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Absa Premiership Round 4 – Moroka Swallows vs. Polokwane City
 
Date: 26 August 2014
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Dobsonville Stadium
 
Both Moroka Swallows and Polokwane City lost their home ties to Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town in mid-last week respectively. The Dube Birds were put to the sword by Pitso Mosimane’s defending PSL champions side, Mamelodi Sundowns, who claimed all the three points with a 2-0 win. Rise and Shine on the other had a great start to the new campaign, but have since suffered two back-to-back league defeats to Maritzburg United and Ajax Cape Town.
 
 
MOROKA SWALLOWS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 8.33
 
Entries into final third: 58
 
Successful passes: 157
 
Possession: 36.67%
 
Tackles: 22.3
 
Recent results:
 
Moroka Swallows 0-2 Mamelodi Sundowns
 
Moroka Swallows 2-1 Amazulu (Mungomeni 30’) (Chabangu 63’)
 
Orlando Pirates 1-2 Moroka Swallows (Phalane 8’) (Chabangu 81’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Luvhengo Mungomeni, 4.67 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Lantshene Phalane, 28.3 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Vuyisile Wana, 2 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Lerato Chabangu (2) (2 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Shere Lekgothoane (1) (1 PSL) / Lerato Chabangu (1) (1 PSL) / Siyabonga Nomvethe (1) (1 PSL)
 
POLOKWANE CITY:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 10
 
Entries into final third: 75.5
 
Successful passes: 235.5
 
Possession: 49%
 
Tackles: 22
 
Recent results:
 
Polokwane City 1-2 Ajax Cape Town (Mobara Own Goal 90’)
 
Maritzburg United 2-1 Polokwane City (Tlolane 35’)
 
University of Pretoria 0-1 Polokwane City (Tlolane 32’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Thapelo Tshilo, 4 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Benson Mhlongo, 54 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Puleng Tlolane, 2 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Puleng Tlolane (2) (2 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Sipho Jembula (1) (1 PSL)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
Despite suffering two consecutive defeats, Polokwane City hold a superior advantage in terms of stats compared to their opponents for Tuesday evening, Moroka Swallows. The Dube Birds will have to be wary of Rise and Shine if they wish to snap all the maximum points away at home against Boebie Solomons' side.

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