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Pirates Edge City In Numbers

Orlando Pirates dominate in midfield areas against Cape Town City

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 13, 2018 10:51 AM

Orlando Pirates will head into Wednesday night’s Nedbank Cup tie edging Cape Town City in the passing and assisting stakes when the two side clash for a spot in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Read: Jele Discusses Bucs Preparations For City

Pirates have won their last five league games as opposed to City who have only managed one win in five. 

Central to the Buccaneers’ success has been their passing ability in midfield which has seen them create goals. Pirates currently have a team passing accuracy of 83.8% over City’s 78.6%.

Among the key duels will be that of Bucs attacker Luvuyo Memela against Ayanda Patosi.

Memela has weighed in on his side's success with four assists while Patosi has managed three. Memela has also scored two more goals than his City counterpart, by netting five goals as compared to Patosi’s three league goals. 

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Pirates have also managed to register impressive numbers from their central midfielders with the likes of Musa Nyatama having a total of 1495 touches over his opposite Thami Mkhize who has had 1310 touches on the ball.

Nyatama’s touches have resulted in a total of 1353 completed passes made to date, edging Mkhize by 293 as the Cape Town City man has amassed 1060 passes in all his games.

Lastly, Memela has also emerged one of the PSL’s biggest threats with a total of 19 shots on target made this season while City’s Lyle Lakay has taken 14 shots on target. 

The Park-town-based side travels to the Mother City where they will hope their impressive figures translate into goals in order to progress to the last eight of the cup competition.

The match is set to begin at 19h30 on Wednesday evening.  


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SGM 1997 Joined: 14 Mar 2018
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SGM 1997 Mar 14, 2018 10:20 AM
Pirates is a good team with a good technical staff I think there is no team in psl that can stop them... #up_the_bucs
bucsman14 Joined: 05 Sep 2016
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bucsman14 Mar 13, 2018 01:57 PM
As long as makola is on da stands we gonna win
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bucsman14 Mar 13, 2018 01:56 PM
@The Bucsboss Bucs is full of talent everyone is a TeamA material ,so dont worry too much and our main focus is to win da league and go to africa bt for dis upcoming match we jxt need to go to da nxt round and am pretty sure dat wth da team dat i picked we can do dat whether we do it da hard way or easy way!!
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sfisom2018 Mar 13, 2018 01:35 PM
Gebhula magebhula...Gebhu!!!
smo Joined: 30 Dec 2014
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smo Mar 13, 2018 01:01 PM
@The Bucsboss No ways bana.. City r out whoever our tech team picks..
EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Mar 13, 2018 12:21 PM
This is a cup game and it can go either way.
Mehluli Moyo Joined: 27 Sep 2016
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Mehluli Moyo Mar 13, 2018 12:01 PM
our bench warmers will wallop this Benny cows ask Muhsin
The Bucsboss Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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The Bucsboss Mar 13, 2018 11:50 AM
@bucsman14 Do you want to feel like Micho can go after the game?Let me tell you one thing for sure,Capetown City are not armatures,they are capable of desapointing other teams.They have good coach,with a fighting spirit team.Pirates technical team should take this game like they did with chiefs,or they are out,mark my words.#UP THE BUCS.
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Carder305 Mar 13, 2018 11:40 AM
Micho & Rhulani are Unpredictable, wait and see how our line up will be!
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bucsman14 Mar 13, 2018 11:18 AM
Micho plz play wth teamB with the likes of 1.Mpotsane 2.Matlaba 3.Maphanga 4.Chabalala 4.Nyauza 5.Jele 6.Mobara 6.Mlambo 7.Qalinge 8.Memela 9.Mulenga ..

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