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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Izinto ZeBhakania
posted: 2014-05-09 09:09:53

which is why Chiefs did not win a thing coz they focused more on defending than attacking, even called on a Defensive Striker in a form of Super Kingston Nkhatha...

posted: 2014-05-09 09:16:29

If the center backs are good then the keeper has less to do in a match.

Last season Khune was the pillar of the defence, and this season the center backs were better compared to last season

posted: 2014-05-09 09:19:23

This statement is stupid, naive and completely wrong when talking about individual award

"Josephs, playing behind an arguably inferior defence to the one Khune stands behind at Chiefs" NOT a fact but opinion.

Pity because if this award will be decided by fans voting, needless to say where the award will go.

So this will be like the very same thing crying foul about OSKIDO aka MR Kalawa has not won any SAMA until this YR. Nakhona he had to win an award for the guy who stood the test of time since 1994...tltltltlt

Its because we people know his good and deserving to win BUT when voting come we dont vote.

posted: 2014-05-09 09:33:08

4lyf That's why it says "arguably" that means it's debatable whether Chiefs' defence is better than Wits'.

posted: 2014-05-09 09:34:14

Chincha Guluva Was obviously a different player on his team who conceded the penalty.

posted: 2014-05-09 09:36:02

Kelly probably ringing PSL to complain lol

posted: 2014-05-09 09:44:39

Where is Senzo...he did much better than all these palookas especially Cowne

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-05-09 09:47:09

Undoubtedly Josephs has always been better than Khune, now cause he is out of the Mighty ship it feels right & comfortable, all of a sudden, for journos to state his case... but during the treble winning exploits non of this was mentioned as Josephs always played second fiddle irrespective of his treble winning saves...

bra liefy
posted: 2014-05-09 09:49:12

Josephs was tipped to be a useless looser by Minister of sports Fikile Mbalula, Joseph is too useless for our national team. ha ha ha ha

posted: 2014-05-09 09:54:50

Bucs4eva Never include Pirates players because we all know the story. Jali and Sangweni all failed because the majority of the PSL is not in favor of Pirates.

posted: 2014-05-09 09:57:21

BucsPython** Pirates conceeded only 21 goals [yet] this season and Meyiwa has played almost every game in the league but where is he? I don't know who gets to nominate the players.

** Mrango **
posted: 2014-05-09 10:11:47

Senzo peformance against FSS deserves for Itu he is like Nyawana who always receive a call up to BB regardeless of his perfomance...

posted: 2014-05-09 10:34:07

Meyiwa scored more Quickies with Kelly than anyone in the psl.

posted: 2014-05-09 10:38:13

Bonga BucsPython** I'm also surprised that a goal keeper who has kept the poles in and outside south africa so well is ommitted. Khune has been a flopped this year and to crowning it all he was lucky not to get a red card when he caused the penalty and also had the nerve to confront the referee furiously 

posted: 2014-05-09 10:39:32

Chincha Guluva I think you must recall this comment, it shows ignorance. It could be that you are joking & if you are ngiyaxolisa however  recall it mfana.

posted: 2014-05-09 10:51:38

mzash busy with Kelly somewhere

posted: 2014-05-09 10:52:34

Bucs4eva Teko won that award twice while at Pirates for doing nothing so stop complaining

posted: 2014-05-09 10:53:22

Stupid stat...... conceding goals should be a negative contributor. 

19 goals in 26 games = avg 0.8 conceded per game

and 24 goals in 23 matches = avg 1.04 conceded per game

Chincha Guluva
posted: 2014-05-09 11:02:32

s50403168 Chincha Guluva Wena wa tsekela straight!

posted: 2014-05-09 11:20:44

Shorts0874 BongaBucsPython** One word "Kekana" lol

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