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Absa Premiership Round 5 – Polokwane City vs Orlando Pirates
 
Date: 22 September 2015
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium
 
Polokwane City will look to upset Orlando Pirates in their home tie this evening after they suffered a narrow 2-1 loss away to Ajax Cape Town. Rise and Shine currently occupy 12th spot after registering only one win in four outings. The Buccaneers on the other hand failed to claim maximum points after being held to a 1-1 draw by Mpumalanga Black Aces but will look to collect three points against an attack minded City outfit as they are winless in four outings in all competitions. 
 
 
POLOKWANE CITY:
 
Averages per game for 2015-16 season:
 
Shots on goal: 13.75
 
Entries into final third: 59.50
 
Successful passes: 324
 
Possession: 50%
 
Tackles: 23.75
 
Recent results:
 
Ajax Cape Town 2-1 Polokwane City (Maluleke 16’)
 
Polokwane City 1-1 Kaizer Chiefs (Tloane 63’)
 
University of Pretoria 3-0 Polokwane City
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Jabulani Maluleke, 2 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Jabulani Nene, 55 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Puleng Tlolane, 3.5 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Jabu Maluleke (2)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Jabu Maluleke (1)
 
ORLANDO PIRATES:
 
Averages per game for 2015-16 season:
 
Shots on goal: 16.2
 
Entries into final third: 69.8 
 
Successful passes: 339.8
 
Possession: 52%
 
Tackles: 22.2
 
Recent results:
 
Orlando Pirates 1-1 Mpumalanga Black Aces (Makola 21’)
 
Zamalek 4-1 Orlando Pirates (Manyisa 32’)
 
Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 Orlando Pirates
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Patrick Phungwayo, 5.5 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Oupa Manyia, 53.75 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Kermit Erasmus, 3.25 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Mpho Makola (4)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Kermit Erasmus (3)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
Despite their less dominance in stats over the visitors, Rise and Shine have made more tackles compared to Eric Tinkler’s side and will look to use it to their advantage to keep the ball more and hopefully claim a surprise win.

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