Free State Stars
  • Paulus Masehe (20)
  • Noah Chivuta (28)
2 - 0
Goble Park
11/08/2012 15:00

Wits go down to Stars

Bidvest Wits lost 2-0 away to Free State Stars

Posted: 11 August 2012 Time: 06:11 pm

Bidvest Wits lost 2-0 away to Free State Stars as the two teams began their Premiership season at Goble Park on Saturday.

Ea Lla Koto scored both their goals in the first half, through Paulus Masehe and Noah Chivuta.

The Clever Boys were the first side who threatened to score when in the 15th minute a shot by Papy Faty from 18-yards was tipped over the bar by Stars shot-minder Kennedy Mweene

The home side took the lead when they received a free kick outside the box. Wome struck a right-footed shot which Wits goalkeeper Emille Baron could only parry into the path of Paulus Masehe, who put the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0 in the 20th minute.

Eight minutes later Ea Lla Koto doubled the lead. Luyondo Nomandela skilfully forced his way past the Wits defence on the left side and sent in a low left-footed cross which former Wits player Noah Chivuta was on the receiving of and slid it home to make it 2-0 by the 28th minute.

In the 40th minute Chivuta could have increased the lead as he hit a curling left footed free kick from 20-yards which went just wide.

In the second half, Stars picked up where they had left of in the first half when 11 minutes into the second stanza Nomandela tested Baron from 20-yards out and the former Bafana Bafana keeper could only stop the ball.

The home side continued to press the Wits defence and were unlucky not to score more goals, but deserved their victory.

HOME: Free State Stars

  • 1 Kennedy Mweene
  • 3 Daniel Cardoso
  • 7 Reuben Thebakang
  • 13 Sadate Ouro Akoriko
  • 30 Mbhuyiselo Sambu
  • 5 Paulus Masehe
  • 11 Luyolo Nomandela
    87 mins - Anver Esterhuizen
  • 16 Dove Wome
  • 20 Katlego Cambridge Mashego
  • 21 Noah Chivuta
    65 mins - Angelo Kerspuy
  • 25 Taonga Dondo
    72 mins - Moeketsi Mvula

AWAY: Bidvest Wits

  • 16 Emille Baron
  • 5 Aaron Mokoena
  • 24 Bryce Moon
  • 25 Mbulelo Mabizela
  • 25 James Mayinga
  • 6 Matthew Pattison
  • 10 Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • 17 Papy Faty
    74 mins - Erwin Isaacs
  • 24 Tinashe Nengomasha
    66 mins - Ofentse Nato
  • 28 Stanton Fredericks
    46 mins - Ryan Chapman
  • 9 Calvin Kadi

Previous comments on this story...

Lacoste_AM-A-Khosi
posted: 07:02 pm
Congratulations to FSS, this is how you start the new season more especially playing at home. The kit looks good as well. Impressed by the no.11, very pacy and skillful. Well done E A LLA Koto
KC is National Defence Force
posted: 07:30 pm
Khosi for life
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:53 pm
Wits is going to struggle this season....i watched this game and i really dont understand the brand of football they trying to play......The team Roger assembled was far better than this new one.
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 01:26 pm
@The Phefeni Boy

You watched the game but do you know Roger's history with this team? I doubt it! Lemme teach you something you DIDN'T know; Roger once relegated Wits not so long ago to the NFD! Now go back to your books stupid!

Up the Bucs...
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 03:09 pm
@Matt

This team will never beat Pirates 3-1....this team will never win The Nedbank Cup, this team will never reach the Telkom cup final.......what do you know about football wena silima ndini.....this team does not have players like Myeni and Phungwayo.....where Maselesa and Sandile Sibande......there is no direction here...its just a bunch of overated players....
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