Soweto Derby head-to-head: Daniel Cardoso vs Innocent Maela

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Cardoso has managed 14 total tackles in 10 Absa Pr
Cardoso has managed 14 total tackles in 10 Absa Premiership games, at an average of 1,4 per 90 mins.
Maela has managed 5 total tackles in 9 Absa Premie
Maela has managed 5 total tackles in 9 Absa Premiership games, at an average of 0,6 per 90 mins.
Cardos has managed 5 total interceptions thus far,
Cardos has managed 5 total interceptions thus far, at an average of 0,5 per 90 mins.
Maela has managed 2 total interceptions thus far,
Maela has managed 2 total interceptions thus far, at an average of 0,2 per 90 mins.
Cardoso has managed 85 total clearances thus far,
Cardoso has managed 85 total clearances thus far, at an average of 8,5 per 90 mins.
Maela has managed 45 total clearances thus far, at
Maela has managed 45 total clearances thus far, at an average of 5 per 90 mins.

This weekend’s Absa Premiership Soweto Derby produces some interesting head-to-head battles, with KickOff.com offering a look into that of Daniel Cardoso and Innocent Maela.

Cardoso has been an ever-present for Kaizer Chiefs this season, featuring in all 10 of their league games thus far, and has been their best defender according to the latest statistics.

Maela has managed all but one of Orlando Pirates’ 10 league matches thus far, and in the absence of skipper Happy Jele, is their best defender according to the latest statistics.

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With the tie expected to be decided by small details, either defender could play a pivotal role in the outcome by 17h30 on Saturday evening, but how have they fared this season?

Check out the gallery above for a comparison of the performances of Cardoso and Maela this season…

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