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Head-to-head: Thabo Rakhale vs Siphiwe Tshabalala

Posted: 28 January 2016 Time: 18:01 looks at the statistics of two midfielders who will be on opposing ends in the Soweto Derby on Saturday.

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Thabo Rakhale and Siphiwe Tshabalala are likely to provide a lot of the creativity for Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium.

The standout statistic is that Tshabalala has 10 assists to Rakhale's zero this season but the Pirates man was arguably more influential in his side's 3-1 victory in the first round of the season, even though it was 'Shabba' who got an assist for Chiefs' consolation goal in that match.

Below are their statistics for the season so far in head-to-head format. Who do you think will perform better in the upcoming Derby?


  Tshabalala Rakhale
Appearances 21 24
Minutes played 2034 1990
Total shots 52 43
Shooting accuracy 48% 32%
Goals 2 5
Assists 10 0
Successful passes 896 674
Passes in opposition half 622 547
Passes into final third 159 100
Passes into penalty area 218 98
Crosses 54 85


*Statistics provided by Prozone Sports

Article by: KICK OFF

Tags:  Soweto Derby

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