STATS: Which PSL keeper performed best?

Posted: 9 May 2014 Time: 10:12 am

Moeneeb Josephs and Anssi Jaakkola both produced more point-saving performances than Itumeleng Khune this season, according to the statistics.

We've run the numbers over all three goalkeepers who were nominated for the PSL Goalkeeper of the Season award to help you decide who you think was the best goal minder for 2013/14.

Khune, who last season scooped all of the PSL awards, had another impressive season for a Kaizer Chiefs team that was dominant for the majority of the season and expected to win trophies.

Incidently, Chiefs' downward slide in results started at the same time the Bafana Bafana number one twisted his ankle in the CAF Champions League and missed several games. Yet upon his return, he was also unable to prevent the poor results that ended Amakhosi's trophy ambitions.

Josephs, playing behind an arguably inferior defence to the one Khune stands behind at Chiefs, is also well deserving of his nomination despite one or two blunders during the campaign. The former Orlando Pirates shot-stopper boasts the same number of clean sheets in the League as Khune and also saved his side in the Nedbank Cup semi-final shootout against Chiefs.

Jaakkola, Ajax Cape Town's surprise package this year, made the most number of saves of all the nominees by quite a long distance (almost twice as many as Khune) and was vital in several Urban Warriors matches as he kept out waves of attacks on a vulnerable Ajax back four.

Who do you think deserves the award? Let the numbers below help you decide:

Moeneeb Josephs
(Bidvest Wits, 3rd)

League starts: 26
Goals conceded: 19
Clean sheets: 13
Penalty saves: 1 (plus Nedbank Cup SF shootout heroics)
Penalties conceded: 0
Absa Man of the Match: 3

Avg saves per match: 3.28
Saves to goal ratio: 80.22 (saves 4 out of every 5 shots)
*Point-saving performances: 5

Anssi Jaakkola
(Ajax Cape Town, 11th)

League starts: 23
Goals conceded: 24
Clean sheets: 10
Penalty saves: 2
Penalties conceded: 0
Absa Man of the Match: 2

Avg saves per match: 4.8
Saves to goal ratio: 83.49
*Point-saving performances: 5

Itumeleng Khune
(Kaizer Chiefs, 2nd)

League starts: 25
Goals conceded: 15
Clean sheets: 13
Penalty saves: 0
Penalties conceded: 0
Absa Man of the Match: 1

Avg saves per match: 2.48
Saves to goal ratio: 80.28
*Point-saving performances: 2

* A point-saving performance (PSP) is where a GK makes a minimum of 5 saves in a match, with his team either drawing, or winning by a single goal. His performance has resulted in either one point gained or three.

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posted: 2014-05-09 08:22:23


posted: 2014-05-09 08:22:45

Joseph in

Onaza Glorified Sendino
posted: 2014-05-09 08:23:45

i compare Khune's situation to Senzo in the previous campaign...protected by strong defence....

posted: 2014-05-09 08:28:05

How accurate are your stats cowditor cos khune did concede a penalty against wits

posted: 2014-05-09 08:32:18

Cowditer wits have weak defence compared to chiefs, that is an opinion and not a fact. But since you are pushing Josephs agenda its ok.

Izinto ZeBhakania
posted: 2014-05-09 08:32:47

ayisizi nje lento eyenziwa la coz we all know who the best goalkeeper this season was? saved two dubious penalties in a hostile DRC, one against Al Ahly, saved penalties against Thanda, was a man of the match in a number of PSL games.

our structure is a disgrace and it is run according to favouritism. how can a player who has been receiving yellow cards left right and centre and fouling and injuring players in the process be nominated a Footballer of the season? just because he scored against Pirates?


posted: 2014-05-09 08:35:04

Can we be updated on Q4 please?

Mavista we Bhakajuju
posted: 2014-05-09 08:35:24

Josephs deserves it more than any losers............his team will be playing Nedbank Cup final thanks to him

Bucs4eva Phindamzala
posted: 2014-05-09 08:39:59

Stats dont lie... Khune must not rob others like like he normally does!

Bucs4eva Phindamzala
posted: 2014-05-09 08:42:31

Its so sad that Bucs players will always be ignored! Even if Bucs can win a treble again... Bucs players wont win individual awards!

posted: 2014-05-09 08:44:30

lol unfortunately we chiefs fans are gonna vote for our keepr... u like it or not we have a flag to raise too. pirates fans can just sit down with their Kelly khumalo... we talking world class here n no matter ur biased stats based on penalties khune is still th best n u knw tht

Izinto ZeBhakania
posted: 2014-05-09 08:46:44

yeah my buccaneer, remember wen Jali was ignored wen he was by far the best candidate for the Footballer award.

posted: 2014-05-09 08:54:59

where is SENZO

Chincha Guluva
posted: 2014-05-09 08:59:44

Penalty saves: 2
Penalties conceded: 0

How can you have concede o penalties & save 2. can some body please explain 

Izinto ZeBhakania
posted: 2014-05-09 09:01:15

hahahaahha...yazi ngempela! #dead

Chincha Guluva
posted: 2014-05-09 09:01:53

This awards are f@cked up Teko Modise deserves to be nominated at least for the player of the season

Tumi_wa Lekhosi
posted: 2014-05-09 09:03:15

Not in a league match...

Izinto ZeBhakania
posted: 2014-05-09 09:06:09

ignored just like they did to Jali the two season ago.

Izinto ZeBhakania
posted: 2014-05-09 09:06:41

ignored just like they did to Jali two seasons ago

Michael McSundowns
posted: 2014-05-09 09:07:22

SkhumbuzoXulu  Did you care to notice that this is about individual performance and has got absolutely fokol to do with defence/defenders?? Did you fail to notice that this is not a collective performance but an individual one?? If you didn't, I suggest you take time and go read the article again...this time, try to read with intentions to understand and not read with intentions to try and be the 1st to comment. #I PAUSE#

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