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As it happened: Bidvest Wits 2-0 Polokwane City

2017-05-17 22:30
Last Updated at 00:10
17 May 21:53
That's all folks, thanks for joining Sport24 for the live coverage of this Absa Premiership clash on a historic night as Bidvest Wits are crowned PSL champions.
17 May 21:43

Gavin Hunt: "It's a culmination of hard work (breaks down in tears) you know when I first came here I said the team wasn't good enough."

"It's taken a long time to change the mentality of the club, our style of play and for a team like Bidvest Wits to win the Absa Premiership title is unbelievable."

"I had so many players phone me this morning, guys who were legends at this club, (visibly emotional) it's a great achievement."

"I'm incredibly proud of my players. Congrats to Mamelodi Sundowns as well it's been an incredible race."

17 May 21:31

Man of the Match: Elias Pelembe:

"I want to thank the fans who have been coming to support us the entire season, it was a team effort and we're finally champions."

17 May 21:21

FULL-TIME: Bidvest Wits 2-0 Polokwane City.

BIDVEST WITS ARE THE ABSA PRMIERSHIP CHAMPIONS!

17 May 21:20
93' Keene is dead on his feet as he tries chase down a through ball into the corner.
17 May 21:19
91' Chigova does well to parry a Keene shot behind for a corner after the striker was one on one with the goalkeeper.
17 May 21:18
90' The fourth official signals a minimum of 4 additional minutes will be played.
17 May 21:15
88' Wits make their second substitution as Vincent Pule comes on for Pelembe.
17 May 21:14
87' Wits clear the resulting corner and start a counter of their own that breaks down with a poor final ball to Klate.
17 May 21:13
86' Polokwane with an attack but Hlanti deflects the ball behind for a corner.
17 May 21:11
84' Wits are in complete control of this encounter as they are comfortably seeing the final 5 minutes out.
17 May 21:10
82' Tema lucky to escape a second yellow as he kicks out at a Wits player.
17 May 21:08
80' Moeneeb Josephs who is on the bench is visibly emotional as Wits are 10 minutes away from winning the league.
17 May 21:08
79' Wits make their first substitution as Phumlani Ntshangase replaces the injured Ngele.
17 May 21:04
76' Tema receives a yellow for a thigh high challenge on Ngele who is receiving attention.
17 May 21:02
73' The home crowd are celebrating as word comes through that Maritzburg United have doubled their lead against Sundowns. 2-0.
17 May 20:59
71' Klate puts an in-swinging cross into the box but the Polokwane defence does well to clear the danger.
17 May 20:56
69' Wits with another attack but the final ball fails to find Daine Klate.
17 May 20:53
66' Polokwane make their second change as Puleng Tlolane replaces Diala Manaka.
17 May 20:52
59' Sundowns are still trailing 1-0 to Maritzburg United.
17 May 20:47
59' Daine Klate doubles the lead for the Clever Boys with a low left footed finish into the bottom corner.
17 May 20:46
59' BIDVEST WITS!!
17 May 20:44
57' Granwald Scott doing well in midfield as he slows the game down and dictates the tempo of the game.
17 May 20:43
55' Mogakolodi Ngele goes into the referees' book for a sof looking challenge.
17 May 20:42
54' Phiri with a shot from range from a dead-ball situation but his effort is more akin to a rugby field than a soccer field.
17 May 20:40
53' Wits holding onto the ball nicely as they control the pace of the game.
17 May 20:38
51' Polokwane clear the ball as the first man in defence heads the ball clear.
17 May 20:37
50 Corner to Wits as Hlanti plays the ball against a Polokwane defender.
17 May 20:35
48' Polokwane City make their first change as Rendani Ndou replaces Walter Musona.
17 May 20:34
46' Keene holds the ball up well on the edge of the area before laying it off to Mogakolodi Ngele who unleashes a powerful drive that Chigova does well to hold onto.
17 May 20:32
46' The second half is underway and Wits are 45 minutes away from claiming their maiden Absa Premiership title.
17 May 20:17

HALF-TIME: Bidvest Wits 1-0 Polokwane City.

Advantage to Wits in the title race as Sundowns trail Maritzburg United 1-0.

17 May 20:16
45' The fourth official signals a minimum of one additional minute will be played.
17 May 20:15
43' Wits go up the field and almost double the lead as Pelembe produces a neat cut inside and unleashes a left footed shot that Chigova does well to get low and parry for a corner.
17 May 20:13
42' Ramagalela hits a shot at goal from just outside the Wits box but the ball just drifts wide of goal.
17 May 20:12
41' Scott concedes possession in the middle of the park but Polokwane fail to punish the home side as they fail to find the target.
17 May 20:09
38' The Polokwane defence deal with the corner and clear the danger.
17 May 20:08
37' Corner to Wits as Polkwane put the ball behind from a long throw in.
17 May 20:05
34' Big news in the title race as Maritzburg have just taken the lead against Mamelodi Sundowns. Advantage to the Clever Boys.
17 May 20:01
29' Rodney Ramagalela with an attempt at goal as he turns the defender but his powerful left footed drive goes over the crossbar. So far Polokwane have a bit more possession but lack a final ball to hurt Wits.
17 May 19:56
25' Keet has looked impressive in these opening stages, holding up the ball well and dragging his marker all over the park.
17 May 19:53
22' Darren Keet misjudges the flight of the ball but it flies harmlessly for a goal kick.
17 May 19:52
21' Frosler concedes a free-kick in a dangerous area for a challenge from behind.
17 May 19:50
18' Wits seem in control in the opening stages of the first half with Polokwane offering little attacking threat.
17 May 19:45
13' Wits with a good passage of play, putting together intricate passes with the ball falling to Elias Pelembe who drags a left footed shot.
17 May 19:43
10' Vusimusi caught again offside but wrongly so this time after a ball over the top by Salulani Phiri with the attacker through on goal.
17 May 19:41
9' Vusimusi is caught offside as Polokwane look to break but the attacker goes a bit too early.
17 May 19:40
8' Polokwane goalkeeper George Chigova easily gathers the resulting free-kick.
17 May 19:38
7' Manaka concedes a free-kick with a tackle from behind on Klate.
 
  • 90'

    The match has reached full-time.

  • 90'

    Eleazar Rodgers on for James Keene.

  • 90'

    Thabang Monare decides to take a short corner.

  • 89'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by James Keene on Simphiwe Hlongwane. Walter Maponyane restarts play with the free kick.

  • 88'

    Elias Pelembe goes off and Vincent Pule comes on.

  • 87'

    Foul by Bongani Khumalo on Puleng Tlolane, free kick awarded. Puleng Tlolane takes the free kick.

  • 86'

    Corner taken by Lorence Vilakazi from the right by-line.

  • 85'

    Foul by Rodney Ramagalela on Daine Klate, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Darren Keet.

  • 83'

    Walter Maponyane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tshepo Tema.

  • 82'

    Simphiwe Hlongwane challenges Thabang Monare unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Daine Klate. Rendani Ndou makes a clearance.

  • 79'

    Mogakolodi Ngele fouled by Tshepo Tema, the ref awards a free kick. Phumlani Ntshangase replaces Mogakolodi Ngele. Daine Klate takes the free kick.

  • 76'

    Tshepo Tema challenges Thabang Monare unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Tshepo Tema a yellow card. Free kick taken by Thulani Hlatshwayo.

  • 74'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Thapelo Tshilo on James Keene. Free kick crossed by Elias Pelembe. Clearance made by Tshepo Tema.

  • 70'

    Thapelo Tshilo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Keene. Daine Klate shoots direct from the free kick. Clearance made by Tshepo Tema.

  • 69'

    Header at goal by Thulani Hlatshwayo goes over the bar.

  • 68'

    Corner taken by Mogakolodi Ngele from the left by-line. Thapelo Tshilo manages to make a clearance.

  • 65'

    Puleng Tlolane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Diala Manaka.

  • 65'

    Corner taken by Elias Pelembe.

  • 59'

    Daine Klate slots the ball left footed into the goal. Bidvest Wits 2-0 Polokwane City.Mogakolodi Ngele provided the assist for the goal.

  • 55'

    Simphiwe Hlongwane fouled by Mogakolodi Ngele, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Mogakolodi Ngele for unsporting behaviour. Thapelo Tshilo restarts play with the free kick.

  • 48'

    Rendani Ndou joins the action as a substitute, replacing Walter Musona.

  • 50'

    Corner from the left by-line taken by Elias Pelembe. Thabiso Semenya manages to make a clearance.

  • 48'

    Tshepo Tema leaves the field to be replaced by Rendani Ndou.

  • 45'

    The referee starts the second half.

  • 45'

    The referee blows for half time.

  • 43'

    Corner taken by Daine Klate. George Chigova punches the ball.

  • 39'

    Thabiso Semenya challenges S'fiso Hlanti unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Keene.

  • 37'

    Corner taken by Daine Klate.

  • 34'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Thapelo Tshilo on James Keene. Daine Klate restarts play with the free kick.

  • 33'

    Corner taken by Elias Pelembe from the left by-line. George Chigova safely holds on.

  • 29'

    Rodney Ramagalela takes a shot.

  • 26'

    The assistant referee signals for offside against Thabiso Semenya. Darren Keet restarts play with the free kick.

  • 20'

    Walter Musona fouled by Reeve Frosler, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Simphiwe Hlongwane from the free kick and goes over the bar.

  • 15'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Thulani Hlatshwayo on Rodney Ramagalela. Lorence Vilakazi restarts play with the free kick.

  • 11'

    The assistant referee flags for offside against Vusimusi Mngomezulu. Free kick taken by Darren Keet.

  • 10'

    The assistant referee signals for offside against Vusimusi Mngomezulu. Free kick taken by Darren Keet.

  • 9'

    Corner from the left by-line taken by Elias Pelembe. Vusimusi Mngomezulu manages to make a clearance.

  • 7'

    Thabiso Semenya gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daine Klate. Elias Pelembe crosses the ball in from the free kick. George Chigova makes a clearance.

  • 3'

    James Keene scores with a header. Bidvest Wits 1-0 Polokwane City.Assist by Elias Pelembe.

  • 0'

    The referee gets the match started.

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Bidvest Wits Polokwane City
  • 2 Goals 0
    • 3' James Keene
    • 59' Daine Klate
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 55' Mogakolodi Ngele
    • 77' Tshepo Tema
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Darren Keet
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • Bongani Khumalo
  • Daine Klate
  • Thabang Monare
  • Mogakolodi Ngele
  • Elias Pelembe
  • S'fiso Hlanti
  • Granwald Scott
  • James Keene
  • Reeve Frosler
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 13
  • 26
  • 28
  • 33
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • 14
  • 16
  • 17
  • 20
  • 23
  • 24
  • 29
  • George Chigova
  • Thabiso Semenya
  • Thapelo Tshilo
  • Lorence Vilakazi
  • Diala Manaka
  • Vusimusi Mngomezulu
  • Rodney Ramagalela
  • Salulani Phiri
  • Tshepo Tema
  • Simphiwe Hlongwane
  • Walter Musona
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Eleazar Rodgers
  • Vincent Pule
  • Moeneeb Josephs
  • Gabadinho Mhango
  • Jabulani Shongwe
  • Siboniso Gaxa
  • Phumlani Ntshangase
  • 9
  • 12
  • 16
  • 17
  • 22
  • 32
  • 41
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 10
  • 15
  • 19
  • 50
  • Mogau Tshehla
  • Walter Maponyane
  • Sipho Jembula
  • Puleng Tlolane
  • Thabang Klaas
  • Rendani Ndou
  • Harold Ndlovu

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