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BidVest Wits shock Chiefs


BidVest Wits walloped Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in a Castle Premiership fixture at the FNB stadium on Wednesday evening.

The match started off with Chiefs conceding three corner-kicks within the first ten minutes. Wits' Abram Raselemane combined well with Brazilian Marco De Jesus giving 'Amakhosi' problems in a number of occasions.

Emmanuel Ngobese rose to the occasion in the 13th minute  and provided a cross into the box but Kaizer Motaung Jnr headed over the bar.

Cyril Nzama's cross into the box a while later was missed by on coming Shaun Bartlett, with Moneeb Josephs clearly flat-footed.

In the 28th minute, Wits' Noah Chivuta sent the 'Amakhosi' supporters into silence when his fierce shot hit the upright.

Ngobese's 30th minute run saw him unwittingly pass the ball to Tinashe Negomashe whose weak shot went straight into Josephs' hands.

In 44th minute,Lucas Sebona crossed the ball into the box and deJesus beat Rowen Fernandez with a header giving Wits a lead.


Former Bafana Bafana stalwart,Eric Tinkler was brought in as substitute in the 35th minute to tighten the midfield,ironically it was Tinkler who was adjudged to have fouled Siyabonga Nkosi in the box.Chiefs' goalkeeper,Fernandez converted from the penalty spot to give the hosts an equalizer.

In the second stanza,Wits became defensive and brought in strong man Teboho Mokoena to solidify the Wits midfield.

In the 58th it was deJesus again who scored a winner for Wits against the run off play after recieving a square ball from home boy, Julio Danilo.He had squared a ball into the box, but Derrick Spencer failed to clear with De Jesus making no mistake.

Shaun Bartlett almost leveled matters for Chiefs when his header was saved after a square ball was floated onto his path by substitute David Mathebula.

Wits inspired by veteran Tinkler, defended their hard secured lead until the final whistle.The 'Amakhosi' supporters blemished Wits mood when they threw missiles onto the pitch calling for the coach's blood.

By Walter Mabeba

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Venue: ABSA Stadium

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Castle Premiership
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Venue: Meadowlands Stadium

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Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

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