Ahmed Gamal Amr of Bidvest Wits is challenged by Taariq Fielies of Cape Town City during the 2017 MTN8 Semifinal 1st leg fixture between Cape Town City and Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium on 27 August 2017 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Sep 10, 2017. 16:59

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2017 MTN8 Cup semi-final second-leg match between Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Wits: Josephs, Hlatshwayo, Damjanovic, Scott, Gamal Amr, Pelembe, Pule, Hlanti, Pienaar, Kodisang, Frosler.

City: Walters, Mkhize, Fielies, Johannes, Seedat, Nodada, Putsche, Modise, Masina, Majoro, Patosi.


That's all from the Bidvest Stadium where Cape Town City beat Bidvest Wits 2-1 and the former advanced to the 2017 MTN8 Cup final after winning the tie 3-1 on aggregate. Please join us again next time. Cheers!

FULL-TIME! Wits 1-2 City.

95' - CLOSE! Wits striker Rodgers misses the target from close range.

90' - The fourth official has added five minutes.

85' - It's end to end stuff in the closing stages of the match as City are looking dangerous on the counter-attack.

80' - City sub: Gumede IN, Modise OUT.

75' - Damjanovic connects with Wits midfielder Pienaar's corner-kick, but he heads over the crossbar.

71' - GOAL! Wits 1-2 City. Majoro turns and fires home from inside the Wits box.

70' - GREAT SAVE! City full-back Seedat receives the ball in the Wits box and he forces keeper Josephs into a great diving save.

66' - Caution: Patosi (City) booked.

65' - City forward Majoro is sent through on goal by Nodada, but the former is ruled offside.

62' - Wits sub: Mhango IN, Pelembe OUT.

60' - City sub: Matsi IN, Putsche OUT.

55' - Wits winger Pelembe whips a good cross into the City box and Johannes makes a great clearance.

54' - City sub: Lakay IN, Masina OUT.

50' - City winger Patosi beats his marker, but the ball goes out for a throw in as the visitors search for an early goal in the second-half.

46' - The second-half is underway.

46' - Wits sub: Klate IN, Pule OUT.
46' - Wits sub: Rodgers IN, Gamal OUT.

HALF-TIME! Wits 1-1 City. (Aggregate score Wits 1-2 City).

45' - The fourth official has added three minutes.

40' - CLOSE! City captain Johannes makes a world class goal-line clearance after the ball had hit the crossbar as Wits press the visitors.

35' - Caution: Pienaar (Wits) is booked.

30' - It is 1-1 as we reach the half-hour mark here at the Bidvest Stadium. City are leading 2-1 on aggregate.

27' - GOAL! Wits 1-1 City. Gamal scores an own goal from Patosi's free-kick.

25' - Walters, the City keeper, comes out to gather Wits winger Pule's header.

20' - Modise plays a through pass for his City teammate Majoro, but Wits keeper Josephs comes out to gather the ball as the Citizens search for the equalizing goal.

15' - Seedat whips a long ball forward for his City teammate Masina, who is ruled offside.

11' - GOAL! Wits 1-0 City. Hlatshwayo scores from close range following a scramble in the City box.

10' - Play is stopped as City midfielder Modise is down injured as Wits continue to press the visitors.

5' - Hlanti whips a dangerous low cross across the City goal and the ball goes out for a goal-kick as Wits, who are trailing 1-0 on aggregate, search for an early goal.

1' - The match is underway.

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