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Absa Premiership Round 3 – Polokwane City vs. Ajax Cape Town
 
Date: 19 August 2014
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium
 
 
Polokwane City are out to claim their first home win when they take to the field against Ajax Cape Town tonight. Having played two games, Rise and Shine have so far claimed a win (1-0) over AmaTuks and then succumbed to a 2-1 loss at the hands of Maritzburg United. The Urban Warriors on the other hand are unbeaten in their first two league ties and come off a massive boost having claimed a 1-0 win over Absa Premiership defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, last week.
 
POLOKWANE CITY:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 10
 
Entries into final third: 53.5
 
Successful passes: 273.75
 
Possession: 49%
 
Successful tackles: 13 (57.7% success rate) 
 
Recent results:
 
Maritzburg United 2-1 Polokwane City (Tlolane 35’)
 
University of Pretoria 0-1 Polokwane City (Tlolane 32’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Tlou Molekwane, 2.5 tackles per game (60% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Cole Alexander, 53 passes per game (82% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Puleng Tlolane, 2 shots per game (75% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Puleng Tlolane (2) (2 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Sipho Jembula (1) (1 PSL)
 
AJAX CAPE TOWN:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 12
 
Entries into final third: 44
 
Successful passes: 247
 
Possession: 44.5%
 
Successful tackles: 6.5 (62% success rate) 
 
Recent results:
 
Ajax Cape Town 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns (Graham 50’)
 
Amazulu 0-0 Ajax Cape Town
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Mosa Lebusa, 3.5 tackles per game (71% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Granwald Scott, 40 passes per game (60% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Tashreeq Morris, 2.5 shots per game (20% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Travis Graham (1) (1 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Nathan Paulse (1) (1 PSL)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
Boebie Solomons’ team have better entries into the final third: 53.5 as well as successful passes: of 273.75 in their favour compared to Ajax who possess 44 entries into the final third and successful passes of 247. The Citizens will once again look up to in-form striker, Puleng Tlolane, to produce the goods for his side, having already bagged two goals in his last two appearances for the club.

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