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Absa Premiership

Teams: Orlando Piates v Polokwane City

Date: 28 February 2015

Time: 18h00

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Orlando Pirates and Polokwane City will lock horns in an Absa Premiership encounter on Saturday afternoon. Pirates come into this clash on the back two straight wins in the league, while Rise and Shine defeated Moroka Swallows in their last league outing.

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Orlando Pirates:

Averages per game for 2014-15 season:

Shots on goal: 15.32

Entries into final third: 68.54

Successful passes: 372.45

Possession: 55%

Tackles: 23.10

Recent results:

Orlando Pirates 4-0 Tornado FC (Bacela 7’ ; Ntshumayelo 24’, 73’ ; Myeni 87’)

Platinum Stars 0-2 Orlando Pirates (Majoro 45’ ; Bacela 90’)

AmaZulu 1-2 Orlando Pirates (Majoro 70 ; Erasmus 90+1’)

Key performers:

Defender (most tackles): Patrick Phungwayo, 2.90 tackles per game

Midfielder (most passes): Oupa Manyisa, 51.5 passes per game

Forward/Striker (most shots): Kermit Erasmus, 2.53 shots per game

Top goal scorer (all competitions):

Lehlohonolo Majoro (11) (8 PSL) (1 TKO) (2 MTN 8)

Top assists (all competitions):

Kermit Erasmus (5) (4 PSL) (1 TKO)

Polokwane City:

Averages per game for 2014-15 season:

Shots on goal: 13.78

Entries into final third: 68.78

Successful passes: 243

Possession: 47%

Tackles: 25.44

Recent results:

SuperSport United 4-1 Polokwane City (Ndou 15’)

Polokwane City 2-1 Moroka Swallows (Kanyenda 11’ ; Ndou 90+1’)

Ajax Cape Town 1-1 Polokwane City (Jembula 90+2’)

Key performers:

Defender (most tackles): Sifiso Mbhele, 4.33 tackles per game

Midfielder (most passes): Benson Mhlongo, 50 passes per game

Forward/Striker (most shots): Rendani Ndou, 2.5 shots per game

Top goal scorer (all competitions):

Puleng Tlolane (8) (8 PSL)

Top assists (all competitions):

Esau Kanyenda (3) (3 PSL)

Key stats:

The clash will also two of the league's four top marksman, with Bucs' Lehlohonolo Majoro and Polokwane's Puleng Tlolane hoping to add to their eight league goals.

 

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