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Wits through to the semis

Posted: 1 August 2014 Time: 19:53

Bidvest Wits have reached the MTN8 semi-finals after they beat visiting Bloemfontein Celtic 4-3 on penalties after 120 minutes of goalless action.

It was an end-to-end typical Cup tie with plenty of strong tackles and close goal scoring chances.

In the end though there had to be one winner and Celtic defender Limbikani Mzava unfortunately missed the decisive penalty. Wits ‘keeper Jackson Mabokgwane, however, did well to make the save.

Joel Mogorosi nearly opened the scoring right in the first minute of the game, but Jackson Mabokgwane, standing in for the injured Moeneeb Josephs, took care of the danger.

The home side’s first real opportunity at goal arrived after 17 minutes when debutant Henrico Botes got his head to a cross but could not get much power behind the goal attempt.

Just before half time, another new face for Wits, Toriq Losper, played Sibusiso Vilakazi through on goal and Vilakazi then turned his man and found Ryan Chapman but he skied his shot.

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt made two changes fairly early in the second half, bringing on Dillon Sheppard and Sthembiso Ngcobo for Jabulani Shongwe and Ryan Chapman respectively in the 61st minute.

Sheppard made a big difference with some intelligent passing, accurate set piece delivery and this allowed the home side to keep the ball a little longer.

But still neither team could find the back of the net and in the 82nd minute, Wits went close when Nhlapo’s powerful cross from the right wing found Vilakazi’s head, but his attempt was saved well by a diving Tignyemb.

In the dying seconds of regulation time, Onismor Bhasera got through on goal and had a great scoring chance put sent his shot wide of goal.

During the extra time period defender S’boniso Gumede got onto a Sheppard set piece and powered his header against the woodwork.

Celtic’s Lerato Lamola gave the home side a few scared during the extra time period but the game would go to penalties to decide a winner.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-08-01 18:41:24

Mango is red hot,like him a lot hope khoza or tshabalala is wtchng...


posted: 2014-08-01 19:03:05

Which channel is ths game playing guys?

Fresha wa lekhosi
posted: 2014-08-01 19:05:49

MloizaFaku SS3 

posted: 2014-08-01 19:09:49

Thank u bra enx a lot

Champ Msiznero
posted: 2014-08-01 19:17:19

MloizaFaku Boring gents

Fresha wa lekhosi
posted: 2014-08-01 19:20:39


posted: 2014-08-01 19:46:15

Not an interesting game @ all...perhaps players are still in holiday mood and not fit  enough to show their skills and potential.

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-08-01 20:05:50

So Brondby Wits can't win against Celtics in regulation time.......

Great Rhino
posted: 2014-08-01 21:00:51

First Former Coach of the Most Successful Team eMzansi is Out and the other one is Following in 24 hours. Love & Peace. 

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-08-01 21:05:16

Oh my God Mara mazinho can cry jong, jerrr! The coach lost finish en klaar but goes on and on about his team not deserving to lose and that they (Celtic can beat any team, home or away yet they just lost to a very mediocre wits team that really played kak tonight. It was one rubbish game of football and here i was hoping that Brazil 2014 had inspired our teams to go for goals (fat chance). All that was, were 2 below average teams looking as if they were playing in a chess tournament. What a bore! Once and always bucs.

posted: 2014-08-01 21:50:47

boring game (checkout  the sexy big booty girls  at www.afrocady.co.za)

posted: 2014-08-01 23:45:56

U are the prophet of doom

khosi lami
posted: 2014-08-02 00:37:50

Am a big fan of the number 10 of celtics I think he has a great future hope dunu won't sign him and loan him back

Patricmbedesho Buccaneer
posted: 2014-08-02 03:53:46

Chips is gonna follow Celtic, I dn't see them winning this one bcz their cows are not available for this game (cowshabba, parkcow, cowledge musunu) , aces will knock them out be4 20mins, Baxter is the good coach but he can't do anything if Bobby is not buying the quality players.

posted: 2014-08-02 04:42:29

4 yellow cards to the same team on the night? It was tough game.

Mriyo (Moving To Discows)
posted: 2014-08-02 04:46:37

Dull match

Double Action 7
posted: 2014-08-02 04:47:15

Verg tense abd boring match. I hope to see a better display from my team today....at the stadium.

posted: 2014-08-02 05:01:20

Mhango is a good, speedy and dribbling player...Sanchez like, the onlyflaw about him is that he is greedy....he can really help.

posted: 2014-08-02 05:20:42

Eeeh banna- since well you are his big fan, dont you HOPE bobby can sign him? instate of thinking about sundowns. Talk of a typical zebra mentality. Yellow i remain.

posted: 2014-08-02 06:05:23

This kit of two teams iits better than the one I saw in naturen

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