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Maritzburg vs City In Numbers

Absa Premiership Round 2 – Maritzburg United vs Polokwane City
 
Date: 13 August 2014
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Harry Gwala Stadium
 
 
Maritzburg United come into tonight’s tie with Polokwane City off an impressive 1-1 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend. Steve Komphela’s side are out to claim their first three points of the new campaign, but come face to face with a rejuvenated Rise and Shine outfit that has already claimed a win in their first match against AmaTuks, and are on a mission for another upset against the Team of Choice. 
 
MARITZBURG UNITED:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 15
 
Entries into final third: 45
 
Successful passes: 359.1
 
Possession: 55%
 
Successful tackles: 3 (42.86 success rate) 
 
Recent results:
 
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1 Maritzburg United (Awal 90’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Ryan de Jongh, 1 tackle per game (0% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Thamsanqa Mkhize, 49 passes per game (89.80% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Mohau Mokate, 2 shots per game (0% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Mohammed Awal (1) (1 PSL)
 
POLOKWANE CITY:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 2
 
Entries into final third: 43
 
Successful passes: 273.75
 
Possession: 49%
 
Successful tackles: 15 (53.57% success rate)
 
Recent results:
 
University of Pretoria 0-1 Polokwane City (Tlolane 32’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Elias Ngwepe, 4 tackles per game (25% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Cole alexander, 51 passes per game (80.39% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Puleng Tlolane, 1 shots per game (100% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Puleng Tlolane (1) (1PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Sipho Jembula (1) (1 PSL)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
The Team of Choice look better on paper coming from their match against Mamelodi Sundowns. Steve Komphela’s side have more work offensively with shots on goal: 15, to City’s only 2. Their successful passes of 359.1 also sees off the Polokwane side’s 273.75.

Awal Salvages A Point For Maritzburg

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