Motupa leads Wits to CAF group stages

CAF Confederation Cup

Bidvest Wits brushed UD Songo aside with an emphatic 6-0 triumph to advance to the CAF Confederation Cup group stages on Sunday evening.

Wits pushed for a strong second-leg finish after grinding out a hard-fought result in the first-leg encounter a week ago in Mozambique.

Gift Motupa broke the deadlock in the opening 17 minutes after capitalising off poor defending to fire into an empty net.

While the visitors were unable to, Wits increased their tally five minutes to the halftime interval when Motupa fired home from the penalty spot to complete his brace.

The Students piled more misery on their Southern African counterparts when Motupa completed his hat-trick, first for the club, inside the 54th minute.

Motupa compounded matters for the visiting side as he netted his and the club’s fourth of the day following a ball in the area on 75 minutes.

The Clever Boys weren’t done yet as Terrence Dzvukamanja grab their fifth in the last five minutes, with Ivan Mahangwahaya netting the sixth moments later.

In the end, Wits comfortably march on to their first-ever group stage appearance in any continental competition following an 8-1 aggregate victory.