Africa midfielder did enough to earn the FIFA Technical Study Group's vote as the Budweiser Man of the Match.

"His contribution to the team was very impressive and he brought a touch of technical quality to the South Africa midfield," said TSG member Gerard Houllier of France, who was in the crowd at Johannesburg's Ellis Park. "He also posed a threat on several occasions with his powerful shooting, and had an enormous influence on his team's performance."

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