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Absa Premiership Round 2 – Platinum Stars vs. Free State Stars
 
Date: 13 August 2014
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
 
 
With both sides having suffered opening league fixture losses, the ‘Battle of the Stars’ tie looks set to be a closely contested affair. Platinum Stars were nowhere near to their best against Chippa United and with tonight’s tie a home one, they will look to dispose Free State Stars.
 
PLATINUM STARS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 9
 
Entries into final third: 45
 
Successful passes: 181.5
 
Possession: 38%
 
Successful tackles: 17 (44.74% success rate) 
 
Recent results:
 
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-2 Platinum Stars (Mere 7’) (Mabena 15’)
 
Chippa United 2-0 Platinum Stars
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Luvolwethu Mpeta, 6 tackles per game (33.33% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Sibusiso Msomi, 39 passes per game (76.92% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Ndumiso Mabena, 1 shots per game (100% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Vuyo Mere (1) (1 MTN 8) / Ndumiso Mabena (1) (1 MTN 8)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Robert Ng’ambi (1) (1 MTN 8) / Mduduzi Nyanda (1) (1 MTN 8)
 
FREE STATE STARS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 5
 
Entries into final third: 27
 
Successful passes: 130
 
Possession: 36%
 
Successful tackles: 6 (40% success rate)
 
Recent results:
 
Free State Stars 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Reuben Thebakang, 1 tackle per game (100% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Angelo Kerspuy, 29 passes per game (75.86% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Abdul Basit Adam, 2 shots per game (0% on target)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
With almost all the stats going Dikwena’s way, Allan Freese will encourage his side to go all out ot for the three points for a morale boosting confidence heading into their MTN8 semi-final tie against Kaizer Chiefs this coming weekend.

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