MATCH CENTRE

SUN 27 AUGUST 2017, 15:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
0

Patosi inspires Cape Town City to victory

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sun August 27, 17:38

Cape Town City edged out Bidvest Wits 1-0 in the MTN8 Cup semi-final first-leg encounter in the Mother City on Sunday.

The Clever Boys are scheduled to host the Citizens at the Bidvest Stadium in the second-leg match in two weeks time.

The Citizens should have taken an early lead after Sibusiso Masina ran into the Clever Boys box, but he failed to make a meaningful touch.

At the other end, City goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters was called into action and he produced a great save to deny Wits midfielder Thabang Monare.

The towering shot-stopper had to be alert in the 39th minute and he did well to gather Wits forward Frank Gabadinho Mhango's effort from inside the City box.

Wits were made to rue those two chances as Ayanda Patosi beat Wits keeper Moeneeb Josephs from close range to make it 1-0 to City in the 44th minute.

City were 1-0 up at the interval after the Wits defence was punished by Patosi, who pounced after the visitors' had failed to clear the ball away.

Wits dominated the second-half and they came very close to scoring in the 65th minute when Daine Klate forced Walters into a good save.

Kobamelo Kodisang, who was introduced in the 59th minute by Wits coach Gavin Hunt, was keeping the City defence very busy with his good runs.

The attacker beat City defender Edmilson Dove in the 80th minute, but he fired wide of the target without troubling Walters with time running out for Wits.

Walters then denied Wits defender S'fiso Hlanti in stoppage time - ensuring that the match ended in a 1-0 victory to City on the day.

City (1) 1 (Patosi 44')
Wits (0) 0

City: Walters, Fielies, Johannes, Mkhize, Seedat, Putsche, Nodada, Masina (Modise 70'), Patosi (Dove 74), Lakay, Majoro (Koapeng 84').

Wits: Josephs, Frosler, Hlatshwayo, Damjanovic, Hlanti, Scott, Klate (Pule 78'), Monare (Kodisang 59'), Claasen, Mhango (Pienaar 46'), Gamal.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
SEMI FINAL 1ST LEG CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS BIDVEST WITS GOALS
10. Ayanda Patosi (44')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
60'
6
Defender
13
Defender
16
Defender
88'
3
Defender
12
Midfielder
0
Defender
2
Midfielder
78'
7
Midfielder
44'
74'
10
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
33
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
84'
45
Midfielder
59'
8
Forward/Striker
70'
24
Forward/Striker
46'
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Teko Modise
Midfielder
70'
13
Steven Pienaar
Midfielder
46'
20
Edmilson Dove
Defender
74'
5
Kobamelo Kodisang
Midfielder
59'
18
Letsie Koapeng
Forward/Striker
84'
9
Vincent Pule
Midfielder
78'
12
CARDS
Ebrahim Seedat
Defender
60'
6
Thulani Hlatshwayo
Defender
88'
3
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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