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Pirates v Maritzburg In Numbers

Telkom Knockout Quarter Final

Teams: Orlando Pirates vs Maritzburg United

Date: 24 October 2015

Time: 15h00

Venue: Orlando Stadium

Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United will lock horns in a Telkom Knockout quarterfinal at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Both sides come into this encounter on the back of loss in the league.

Orlando Pirates:

Averages per game for 2015-16 season:

Shots on goal: 13.82

Entries into final third: 68.82

Successful passes: 344.09

Possession: 51%

Tackles: 20.18

Recent results:

Orlando Pirates 0-1 Bidvest Wits

Orlando Pirates 2-1 University of Pretoria (Rakhale 38’ ; Gcaba 118’)

Al Ahly 3-4 Orlando Pirates (Erasmus 57’ ; Gabuza 75’ ; Matlaba 86’ ; Rakhale 90+5’)

Key performers:

Defender (most tackles): Patrick Phungwayo, 6 tackles per game

Midfielder (most passes): Oupa Manyia, 57.86 passes per game

Forward/Striker (most shots): Kermit Erasmus, 2.50 shots per game

Top goal scorer (all competitions):

Mpho Makola (4)

Top assists (all competitions):

Kermit Erasmus (5)

Maritzburg United:

Averages per game for 2015-16 season:

Shots on goal: 10.75

Entries into final third: 72.38

Successful passes: 329.13

Possession: 51%

Successful tackles: 22.88

Recent results:

Maritzburg United 0-2 Chippa United

Maritzburg United 2-1 Jomo Cosmos (Shai 44’ ; Lenjies 56’)

Mpumalanga Black Aces 4-1 Maritzburg United (Hartog 30’)

Key performers:

Defender (most tackles): Ryan de Jongh, 3.57 tackles per game

Midfielder (most passes): Thamsanqa Mkhize, 40.33 passes per game

Forward/Striker (most shots): Mohau Mokate, 0.33 shots per game

Top goal scorer (all competitions):

Kurt Lentjies (3)

Top assists (all competitions):

Mohammed Anas (3)

Key Stats:

Mpho Makola has been one of the Buccaneer’s most creative players, as he contributed with four assists this season, while Maritzburg’s Mohammed will be looking to add to his three assists.

 

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