MATCH CENTRE

WED 17 MAY 2017, 19:30, BIDVEST STADIUM

2
VS
0

Bidvest Wits secure first Absa Premiership title

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Wed May 17, 21:32

Bidvest Wits won the 2016/17 Absa Premiership title after defeating Polokwane City 2-0 at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night.

This was after Mamelodi Sundowns dropped points against Maritzburg United, while the Clever Boys secured a victory over Rise and Shine, who remain sixth on the league table.

It took only three minutes for James Keene to fire Wits into the lead when he headed past Polokwane goalkeeper George Chigova to make it 1-0 to the home side.

Lorence Vilakazi, the Polokwane midfielder, then tried his luck from range in the 17th minute, but his attempt was well saved by Wits shot-stopper Darren Keet.

However, the South African goalkeeper and his defence were able to contain Polokwane and the score was 1-0 to Wits at the interval.

Polokwane coach Bernard Molekwa made the first change of the game when he pulled out Walter Musona for Rendai Ndou just three minutes into the second-half.

But the home side doubled their lead on the hour-mark when Daine Klate fired past Chigova to make it 2-0 to Wits much to the delight of their fans.

The Clever Boys then dominated the remaining minutes of the match - attacking in numbers as they looked to extend their lead.

However, Polokwane center back Thapelo Tshilo and his team-mates were able to contain Wits, who emerged 2-0 winners at home in the end.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH BIDVEST STADIUM
BIDVEST WITS GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
28. James Keene (3')
7. Daine Klate (60')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
4
Defender
2
Defender
13
Defender
4
3
Defender
48'
23
Midfielder
60'
7
Midfielder
65'
14
Midfielder
88'
11
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
3'
90'
28
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
79'
10
Midfielder
33
Forward/Striker
17
Midfielder
8
Forward/Striker
29
SUBSTITUTIONS
Phumlani Ntshangase
Defender
79'
41
Rendani Ndou
Forward/Striker
48'
19
Vincent Pule
Midfielder
88'
12
Puleng Tlolane
Forward/Striker
65'
10
Eleazar Rodgers
Forward/Striker
90'
9
CARDS
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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