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Aces V P Stars In Numbers

Absa Premiership Round 3 – Mpumalanga Black Aces vs. Platinum Stars
 
Date: 20 August 2014
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Mbombela Stadium
 
Mpumalanga Black Aces are playing host to Platinum Stars at Mbombela Stadium tonight. AmaZayoni are still without a single win in all competitions and are equally up against a Dikwena team that was recently humbled 2-0 by Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8. Aces are a very tricky team to play at home and will go all out for the win if they are to move up the table.
 
 
MPUMALANGA BLACK ACES:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 9.33
 
Entries into final third: 55
 
Successful passes: 365
 
Possession: 51.33%
 
Successful tackles: 13
 
Recent results:
 
Mpumalanga Black Aces 1-2 Kaizer Chiefs (Ngoma 41’)
 
Bloemfontein Celtic 1-1 Mpumalanga Black Aces (Ndoro 45+1’)
 
Kaizer Chiefs 4-0 Mpumalanga Black Aces
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Eddie Ngalo, 3.3 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Sandile Zuke, 59 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Tendai Ndoro, 2 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Tendai Ndoro (1) (1 PSL) / Aubrey Ngoma (1) (1 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Collins Mbesuma (1) (1 PSL) / Eddie Ngalo (1) (1 PSL)
 
PLATINUM STARS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 9
 
Entries into final third: 45
 
Successful passes: 181.5
 
Possession: 38%
 
Successful tackles: 17 (44.74% success rate) 
 
Recent results:
 
Platinum Stars 0-2 Kaizer Chiefs
 
Platinum Stars 2-1 Free State Stars (Mabena 26’, 54’)
 
Chippa United 2-0 Platinum Stars
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Luvolwethu Mpeta, 6 tackles per game (33.33% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Sibusiso Msomi, 39 passes per game (76.92% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Ndumiso Mabena, 1 shots per game (100% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Ndumiso Mabena (3) (1 MTN 8) (2 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Mduduzi Nyanda (2) (1 MTN 8) (1 PSL)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
Clive Barker’s team holds a superior advantage when it comes to successful passes which stands at 365, whilst Dikwena have a low 181.5. ‘The Dog’ will bank on these stats to plot a fall for Allan Freese’s side.

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