MATCH CENTRE

TUE 23 AUGUST 2016, 19:30, BIDVEST STADIUM

2
VS
1

Clever Boys school Amakhosi for perfect PSL start

by BackPageTXT

Tue August 23, 22:38

Bidvest Wits got their 2016-17 Absa Premiership campaign up and running with a 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Goals from Elias Pelembe and Thulani Hlatshwayo leading the Clever Boys to all three points in what was an early season heavyweight clash in Braamfontein.

Lorenzo Gordinho pulled back a late goal for the visitors, but it proved of little importance as the Students held on for what was their first league home victory over the their illustrious hosts since November 2002.

Bidvest Wits dominated the opening exchanges, but Chiefs started to find their rhythm and were just in their stride when the Clever Boys struck through Pelembe in the 34th minute.

The Mozambique international with an expert diving finish from a Sifiso Hlanti cross following good work by Frank Mhango in the build-up - a wonderful passage of play rewarded with a goal.

Hlatshwayo doubled the visitors lead in the 65th minute following poor marking by the Amakhosi.

Their strength for most of the past few seasons, set-pieces have proved to be their Achilles heel of late and it again proved the case. 'Tyson' rising highest - unmarked - to nod home for the Clever Boys' second on the night.

Gordinho gave Chiefs some hope of a late fightback in the 82nd minute with a superb glancing header, but after Emmanuel Letlotlo skied a late chance, Bidvest Wits held on for a rare win on home soil over the Glamour Boys.

Bidvest Wits (1) 2 (Pelembe 34' Hlatshwayo 65')

Kiazer Chiefs (0) 1 (Gordinho 82')

Bidvest Wits: Josephs; Allie, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti - Klate (Gome 69'), Monare, Mlambo, Pelembe (Khumalo 90+1') - Mhango, Rodgers (Malajila 86')

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune; Moleko, Mphahlele, Gordinho, Masilela - Twala, Katsande, Maluleka (Macha 72'), Lebese (Letlotlo 57') - Ekstein - Parker (Manqele 82')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH BIDVEST STADIUM
BIDVEST WITS GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
11. Elias Pelembe (34') 26. Lorenzo Joao Gordinho (82')
3. Thulani Hlatshwayo (65')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
87'
32
Defender
32'
15
Defender
18
Defender
2
Defender
82'
26
Defender
13
2
Defender
65'
3
Defender
24
Midfielder
69'
7
Midfielder
57'
17
Midfielder
34'
90 + 1'
11
Midfielder
72'
12
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
31
Forward/Striker
86'
9
Midfielder
7
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
82'
25
SUBSTITUTIONS
Wangu Gome
Midfielder
69'
6
Emmanuel Letlotlo
Forward/Striker
57'
21
Cuthbert Malajila
Forward/Striker
86'
25
Lewis Macha
Forward/Striker
72'
19
Bongani Khumalo
Defender
90 + 1'
4
Edward Manqele
Forward/Striker
82'
22
CARDS
Buhle Mkhwanazi
Defender
32'
15
Itumeleng Khune
Goalkeeper
87'
32
Cuthbert Malajila
Forward/Striker
90'
25
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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