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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Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-05-09 11:26:58

Joseph is better

posted: 2014-05-09 12:16:36

Chincha Guluva  I'm sure you've seen goalkeepers leaving their goal line and tripnthe on coming player thus CONCEDING a penalty, sometimes getting a red card! 

posted: 2014-05-09 12:57:06

Josephs and Jaakkola did better on statistics than Khune but he got injured Khune n still he's gonna win

posted: 2014-05-09 17:22:19

Khune faked injury and eloped with minnie dhlamini when he came back they divorced and he went for Bonang matheba now his being nominated for keeper award. Shame on SA

Madrid-Dortmund-Manchester-Chiefs fan
posted: 2014-05-09 23:58:26

Cowmeat Erasmouse stats:

Played: 24

Clean sheet : 22

Point-LOOSING perfomance: 9

Absa Man-of-the-match:1

Jaakkola has more clean sheets dan Cowyiwa, am glad he wsn't nominated!

Love & peace(#Wits for Nedbank)

Madrid-Dortmund-Manchester-Chiefs fan
posted: 2014-05-10 00:03:15

Outsde South Africa?, PSL has nothng to do wit dat, go and complain to CAF commt. But I knw dat dey'll ask Aboutrika to ansa u.

And PSL will show u Ngele, Kekana n Ntanga

Madrid-Dortmund-Manchester-Chiefs fan
posted: 2014-05-10 00:13:25

Wat he dd on CAF must b awarded on CAF awards & yes he was nominated bt nvr won.. PSL awards has to do wit League, Nedbank, Telkom n MTN8. And again u wrote abt de penalties saved against Mazembe, If my mnd sys me ryt, Legkwathi said de sme thng dat Meyiwa deservd de award bcoz he saved 2 penalties(End of last season).

posted: 2014-05-10 10:08:49

No comparisons here...Khune is still no.1...he conceded few goals matter how you try to rebuke that fact...saving and conceding are two distinct things

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2014-05-13 13:05:16

I can give it to Jaakola or Josephs

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2014-07-12 10:02:46

w jakkol

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