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MTN8 match report: Platinum Stars 4 Bidvest Wits 2

Posted: 25 August 2013 Time: 16:53

There were six goals in the second half as Platinum Stars beat Bidvest Wits in their MTN8 semi-final first leg.

Wits scored first and last, but between those two goals Dikwena carved their opponents open at will.

The visitors took the lead just after the break through Ryan Chapman, but from then on in it was all Dikwena as they netted through Siphelele Mthembu (two), Mogakolodi Ngele and Henrico Botes.

Getaneh Kebede gave Wits some hope for the second leg on September 24 with a late goal.

Faty Papy had two great headed chances in the first half, but could not convert with either, while Ngele struck the crossbar and Mthembu wasted the rebound.

The deadlock was finally broken on 48 minutes as Chapman took advantage of the Stars defence backing away from him and blasted the ball home with a low shot.

Stars equalised on 56 minutes when Mthembu split the centre-backs with his run and fired the ball past a helpless Moeneeb Josephs.

Wits seemed shell-shocked and they fell behind seven minutes later as Ngele beat the offside trap and scored.

The third goal came on 72 minutes through an error from Tinashe Nengomasha.

The veteran Zimbabwean midfielder was attempting to clear in his own penalty-box, but stood on the ball and fell to the ground, allowing Mthembu a clear run on goal to score.

And it was 4-1 three minutes later as the ponderous Wits defence were split open again. Ngele played a delightful ball to vuyo Mere on the right and he slipped in Botes behind the defence. The Namibian international’s low finish past Josephs was clinical.

Wits gave themselves some hope with a goal eight minutes from time. Matthew Booth had been deployed up-field to use his height and his low centre ball was back-heeled into the net by Ethiopian star Kebede.    

The second leg will be on September 24 at Bidvest Stadium, with a 7.30pm kick-off.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 04:56 pm
Stars wil meet bucs @final.
posted: 04:59 pm
Wow !!! Dikwena played well , it is clear now that Chiefs will play Dikwena in the MTN 8 Final madoda . I called Doc Khumalo to whisper to Baxter that Chiefs plays carpet futbol and not the stupid dum dum high ball ,kick forward and hope for miracle . No . We will be firing at Orlando our Stadium and win 2-0 klaar
posted: 04:59 pm
Platinum Stars is gonna give us hard times in the final...but will be victorious....
posted: 05:01 pm
Ayeye MaBhakaninya , Lebese will not play at Orlando , so AmaKhosi azabe ajabulile , we will win 2-0 but please do not fire Rodger wabantu for that
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 05:12 pm
What a beautiful game,Ngele and Vilakazi are such special players, Rusty people are dissapointimg and missing out

Goal fest,pity about the empty seats but this new CEO said it was his priority to get bums on seats, like i said Mr CEO i don't expect miracles from you,can't even read ur own laws

Plat Stars vs Sundows is gonna be something on wednesday,im gonna get myself to Lofty
ratanda (bucs 2nd star)
posted: 05:15 pm
Milf 2the chiefs start by getting yourself to FNB on tuesday

Platinum stars our daily bread are very eager to meet us in the final
posted: 05:25 pm
Well done platinum stars coming from behind goal down and yet to win de game impresive football
Dj mwilla
posted: 05:29 pm
Chiefs 2 pirates 0 shapa khosi shapa amakhosi ajabulile
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 05:50 pm
ratanda:you can call me names it irks me nowhere

Tuesday is a school night and FNB is a bit far from PTA,Lofty is nextdoor to me,its either the PTA Derby between Tuks v SSU or PS v Downs for me,still deciding

So Josephs and his backline decided they want 4,i was hurt when we offloaded Tinashe at first but i see the light,age just like Yeye is catching up with him
posted: 06:04 pm
Pirates vs Platinum Stars simple
posted: 06:05 pm
Bucs is gonna kill dikwena in the final
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 06:17 pm
Lot of idiots will be crying on the 24Sept. But anyway I worry myself about these Bugs, they always crying, Omakhalanjalo.

Amakhosi asabuka nje!
Matt/ 2.0
posted: 06:19 pm
ratanda (bucs 2nd star)posted: 05:15 pm | Report Milf 2the chiefs start by getting yourself to FNB on tuesday

Platinum stars our daily bread are very eager to meet us in the final

@ratanda (bucs 2nd star)

Champ, you are asking for too much now with that comment from this Queef. One, she's unemployed and pocket money is her only definition of "income." Two, akana outie because ayikho i-outie engajola nentomabane ethanda ibhola kangaka; even on a sunday shen most of our girlfriends and wives are making Sunday dinner for us and those that can't cook are improving with making sandwiches or making take them out for sunday lunch. Three, a Gautrain or even a taxi ride to Jo'burg will sure cut her bread supply for the next two weeks for the coming month until the 15th as no one in her family works in the private sector; instead they work in government and pay day was 10 days ago for bona so it's important to budget until 15/09/2013 for her. Four, I'm sure this girl is very short and she's tried a few times to enter the stadium under the rule of "12 years and younger enter for R20" yet security at the stadium gates can see right through ubugwivi bakhe because looks like her's don't lie! Five, and this is a question to Queef 2the Chimps, do you even wear a skirt ntombazane? Never mind, don't answer that. You'll just tell us about your three-quarter pants and All-Stars. Asinandaba ngalokho thina. Asifune kuzwa lutho about your masculinization of the female species.

ratanda (bucs 2nd star), siqedile lana Champ!

Up The Bucs...
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 06:32 pm
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)

posted: 06:17 pm

Lot of idiots will be crying on the 24Sept. But anyway I worry myself about these Bugs, they always crying, Omakhalanjalo.

Amakhosi asabuka nje!

We at Pirates take one game at a time.

Yesterday we celebrate a victory against Amakhosikazi win.

Next week we focus on CL

The Sky90
posted: 06:52 pm
@Queen, lets make it Loftus as i wil b there and mayb we could hook up or something
posted: 07:49 pm
This results just confirmed my long time suspicion that Gavin hunt relied on special projects(ZCC water) whilst with super sport........NOW he is being exposed for who he is really is,,,fake coach
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posted: 10:21 pm
final: stars vs khosi
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