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Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and AmaZulu

Posted: 26 September 2014 Time: 19:48

Bidvest Wits came out 2-0 victors in their Absa Premiership fixture against AmaZulu, thanks to goals from Thulani Hlatshwayo and Vincent Pule at the Bidvest Stadium on Friday evening.

The two sides came into the match showing some hunger after the week-long break due to the MTN 8 Final, with chances aplenty falling either way.

The AmaZulu defence was under threat as soon as the 8th minute, when the goalkeeper misjudged the flight of the ball, resulting in a scramble inside the 6-yard box.

Bornwell Mwape had a chance at the opposite end after a good ball behind the Wits defence, but the striker scuffed his shot over Josephs’ goal.

The Students opened the scoring in the 39th minute through Thulani Hlatshwayo, who was unmarked at the back post, and headed home from Dillon Sheppard’s well-taken set-piece.

AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee reacted immediately with a tactical substitution as Paul Were Ooko was replaced by striker Ayanda Dlamini in the 42nd minute.

Usuthu got the ball in the net in the 44th minute but the far-side official flagged for offside. However, replays showed that linesman’s call was incorrect and AmaZulu were denied a headed goal from Robyn Johannes.

The second half got off to a slow start, but the Durban-side pushed forward to try and get the equaliser, but Josephs did excellently to keep a clean sheet and deny AmaZulu from getting back into the game.

22-year-old Vincent Pule got his first top-flight goal, and doubled Wits’ lead, in the 67th minute after Kapini allowed a low cross to slip through his hands for the midfielder to tap into an empty net.

Wits could have scored another in the dying minutes after substitute Henrico Botes saw his effort hit the up-right after getting the beating of goalkeeper Kapini.

The win for Wits sees the Students move into third, behind Ajax Cape Town on 13 points, while AmaZulu stay rooted to the bottom of the table with three points from seven matches.

Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)

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Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-09-26 18:08:28

Wish ol d best 4 my homies, uSuthu! Play your hearts out boys, kzn iz behind u

posted: 2014-09-26 18:39:15

Lol cowboy

Tolly (Bobby's dogs just bark to anything that mov
posted: 2014-09-26 19:03:00

Editor,isn't the score 1-0 to Wits by half time?

posted: 2014-09-26 19:26:27

Kapini will get Craig fired

posted: 2014-09-26 19:54:43

 Virgin Active fc does not have a gym facilities. That's very low from a team that claims to be big .......imagine Chiefs players training in a public gym, that gym facility would come to standstill by people who want autographs and pictures.......

posted: 2014-09-26 19:56:14

Lol ai

posted: 2014-09-26 19:59:58

As an Orlando Pirates fan...I submit that Rosslee should be fired... this losing thing needs to come to an end!!

posted: 2014-09-26 20:05:09

Tapuwa Kapini aikhona maaan this man is seriously demanding his pension fund money

posted: 2014-09-26 20:08:08

I just saw this one Amazulu player here in Durbs drunk as ever, hence his team just lost...I don't even think he watched the game!

posted: 2014-09-26 20:10:48

Craig Rosslee bye-bye!

posted: 2014-09-26 20:19:52

As an Orlando Pirates fan...I submit that Rosslee should be fired... this losing thing needs to come to an end!!

posted: 2014-09-26 20:26:59

Bye bye usurhu,my greetings to ubaba U jomo if U meet in that jungle

posted: 2014-09-26 21:14:55

hARD TIME FOR AmaZulu eish,they are already fighting relegation,aibo

posted: 2014-09-27 04:29:05

If they nt relegated then they will b lucky jst as much as they where some season ago

posted: 2014-09-27 04:30:55

Thats an insult 2usuthu on a seriius note how can they be gyming @virgin on a serious note

jeffrey dikotla
posted: 2014-09-27 04:34:52

Craig Rosslee will be the next coach to be fired after this results,I can smell that....seven games,no win?

posted: 2014-09-27 05:18:22

Roslee hs overstayed nw

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-09-27 05:18:27

Another coach will soon bite the dust. Watch this space.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-09-27 05:20:31

i foresee another KZN team relegated this season.

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