Absa Premiership

Bafana players shine vs Swallows

2014-12-18 09:05
Patrick Phungwayo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Midfielder Oupa Manyisa was statistically the best player during Orlando Pirates 1-1 draw against Moroka Swallows.

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A Lehlohonolo Majoro second half strike was enough to secure a point for the Buccaneers on Wednesday evening.

What will please Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba is that two player who could be on the plane to Equatorial Guinea in January stood out in a closely fought encounter. Captain and midfielder Oupa Manyisa, who had a passing accuracy of 94% against Swallows, and Patrick Phungwayo (98 balls played) were the two best players on the night. 

The Sea Robbers who hoped to build on the resounding 4-0 victory over Moroka Swallows at the weekend, failed to capitalise on the numerous goal scoring chances created at the Dobsonville Stadium. Kermit Erasmus had the most shots on for either side but failed to find the back of the net.

The Buccaneers are currently fifth on the log table on 23 points after 16 matches played.

Here are the numbers from the match:

Team Statistics:

Possession: Orlando Pirates 60% - 40% Moroka Swallows

Shots (On Target): Orlando Pirates 17 (8) – 10 (4) Moroka Swallows

Offsides: Orlando Pirates 3 – 2 Moroka Swallows

Total Passes: Orlando Pirates 588 – 294 Moroka Swallows

Successful Passes (%): Orlando Pirates 83% – 68% Moroka Swallows

Corner Kicks: Orlando Pirates 5 – 3 Moroka Swallows

Fouls Committed: Orlando Pirates 9 – 19 Moroka Swallows

Yellow Cards: Orlando Pirates 1 – 1 Moroka Swallows

Individual Statistics:

1. Most balls played: Patrick Phungwayo 98

2. Most balls won: Larry Cohen 29

3. Most Shots (on target):  Kermit Erasmus 5 (3)

4. Most Successful Passes (%): Oupa Manyisa 94%

5. Most Crosses:  Happy Jele 7


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