Cape Town - Two quick goals from Daine Klate and Henrico Botes in
extra-time helped Bidvest Wits book their place in the semi-finals of the MTN8
at the expense of Supersport United at the Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday night.
Wits won 3-1 after the teams were dead-locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes.
Wits went ahead just three minutes into the match with
Sibusiso Vilakazi beating goalkeeper Ronwen Williams for the opening goal of the
The goal worked wonders for Wits who managed
to take control of the match for the better part of the first half.
also looked solid in defence and didn't allow SuperSport to penetrate
their defence which was ably led by Thulani Hlatshwayo and Buhle Mkhwanazi, as the Clever
Boys held on to their lead into the half-time break.
The second half started at a slow pace with Wits
looking to protect their lead, while SuperSport hunted the equaliser.
Against the run of play SuperSport got back into the game
when Jeremy Brockie showed his goal scoring instincts by heading home a long
ball from Dove Wome.
Wits were then dealt a blow as Mkhwanazi was sent off for a
second bookable offence having committed an unnecessary tackle on
SuperSport's second half substitute, Kingston Nkhatha, was also sent off
shortly afterwards for insulting the referee.
match ended 1-1 and had to be settled in extra time where Klate and Botes
added the second and third goals respectively to win the match for Wits.