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Free State Star's Collins Chabalala battles for the ball with Wit's Almiro Lobo.

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Students beat Free State Stars

Posted: 9 April 2008 Time: 21:12

Clive Moyo-Modise scored the only goal of the game to hand BidVest Wits a 1-0 win over Free State Stars in their Absa Premiership clash at the BidVest Stadium on Wednesday night.

Ea Lla Koto got off to a good start and should gone ahead in the third minute when Students’ keeper Moeneeb Josephs spilled Sthembiso Ngcobo’s shot, but striker Collins Chabalala sent his follow-up shot high and wide of goal.

The hosts’ first shot on goal arrived in the 16th minute through Marcos de Jesus, but the striker’s tame effort was easily saved by Stars’ keeper Kennedy Mweene.

The visitors launched a quick counter and should have opened the scoring through Prince Olomu, who was put clear on goal by Matome Madimabe, but Olomu failed to beat Josephs, sending his effort wide.

BidVest Wits took the lead in the 22nd minute when Richard Rantjie put in a low cross from the right for Moyo-Modise to slot the ball into the top corner.

However, Free State Stars continued pushing forward and Ngcobo forced Josephs into another good save in the 39th minute.

The score remained 1-0 at half-time.

The visitors brought on top scorer Diyo Sibisi for Chabalala at half-time, in a bid to add more bite to their attack.

Stars went close in the 59th minute when Motseothata November shot just over the crossbar from outside the area following the hosts’ poor clearance of a free-kick by the visitors.

Moyo-Modise should have doubled the Students’ lead in the 65th minute when he was put through on goal by Bruin Senokoane, but the youngster’s effort was saved by Mweene.

Both sides then made a number of substitutions, which affected the flow of the game.

Free State Stars were awarded an indirect free-kick inside the BidVest Wits area in the 87th minute, but Ngcobo’s effort hit the wall.

Richard Rantjie almost made it 2-0 in the dying seconds of the game, but his fierce shot from the edge of the area was superbly saved by Mweene and with that went the final chance of the game.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:44 am
as i said wits will win this game
nice 1 boys
posted: 08:55 am
Good for the students.
DTC until Chips win CAF Champions League
posted: 10:46 pm
Luke 1:37 "All is possible in God" and all is possible in soccer. I am one of many who thought Spain are invincible but the soccerball is round bafethu. Go BAFANA BAFANA and do the impossible!!!
posted: 11:00 pm
Thank you USA, I am rich tonight. Anyone looking for free betting lessons?
posted: 11:12 pm
posted: 11:13 pm
hard luck to Spain and congra to USA, thats how a good team loose, their intentions were to score goals that was clear throughout the as they attacked from start up to the end of the game, to me thats the better way of loosing. if u attack, ur game is in the right direction even u loose but if u play defencively then u r clueless about the game/.
posted: 11:48 pm
Shows we should start to not only think of the USA as the land of the hamburger and fat person, and also maybe start recognising them for their football. It was a boring style of play though, like greece, but a bit more exciting
posted: 05:36 am
Football is unpredictable. I'm realy upset with the results and I would like to apologise to the egyptians, there was nothing they could do. USA believe they can.
posted: 06:05 am
Sira Nicely put there.The only difference with all the teams that played Spain and USA is that they had belief.
posted: 06:59 am
Yah neh anything is possible in this beautiful game, who would have thought of this outcome hhe!!!

Just hope that BB take a leaf out of last night's game...Shapa BB Shapa
posted: 07:02 am
Well Done USA. Yes You Can

Santana, I hope you learned from USA that you must attack and attack.
Stop this defensive mind and attack and attack.
That way we shall limit the number of players that Bra Zee will send in our box.
Now that it time TEKO plays his normal game and score from range. Elrio and Siphiwe "Ntho Tse Monate" Tshabalala will pose problems for Bra Zee
posted: 07:06 am
Well said Bass-D, If Satan and co (pitso) doesn't learn from this game then i don't know.....

Attack...attack and attack

Start with Moon, van Heerden and Tshabalala!!

posted: 07:07 am
Well said Bass-D, If Satan and co (pitso) doesn't learn from this game then i don't know.....

Attack...attack and attack

Start with Moon, van Heerden and Tshabalala!!

posted: 07:07 am
Well said Bass-D, If Satan and co (pitso) doesn't learn from this game then i don't know.....

Attack...attack and attack

Start with Moon, van Heerden and Tshabalala!!

posted: 07:31 am
I said if u are a good coach u must never underestimate your opponent.Spain vs Brasil in final?hehehehe this is football anything is possible so us2 can do it tonight.DREAM FINAL SA VS USA.
New champ will be born come sunday.
posted: 07:44 am
it was a fluke.....what can Bafana learn from USA- to defend? they were not attacking...
posted: 07:56 am
tpaz,..............what fluke are you talking about here??
posted: 08:06 am
all credit to entire USA team and i hope we SA's can learn a thing or 2. Ke tshaba sehlogo sa papadi ya bolo. go thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaata bannaaaaaa.
posted: 08:08 am
A bitter pill to swallow indeed!The Americans didn't wait for Spain to attack them..it was tit for tat...Bafana should get away with 3 and or 2 defensive midfielders...they have players who can attack...but having said that I don't think they should temper with their either...people are saying Moon but I personally think Pa is ok...he has just been name the 5th best player in the tourney so far...i don't remember him having a bad day...it is only our mind sets....we think every thing that is overseas is better than what we have locally...frankly speaking Pa can not fail at Panathanakos....his agent is failing him big time...he has outgrown the PSL..unless there are hidden agendas in call for exclusion in BB line up...FIFA are saying he is the best BB player in the tourney...and some are is one of the weakest links...shooo!
Don Archie
posted: 08:09 am
Fooshiizeee waheezee of the heeze ma nigga.
Abo morapper, wazzzzzzup!
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