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Pirates v Ajax In Numbers

Absa Premiership: Orlando Pirates v Ajax Cape Town

Date: 27 January 2014

Time: 19:30

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Orlando Pirates host Ajax Cape Town on Monday night at the Orlando Stadium in an Absa Premiership clash. It will be the Buccaneers' third PSL game of 2014, having lost to SuperSport United and drawn with Amazulu in the past nine days.

The Urban Warriors will be playing their first game of 2014, and the first since Muhsin Erturgal retired. Ian Taylor will coach the team in a caretaker capacity

Orlando Pirates:

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal:  16.95

Entries into final third:  70.1

Successful passes:  329

Possession: 52.1%

Successful tackles:  28.1

Last three results:

AmaZulu 1-1 Orlando Pirates (Gcaba 56’)

Orlando Pirates 3-1 Golden Arrows (Jele 13’, Manyisa 26’, 90 + 4’)

Orlando Pirates 1-0 University of Pretoria (Manyisa 51’)

Key performers:

Defender: Thabo Matlaba, 3.8 tackles per game

Midfielder: Oupa Manyisa, 36.6 passes per game

Striker: Lennox Bacela, 2.5 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Lennox Bacela (11)

Top assists:

Daine Klate (7)

Ajax Cape Town:

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal:  13.1

Entries into final third: 60.6

Successful passes: 300.4

Possession: 48.8%

Successful tackles: 26.6

Last three results:

Ajax Cape Town 0-2 Platinum Stars

Ajax Cape Town 2-1 Bloemfontein Celtic (Paulse 69’, Jenniker 88’)

Ajax Cape Town 3-1 Maritzburg United (Rodgers 2’, Manyama 14’, 60’)

Key performers:

Defender: Aiden Jenniker, 3.1 tackles per game

Midfielder:  Cole Alexander, 30.5 passes per game

Forward/Striker: Keegan Dolly, 1.9 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Keegan Dolly, Aiden Jenniker, Nathan Paulse, Eleazar Rodgers (all 2)

Top assists:

Keegan Dolly (3)


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