3 - 0
(1 - 0)
Bidvest Stadium
03/10/2014 20:00
Referee: Thabo Nkosi

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Bidvest Wits vs Moroka Swallows

Posted: 3 October 2014 Time: 19:39

Bidvest Wits got the 2014 Telkom Knockout off to an entertaining start with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Moroka Swallows on Friday night.

The Clever Boys scored their goals through Jabulani Shongwe, Buhle Mkhwanazi and Vincent Pule at the Bidvest Stadium and have become the first team to book a place in Monday’s quarterfinal draw.

Wits started the match strongly and created a great chance to open the scoring as early as the seventh minute. Vincent Pule played a one-two that put him one-on-one with goalkeeper Sage Stephens, but he opted for a poor pass instead of taking on the responsibility himself.

The Birds offered little in attack, but almost got lucky in the 24th minute. A free kick from Dikgang Mabalane was met by a Wits defender, but the ball rebounded off Ashraf Hendricks and nearly crept into the home side’s net.

However, Wits got their just rewards for a strong first half performance when Jabulani Shongwe put them ahead 10 minutes before the break. The former Mamelodi Sundowns man curled a beautiful left-footed shot into the top corner from 20 metres out to put the hosts 1-0 up.

It took just 15 minutes of the second half for the Clever Boys to double their advantage. Sameehg Doutie provided a perfect in-swinging corner kick from the left and Buhle Mkhwanazi powered home an unstoppable header at the near post to make it 2-0 on the hour mark.

Six minutes later it was 3-0. Some slick passing from Wits saw Doutie whip in another fine cross, this time from the right flank, and youngster Vincent Pule arrived at the far post to steer home a perfectly executed left-footed volley.

HOME: Bidvest Wits

Coach: Gavin Hunt
Formation: four three three

AWAY: Swallows FC

Coach: Gavin Hunt
Formation: four three three

Livefyre comments on this story...

Juda Scaliot
posted: 2014-10-03 18:28:57

So gud to see Philani Cele and Lucky Baloyi in the Swallows line up. Hope these boys will give it their all

posted: 2014-10-03 19:13:10

There goes Swaiswai

posted: 2014-10-03 19:17:17

swallows will still going to loose this game,their goalkeeper is a bit suspect,they don't penetrate as much as they should he.

MTN88 Champion Rhino
posted: 2014-10-03 19:33:04

Swallows is like Pirates this Days Kahle Kahle they must Fire they are Coach's. Love & Peace. 

posted: 2014-10-03 19:35:30

Yeses dis swai defence cn't defend set plays...

posted: 2014-10-03 19:44:28

They should go back to Zebies coz they are clearly not helping Swallow in anyway

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-10-03 19:52:03

Another coach soon will bite the dust.

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-10-03 20:09:25

MTN88…? Nc nc nc…. Yekhela ugoloko njadini….!

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-10-03 20:09:38

Amazulu and swallows will hv new coaches come next month. Useshilo ke ushlalo wezihlalo

ngiyKhosiphouhlushwa yin
posted: 2014-10-03 20:10:59

Zeca mastickswidi must take his son and go...

posted: 2014-10-03 20:16:38

Swallows has a very thin squad. Not sure I can blame the coach.

posted: 2014-10-03 20:17:49

Swallows is finished and i dont See any Coach who can rescue the Team at this Stage! May be Costa Papic bt he is with City, Cavin Johnson also nö, Neil Tovey Not sure, Mursin Ertugral nö he needs a Good squad, Rudi Kraal also nö, he may Need a Lot of resources. Only Steve khompela can help Swallows he has succeded at Free State Stars with nö resources but he Looks happy at MU.

posted: 2014-10-03 20:19:45

Leon Prins has Never Fired a Coach in his Life brue, unless Zaca resigns

MTN88 Champion Rhino
posted: 2014-10-03 20:40:45

After i win another Trophy i will be Telkom Rhino. Love & Peace. 

posted: 2014-10-03 20:40:57

Ai what's happening to swallows vele? It can only swallow weak teams like poorats

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-03 20:48:10

jerrr! Where did swallows get that useless cow of a keeper? Lol... Mara Marquez should be sacked already mos, clueless cowch. Once and always bucs. 

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-03 20:50:29

shlalo wezihlalo lollol in a few days. Once and always bucs. 

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-03 20:53:06

MTN88 Champion Rhino hela nja leave bucs out of this, it's about the finished swayi here, we are playing on Sunday. Moer man! Chimp. Once and always bucs. 

posted: 2014-10-03 20:58:10

eh kubi musi

Bass D
posted: 2014-10-03 21:37:54

Lollipo is only goood as an ass Coach. Oops, I mean assistant coach

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