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Absa Premiership: Platinum Stars vs. Moroka Swallows
 
Date: 1 April 2014
 
Time: 18:30
 
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
 
 
Platinum Stars are looking to pile misery on Moroka Swallows. Dikwena claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win over Maritzburg United this past weekend, and are eager to continue their winning streak. Moroka Swallows on the other side are a wounded lion, and are skinning on thin ice for a top eight finish as they’ve gone winless in ten matches. 
 
PLATINUM STARS:
 
Averages per game for the season:
 
Shots on goal: 13.1
 
Entries into final third: 70.3
 
Successful passes: 342.5
 
Possession: 52.1%
 
Successful tackles: 24.1
 
Last three results:
 
Platinum Stars 2-1 Maritzburg United (Nyanda 55’, Makudubela 77’)
 
Platinum Stars 1-3 Mamelodi Sundowns (Ng’ambi 80’)
 
Platinum Stars 1-1 Maritzburg United (Sarr 45’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender: Vuyo Mere 2.3 tackles per game
 
Midfielder: Robert Ng`ambi 39.9 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker: Mogakolodi Ngele 2.3 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer:
 
Robert Ng’ambi (11)
 
Top assists:
 
Vuyo Mere (6)
 
MOROKA SWALLOWS:
 
Averages per game for the season:
 
Shots on goal: 14.3
 
Entries into final third: 72.9
 
Successful passes: 255.1
 
Possession: 50.9%
 
Successful tackles:  27.3
 
Last three results:
 
Orlando Pirates 1-0 Moroka Swallows
 
Moroka Swallows 0-1 SuperSport United 
 
Moroka Swallows 1-0 Golden Arrows (Wana 59’)
 
Key performers: 
 
Defender: Larry Cohen 4.2 tackles per game
 
Midfielder:  Lerato Chabangu 40.2 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker: Edward Manqele 2.2 shots per game 
 
Top goal scorer: 
 
Edward Manqele (12)
 
Top Assists:
 
Lerato Chabangu (9)
 
 
Key stats:
 
Despite their struggle to yield results, Moroka Swallows dominate Dikwena with certain stats going into this clash. The Dube Birds have more shots on goal: 14.3 as well as more entries into final third: 72.9. The Phokeng side's shots on goal are: 13.1 and entries into the final third: 70.3. This promises to be an entertaining clash as Swallows will look to end their winless run after collecting three points only once in 2014.

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