Bidvest Wits secure first Absa Premiership title

Bidvest Wits secure first Absa Premiership title
Bidvest Wits win the 2016/17 Absa Premiership title during football match between Bidvest Wits and Polokwane City at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg on 17 May 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Wednesday May 17, 2017. 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.



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