MATCH CENTRE

SAT 03 AUGUST 2019, 20:15, KING ZWELITHINI STADIUM

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Bidvest Wits overcome AmaZulu in Durban

by Staff Reporter

Sun August 04, 08:56

Bidvest Wits defeated AmaZulu FC 3-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday night.


The Clever Boys contained Usuthu in the opening stages of the game before they broke the deadlock in the 15th minute following a defensive error.


Zimbabwean attacker Terrence Dzvukamanja pounced and he beat AmaZulu goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs with a header to make it 1-0 to Wits.


The hosts had to find a way to level matters, but they could not seriously test Brandon Petersen in the Clever Boys goal-posts.


Andre De Jong’s shot was blocked before Siphesihle Maduna’s follow up went wide of the target as Usuthu looked to equalize.


The visitors looked dangerous every time they pushed forward and they managed to double their lead in the 38th minute.


This time it was Namibian winger Deon Hotto, who hit the back of the net as he fired past experienced keeper Josephs to make it 2-0 to Wits heading to the half-time break.


The Clever Boys continued to attack after the restart and they extended their lead from Keegan Ritchie’s well-taken free-kick.


The former Kaizer Chiefs left-back’s set-piece was headed home by Thulani Hlatshwayo to make it 3-0 to Wits nine minutes after the restart.


AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson introduced Talent Chawapiwa in the 73rd minute as the hosts looked to pull one back.


Chawapiwa tried to make an immediate when he set-up his teammate Lehlohonolo Majoro, whose effort was well saved by Wits shot-stopper Petersen.


The hosts launched late attacks in search of a consolation goal, but Wits stood firm at the back and ultimately, they emerged 3-0 winners over AmaZulu on the night.


AmaZulu (0) 0

Wits (2) 3 (Dzvukamanja 15′, Hotto 38′, Hlatshwayo 54′)


AmaZulu: Josephs, Sikhakhane, Mabiliso, Khumalo, T Gumede, Vilakazi, Ncube (Majoro 46′), Sithebe, Maduna (Magaqa 79′), De Jong (Chawapiwa 73′), Ntuli.


Wits: Petersen, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Alexander, Monare, Hotto, Doutie (Pelembe 66′), Macheke, Ritchie (Lark 88′), Macuphu, Dzvukamanja (Domingo 76′).


MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH KING ZWELITHINI STADIUM
AMAZULU GOALS BIDVEST WITS GOALS
Terrence Dzvukamanja (15')
7. Deon Hotto (38')
3. Thulani Hlatshwayo (54')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
AMAZULU STARTING LINEUP BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
18
Goalkeeper
1
29
Defender
15
24
Defender
88'
13
Defender
27
Defender
54'
3
Midfielder
73'
0
Defender
4
Midfielder
46'
6
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
38'
7
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
66'
37
Midfielder
79'
34
Midfielder
15'
76'
0
Forward/Striker
7
Midfielder
8
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lehlohonolo Majoro
Forward/Striker
46'
0
Elias Pelembe
Midfielder
66'
11
Talent Chawapiwa
Midfielder
73'
7
Haashim Domingo
Forward/Striker
76'
21
Sbusiso Magaqa
Defender
79'
26
Carl Lark
Midfielder
88'
0
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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