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Absa Premiership Round 2 – Ajax Cape Town vs. Mamelodi Sundowns
 
Date: 13 August 2014
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Cape Town Stadium
 
 
Ajax Cape Town are set for a real stern test to their PSL campaign thus far when they host Absa Premiership champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, this evening. The Urban Warriors played to a 0-0 stalemate away to AmaZulu last weekend, and will look to add more woes to Pitso Mosimane’s side who also played to a draw in their opening game when they were held to a 1-1 scoreline by Maritzburg United, and were booted out of the MTN8 competition by Platinum Stars two weeks ago. 
 
AJAX CAPE TOWN:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 12
 
Entries into final third: 42
 
Successful passes: 327
 
Possession: 47%
 
Successful tackles: 9 (40.91% success rate) 
 
Recent results:
 
Amazulu 0-0 Ajax Cape Town
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Mosa Lebusa, 5 tackles per game (60% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes):  Granwald Scott, 45 passes per game (56% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Tashreeq Morris, 2 shots per game (50% on target)
 
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 12.5
 
Entries into final third: 69.5
 
Successful passes: 306.5
 
Possession: 53.5%
 
Successful tackles: 11.5 (43.39% success rate)
 
Recent results:
 
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-2 Platinum Stars (Modise 89’)
 
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1 Maritzburg United (Mashego 2’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Ramahlwe Mphahlele, 4 tackles per game (37.5% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Teko Modise, 136 passes per game (80.14% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Mame Niang, 2 shots per game (50% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Modise (1) (1 MTN 8) / Mashego (1) (1 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Niang (1) (1 PSL) / Mbatha (1) (1 MTN 8 )
 
 
Key Stats:
 
The home side will have to put in a much better performance if they wish to pick up maximum points against Msandawana. Roger De Sa’s side possess better successful passes: 327 compared to Sundowns’ successful passes of 306.5. However the star-studded Chloorkop outfit hold the upper hand in all other stats and will look to use that to their advantage. 

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