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Aces v Wits In Numbers

Absa Premiership: Mpumalanga Black Aces vs. Bidvest Wits

Date: 5 April 2014 

Time: 15h00

Venue: Mbombela Stadium

High-flying Mpumalanga Black Aces, who are currently fifth in the league, host third-placed Bidvest Wits on Saturday afternoon at the Mbombela Stadium.

Clive Barker will be looking for a third straight win against the team he coached last season, but Gavin Hunt’s men have been in good form too and will also be seeking their third successive victory.



Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal: 16.1

Entries into final third: 72.1

Successful passes: 352.6

Possession: 49.6%

Successful tackles: 26.4

Last three results:

Orlando Pirates 0-1 Mpumalanga Black Aces (Mbuyane 80’)

Ajax Cape Town 0-2 Mpumalanga Black Aces (Ndoro 2, 79’)

Mpumalanga Black Aces 1-1 Orlando Pirates (Ngalo 32’)

Key performers:

Defender:  Abel Mabaso 3 tackles per game

Midfielder:  Sandile Zuke, 43.9 passes per game

Forward/Striker: Mabhuti Khenyeza, 4.9 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Tendai Ndoro (6)

Top assists:

Thabo Qalinge (6)


Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal: 14.4

Entries into final third: 79.2

Successful passes: 277.4

Possession: 50.4%

Successful tackles: 25.3

Last three results:

Golden Arrows 0-1 Bidvest Wits (Ngcobo 13’)

AmaZulu 1-4 Bidvest Wits (Ngcobo 16’, Faty 29’, 51’, Vilakazi 78’)

University of Pretoria 0-0 Bidvest Wits

Key performers:

Defender: Kwanda Mngonyama, 3.8 tackles per game

Midfielder: Paty Faty, 48.5 passes per game

Forward/Striker: Sthembiso Ngcobo 1.9 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Sibusiso Vilakazi (10)

Top assists:

Papy Faty (5)


Key Stats:

Aces on average take 16.1 shots at goal per game, compared to Wits’ 14.4, but Wits make more entries into the final third, 79.2 compared to Aces’ 72.1 Aces’ leading goalscorer is Zimbabwean Tendai Ndoro, on six goals, who was only registered to play for Aces in January, while Wits’ leading goalscorer is Sibusiso Vilakazi who has ten goals in all competitions.


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