Analysing Bidvest Wits’ CAF Champions League opponents Primeiro de Agosto
Posted: 7 March 2018 Time: 14:00
Bidvest Wits continue their CAF Champions League campaign this evening as they prepare to face off against Angolan counterparts Primeiro de Agosto.
The Clever Boys are enjoying somewhat of a resurgence following their dismal first half of the campaign, and have lost just one of their last nine games in domestic football to haul themselves back into the top eight in the Absa Premiership.
Gavin Hunt’s men, who beat Mauritian outfit Pamplemousses 2-1 on aggregate in the previous round, head into today’s encounter on the back of a 1-1 league draw against Baroka last week.
Founded 41 years ago, Primeiro de Agosto have won the Angolan League on 11 occasions, edging Petro de Luanda (who played out a goalless draw with SuperSport United in their CAF Confederation Cup tie on Tuesday) by three points to win the title last year.
They currently lie 15th on the log after just two matches this campaign, having lost one game and drawn the other, but are two matches behind all their rivals in the 16-team league.
The five-time Angolan Cup champions have only played four competitive matches this year in total, with their other two games being a 3-0 and 2-1 victory over Zimbabwe’s FC Platinum in the previous round of the Champions League.
The Angolans’ record in CAF competition makes for poor reading – they’ve only made the group stages once in 11 attempts in the Champions League, with their best showing in the Confederation Cup being their quarter-final exit in 2009.
The 48 500-capacity Estadio 11 de Novembro which will host tonight’s clash is the same venue in which Petro de Luanda and SuperSport United met yesterday afternoon.
Kick-off is set for 17h00.