CAF Champions League - Bidvest Wits 1 (2) - 0 (3) Primeiro de Agosto - As it happened

CAF Champions League - Bidvest Wits 1 (2) - 0 (3) Primeiro de Agosto - As it happened
Thulani Hlatshwayo of Bidvest Wits celebrates a goal

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Mar 17, 2018. 18:58

Welcome to as-it-happened coverage of the 2018 CAF Champions League match between Bidvest Wits (South Africa) and Primeiro de Agosto (Angola) from the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg.

This is a second-leg match in the first round, with the aggregate winners securing a place in the competition's group stage. Primeiro lead 1-0 from the first leg in Luanda, Angola, earlier in the month.

Commentary
All times CAT

- Geraldo to win it for Primeiro... he does it! Primeiro de Agosto win 3-2 on penalties and advance into the group stage of the Champions League!

- Claasen must score to keep Wits in it... and does! Wits 2-2 Primeiro.

- Troco for Primeiro... scored low and hard! Wits 1-2 Primeiro.

- Frosler for Wits... well finished! Wits on the board! Wits 1-1 Primeiro.

- Masuekama for Primeiro... saved by Keet! Wits 0-1 Primeiro.

- Klate for Wits... low and straight and saved by Cabaca! Wits 0-1 Primeiro.

- Akinfenwa for Primeiro... great save from Keet, Wits still in it! Wits 0-1 Primeiro.

- Pelembe takes Wits' second... and misses! Over the bar! Wits 0-1 Primeiro.

- Da Costa takes Primeiro's first... and scores! Wits 0-1 Primeiro.

- Wits will shoot first. Majoro to take the first spot kick... and it's saved by Cabaca! Wits 0-0 Primeiro.

90+4' - Full time - Wits win the game 1-0, but it's 1-1 on aggregate and we will go to penalties! A place in the Champions League group stage is on the line!

90+3' - Substitution - Primeiro swap goalkeepers late on, with Adao Cabaca replacing the excellent Cipriano. Is Cabaca a specialist for spot kicks?

90' - There will be three minutes of added time.

86' - Klate with a knock-down, Majoro looks to get onto it but can't get a clean shot away from close range! What a chance spurned!

84' - Can Wits go on and win it in what remains of regulation time? As things stand, we're going to penalties...

81' - GOAL! Wits 1-0 Primeiro - Wits finally break the deadlock and it comes through the class of Pelembe! He picks up a loose ball on the edge of the box, feints to shoot, cuts inside to his left foot and hammers the ball home to make it 1-1 on aggregate!

79' - Free header for Majoro and he puts it wide! It's just not happening for the Clever Boys.

77' - Yellow card - Cautions for both Hlanti and Jacques. The teams are losing their discipline...

75' - Yellow card - Anifowoshe cautioned for having words with Majoro and this match is threatening to boil over...

74' - Majoro lucky not to get any card for a nasty challenge near the sideline on Geraldo. It was worth a yellow at the very least...

71' - Substitution - Primeiro's second change sees Salomao Troco replace Bokamba.

70' - Chance for Majoro as he shoots from inside the box, but his effort hits the side netting!

68' - Midway through the second half, still 0-0 on the day and 1-0 to Primeiro on aggregate.

65' - Cafumana steals the ball off Klate, but his cross from the right is wayward. A rare attacking chance for Primeiro goes to waste.

61' - Substitution - Daine Klate replaces Pule in Wits' second change of the game.

57' - Cipriano twice punches away dangerous crosses from the flanks. The Primeiro goalkeeper is doing some solid work for his team.

53' - Wits continuing to dominate, as they did through most of the first half.

49' - Pule with a chance as he gets on the end of a diagonal from the right, but he can't get his volley on target.

46' - Substitution - Back underway in the second half. Wits have made a change by sending on Thobani Mncwango for Myeni.

45+3' - Half time - The whistle goes for the interval. It's 0-0 on the day, but Primeiro still cling to a narrow 1-0 lead overall.

45+2' - Great chance for Primeiro's Geraldo, but he can't beat Keet one-on-one! That save could be crucial in the tie!

45 - Cipriano drops a right-wing cross from Myeni, but recovers well to clear. There will be two  minutes of added time.

40' - Hlanti crosses from the left to find Hlatshwayo, whose header flashes just wide of the near post! Better from Wits, but Primeiro remain in charge of the tie.

39' - Majoro in space on the right, but his attempt to find Pule at the far post is well claimed by the visitors' goalkeeper.

33' - Wits beginning to dominate now, they just need to sharpen up their delivery in the final third.

30' - Hlanti whips in a cross from the left, but it's got too much pace on it for Majoro to get there.

27' - Substitution - Primeiro skipper Afonso is replaced by Kehinde Anifowoshe due to injury.

26' - Afonso is down again, this will bring a premature end to his game...

25' - Frosler fires in a low cross, but Cipriano does well to clear with his legs.

22' - Yellow card - Wits' Scott is booked for a late lunge on Akinfenwa. Taking one for the team, as the Primeiro number 10 was on a dangerous run forward...

20' - A big worry for Primeiro as captain Afonso limps to the side of the field with what seems to be a muscle strain.

18' - Claasen does well to steal the ball in midfield, push wide and cross from the left, but his ball is just beyond the head of Majoro in the middle of the danger area.

13' - Hlanti goes direct for goal from a free kick, but his effort is well saved by Cipriano.

10' - More good work from Geraldo down the right flank, but his cross is well claimed by 'keeper Keet. The Angolan side look very dangerous on the counter attack...

5' - Primeiro attacker Geraldo looks to line-up a long-range shot, but it's blocked by Wits' Gyimah.

2' - Frosler with a fine cross from the right, but it's intercepted by the Primeiro defence before being collected by goalkeeper Cipriano.

1' - Kick-off - We are underway in Johannesburg! Wits wear all-white, while Primeiro are in red and black.

16h50 - Our referee for this match is Somalian official Hassan Mohamed Hagi.

16h45 - A reminder that the only score which can send the tie to penalties is a 1-0 win for Wits.

16h30 - Half an hour to kick-off, here are the line-ups:

Wits: Darren Keet, Reeve Frosler, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Edwin Gyimah, Sfiso Hlanti, Elias Pelembe, Daylon Claasen, Granwald Scott, Sifiso Myeni, Vincent Pule, Lehlohonolo Majoro

Primeiro: Adilson Cipriano, Jose Ganga, Bakulu Jacques, Isaac Da Costa, Manuel Cafumana, Beadrik Unge, Ibukun Akinfenwa, Geraldo, Lompala Bokamba, Masunguma Afonso, Natael Masuekama



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