MATCH CENTRE

SAT 08 AUGUST 2015, 20:15, BIDVEST STADIUM

2
VS
1

Students too clever for Ajax

by Staff Reporter

Sat August 08, 22:34

Goals by Sibusiso Vilakazi and Elias Pelembe were enough to hand Bidvest Wits three points as they defeated Ajax Cape Town 2-1 at Bidvest Wits Stadium on Saturday night in the Absa Premiership.

Although the hosts netted first through their in-form playmaker in Sibusiso Vilakazi, the Urban Warriors managed to pull one back through defender Abbubaker Mobara, but it was ex- Mamelodi Sundowns winger Elias Pelembe who killed off the match.

In the opening minutes, both sides failed to create clear-cut scoring chances, but it was Gavin Hunt’s men who received a free-kick after an unfair challenge on Vilakazi by Mobara. Daine Klate crossed the ball in from the free kick resulting in the Bafana international finding the opener with a right-foot finish as early as the 11th minute.

In the 17th minute, Phumlani Ntshangase gave away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Toriq Losper and he saw his name written in the referee’s book as he was cautioned for unsporting behaviour.

It took Roger De Sa’s men 26 minutes to find an equaliser through Mobara when he finished with his left foot, beating goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs.

Both sides went to the tunnel held at 1-1 and the second half began on a high note as Hunt took off the goal scorer for Calvin Kadi and opportunities were scarce, prompting spectators to witness a defensive encounter.

The second stanza was dominated by fouls and as time was running out, both sides were seemingly comfortable in settling for a point, however, the Joburg-based side showed hunger in search of the second strike.

With no breath-taking action happening from the second half until the 76th minute, the hosts managed to grab the lead through ‘Domingues’ when substitute Phakamani Mahlambi beat three men before finding Pelembe, who tucked his effort low past Anssi Jaakkola.

In their efforts to find an equaliser, the Capetonians tried everything but it was in vain when Franklin Cale's effort hit the woodwork as Hunt’s men grabbed the full three points.

Bidvest Wits (1) 2 (Vilakazi 11’, Pelembe 75’)
Ajax Cape Town (1) 1 (Mobara 26’)

Bidvest Wits: Josephs, Allie, Hlatshwayo. Klate (Faty 74’), Vilakazi (Kadi 64’), Pelembe, Botes (Mahlambi 64’), Nhlapho, Shongwe, Bhasera, Ntshangase

Ajax: Jaakkola, Lolo, Coetzee, Mobara, Jenniker, Ncube (Ncube 66’), Losper, Mdabuka, Gamildien (Norodien 54’), Nxumalo, Mzwakali

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH BIDVEST STADIUM
BIDVEST WITS GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
10. Sibusiso Vilakazi (11') 18. Abbubaker Mobara (26')
11. Elias Pelembe (75')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
2
Defender
22
Defender
24
Defender
66'
25
Defender
17'
41
Defender
3
Defender
20
Midfielder
26'
18
3
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
74'
7
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
75'
11
Midfielder
54'
13
Midfielder
52'
22
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
11'
64'
10
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
64'
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Phakamani Mahlambi
Midfielder
64'
27
Riyaad Norodien
Midfielder
54'
31
Calvin Kadi
Forward/Striker
64'
25
Franklin Cale
Midfielder
66'
24
Papy Faty
Midfielder
74'
17
CARDS
Phumlani Ntshangase
Defender
17'
41
Jabulani Shongwe
Midfielder
52'
22
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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