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Telkom Knockout: SuperSport United vs Ajax Cape Town

Date & Time: Saturday 5 October 2013, 3pm

Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium

SuperSport United will be hosting Ajax Cape Town in their opening round of this season’s Telkom Knockout, with Cavin Johnson aiming to lead his team to cup glory. 

Based on this season’s form, SuperSport will be seen as the favourites, however Ajax coach, Muhsin Ertugral, will be looking to bring his cup pedigree to the game and oust their hosts.

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SUPERSPORT UNITED:

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal: 11.57

Entries into final third: 60.43

Successful passes: 292.43

Possession: 53.4%

Successful tackles: 22.71

Last three results:

AmaZulu 1-1 SuperSport United (Phala 8’)

SuperSport United 1-2 Moroka Swallows (Gyimah 73’)

Mpumalanga Black Aces 1-1 SuperSport United (Mathebula 78’)

Key performers:

Defender: Thabo September, 4.2 tackles to game

Midfielder: Edwin Gyimah, 38.29passes per game

Striker: Mame Niang, 2.33 shots per game

Top goal scorers:

Mame Niang, Bennett Chenene (both 2)

Top assists:

Mame Niang (4)

AJAX CAPE TOWN:

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal: 12.2

Entries into final third: 66.8

Successful passes: 263.8

Possession: 47.2%

Successful tackles: 27

Last three results:

Polokwane City 2-0 Ajax Cape Town

Ajax Cape Town 2-2 Mamelodi Sundowns (Dolly 57’, Manyama 67’)

Bidvest Wits 1-0 Ajax Cape Town

Key performers (minimum three appearances):

Defender: Abbubaker Mobara, 4.5 tackles per game

Midfielder: Granwald Scott, 33 passes per game

Striker: Nathan Paulse, 1.2 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Lebogang Manyama (2)

Top assists:

Nathan Paulse, Cecile Lolo, Travis Graham (all 1)

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KEY STATS

SuperSport are experiencing a better run of form at present, compared to Ajax, however the Cape-based side will take heart from their superior shots on goal average.

 

Telkom Knockout: Supersport United 2 - 1 Ajax CT

Starting XI: SuperSport v Ajax CT

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