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Platinum Stars vs. Kaizer Chiefs - 12 March 2014

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 12, 2014 05:26 PM
Absa Premiership: Platinum Stars vs. Kaizer Chiefs
 
Date: 12 March 2014
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
 
Dikwena face an uphill task against defending league champions, Kaizer Chiefs, in their league fixture tonight. Amakhosi are on an impressive run of 15 games unbeaten in all competitions, and have conceded the least number of goals in the league this season with 12 in 19 matches. Allan Freese’s side will make use of home ground advantage to go all out and claim the three points.
 
 
PLATINUM STARS:
 
Averages per game for the season:
 
Shots on goal: 13.2
 
Entries into final third: 70.1
 
Successful passes: 345.5
 
Possession: 52.3%
 
Successful tackles: 24.8
 
Last three results:
 
Maritzburg United 1-1 Platinum Stars (Nato OG 40’)
 
Platinum Stars 3-1 Great North FC (Semenya 32’, Baloyi OG 72’, Makubela 90’ + 2)
 
Platinum Stars 0-0 Bloemfontein Celtic
 
Key performers:
 
Defender: Vuyo Mere 2.5 tackles per game
 
Midfielder: Robert Ng`ambi 40.1 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker: Mogakolodi Ngele 2.3 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer:
 
Mogakolodi Ngele & Robert Ng’ambi (both 9)
 
Top assists:
 
Vuyo Mere (6)
 
KAIZER CHIEFS:
 
Averages per game for the season:
 
Shots on goal:  15.8
 
Entries into final third: 66.9
 
Successful passes: 312.9
 
Possession: 49.7%
 
Successful tackles:  23.7
 
Last three results:
 
Liga Muculmana 0-3 Kaizer Chiefs (Musona 17’, 26’, 30’)
 
Kaizer Chiefs 4-0 Liga Muculmana (Musona 14’, Tshabalala 24’, Rusike 75’, Mathoho 88’)
 
Black Leopards 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs (Musona 110’)
 
Key performers: 
 
Defender: Tsepo Masilela, 2.6 tackles per game
 
Midfielder: Reneilwe Letsholonyane, 55.6 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker: Knowledge Musona, 3.8 shots per game 
 
Top goal scorer: 
 
Knowledge Musona (13)
 
Top Assists
 
Bernard Parker (10)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
Despite their position at the top of the PSL table, Kaizer Chiefs seem to have less threat towards their opponents going into tonight's tie in terms of stats. Dikwena will have twice the advantage at their disposal going into this encounter. The Phokeng side are at home, and possess better stats than their Naturena counterparts. Platinum Stars have entries into the final third of 70.1, and a possession of 52.3%.

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