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AmaZulu v FS Stars In Numbers

Absa Premiership: AmaZulu vs. Free State Stars

Date: 5 April 2014 

Time: 18h00

Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium

Seventh-placed Amazulu host Free State Stars, who are struggling in the bottom three, in a PSL match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening.

It is a vital game for the visitors and a victory for the Free State side could see them pull away from the danger zone, but the home side will be eager to get three points, and not fall out of the top eight.

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AMAZULU:

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal:  11.4

Entries into final third: 68.9

Successful passes: 279.8

Possession: 49.5%

Successful tackles:  30.1

Last three results:

Bloemfontein Celtic 0-0 AmaZulu

AmaZulu 1-4 Bidvest Wits (Mngonyama OG 90’ + 2)

AmaZulu 1-0 Polokwane City (Nguzana 90’ + 1)
Key performers

Defender: Carlington Nyadombo 3.5 tackles per game

Midfielder:  Kulengani Madondo 45.2 passes per game

Forward/Striker: Bongani Ndulula, 1.6 shots per game 

Top goal scorer

Bongani Ndulula (6)

Top assists:

Kulegani Madondo (5)

FREE STATE STARS:

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal:  15.5

Entries into final third: 80.2 

Successful passes: 217.4

Possession: 47.6%

Successful tackles: 26.8

Last three results:

Polokwane City 1-1 Free State Stars (Nomandela 77’)

Free State Stars 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns (Sekola 94’)

Bidvest Wits 1-3 Free State Stars (Henyekane 37’, 71’, 83’)

Key performers

Defender: Themba Shabalala, 3.1 tackles per game

Midfielder: Paulus Masehe, 30.46passes per game 

Forward/Striker: Abdul Basit Adam, 3.4 shots per game

Top goal scorer

Abdul Basit Adam (6)

Top assists:

Danny Venter (4)

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Key Stats:

Statistics don’t always tell the full story, and despite the gap between the sides on the log, it is Ea Lla Koto who actually make more inroads to the final third and take more shots per game. Amazulu however have an impressive successful tackle rate, making 30.1 on average per game, compared to the 26.8 of Stars. Both teams leading goalscorers have just six goals each, Bongani Ndulula for Amazulu, and Abdul Basit Adam for Stars.

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