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As it happened: Wits 0-2 Kaizer Chiefs

2019-01-09 21:35
Last Updated at 06:34
09 Jan 21:33

What a fascinating end to this Absa Premiership clash between Wits and Kaizer Chiefs.

Thank you for joining us, enjoy the rest of your evening!

 
09 Jan 21:31
Wits CEO Jose Ferreira also joins the invasion and probes Gomes. Not pretty scenes right now. 
09 Jan 21:29
All hell breaks loose as players charge Gomes after the final whistle but on comes Gavin Hunt rushing towards his players to urge them to get away from the official. 
09 Jan 21:27
95' FULL-TIME: Wits 0-2 Chiefs
09 Jan 21:26
94' Thabang Monare now gets a booking for back chatting as well. Not looking good as things get hostile.
09 Jan 21:25
92' CHAOS! Robyn Johannes receives a red card for back-chatting referee Gomes and all hell breaks loose ...
09 Jan 21:20
90' Three minutes of stoppage-time added on.
09 Jan 21:12
81' Tired legs out there now as Wits are still being urged on by Gavin Hunt.
09 Jan 21:10
Meanwhile, Maluleka was replaced due to injury with Gordinho coming on
09 Jan 21:09
Ekstein darts forward and plays in Castro, who pushes the ball slightly wide for Parker. The veteran forward looks up and puts a pass towards Ekstein, who finishes off a lovely move as he knocks it in the back of the net.
09 Jan 21:08
77' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
09 Jan 21:04
73' Surprise, surprise as Ernst Middendorp substitutes Billiat for Parker while Hotto comes off for Hotto.
09 Jan 21:01
68' CHANCE! Manyama skids his shot and it goes high and wide.
09 Jan 20:56
64' Substitution for the hosts as Dzvukamanja is replaced by Mere.
09 Jan 20:51
59' CHANCE! Ekstein gets rid of Hotto before seeing Manyama and picks him out but the forward fails to keep his header on target.
09 Jan 20:47
From tightest of angles Leonardo Castro finishes off a fine move from Amakhosi.
09 Jan 20:46
57' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
09 Jan 20:45
54' BLOCK! Dzvukamanja gets on the end of a through ball from Hotto, he has the chance to hit one but Booysen comes across to make a sensational block.
09 Jan 20:45
50' Crucial block from Hadebe after the hosts slipped a ball into their box and Billiat was running onto it if not for Hadebe's great clearance.
09 Jan 20:43
47' Majoro has come on for Machupu.
09 Jan 20:36
45' Second-half is underway ...
09 Jan 20:17
45' HALF-TIME! After two minutes of stoppage time Victor Gomes brings the first-half to an end.
09 Jan 20:16
43' CHANCE! Dzvukamanja from 20 yards out strikes a half volley on target but Vries is quick to move and saves it. Crowd goes wild. Great save. 
09 Jan 20:15
41' Really disappointed of the attacking intent so far shown by both sides. First 40 minutes has definitely been safe. Hopefully the second-half brings more joy and goals. 
09 Jan 20:13
38' Billiat whips in a decent effort to find a yellow shirt but Keet is quick to palm the ball.
09 Jan 20:11
36' YELLOW! Hlanti goes into the book for having his elbows up in an aerial dual and catching his man high.
09 Jan 20:10
33' No real threat on goal just yet. Chances a few for either side.
09 Jan 20:04
30' Hotto lets fly from just outside the Chiefs area, but it flies wide. Its been a great defensive show from both sides as they both still look for the games first goal.
09 Jan 19:59
24' Free-kick in a dangerous position for the hosts after Monare was brought down outside the box.. Monare, Hotto and Pelembe stand over it but its just not good enough.
09 Jan 19:55

20' Awesome build up from Chiefs as Maluleka whips a low drive towards the left flank and Hadebe plays a clever ball just outside the penalty are for Billiat and the Zimbabwean strikes the ball first time.

Effort well over the cross bar. Good move. Better flow by Chiefs.

09 Jan 19:50
17' Funny story: Ernst Middendorp, who has previously complained about brass band in stadiums over the years during matches, finds himself very close to one at Bidvest Stadium tonight. 
09 Jan 19:46
15' Billiat darting forward and attempting to skip past white shirts. He does so lovely but fails to deliver the perfect through ball for an incoming Maluleka in the 18th area.
09 Jan 19:44
12' Score: Wits 0-0 Chiefs
09 Jan 19:44
9' Interesting to note that Ernst made one change from the starting XI that suffered a 2-1 defeat against Sundowns on Saturday. Walusimbi warms the bench while Ntiya-Ntiya is given the nod to start.
09 Jan 19:43
7' Early foul from Alexander onto Billiat, who is known to cause problems for the opposing defense.
09 Jan 19:42
5' Chiefs biding their time with creating chances with sitting deep while Wits knocking the ball about smoothly across the park.
09 Jan 19:41
3' CHANCE! A snap shot from a long way out from Hlanti goes just over the crossbar, a little closer than anyone thought. Good early effort for the side at the top of the table.
09 Jan 19:40
1' First-half is underway ...
09 Jan 19:40

Kaizer Chiefs XI:  Vries, Cardoso, Booysen, Moleko, Hadebe, Maluleka, Ekstein, Manyama, Billiat, Ntiya-Ntiya, Castro.

Subs: Bvuma, Gordinho, Walusimbi, Mahlasela, Moon, Ntshangase, Parker.

09 Jan 19:38

Wits XI: Keet, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Johannes, Hlanti, Monare, Alexander, Dzvukamanja, Hotto, Pelembe, Macuphu.

Subs: Goss,Mere, Mhango, Claasen, Domingo, Motupa, Majoro.

09 Jan 12:18
*** KICK-OFF IS AT 19:30 ***
09 Jan 12:17
Wits appear to have no new notable injury concerns from the side that beat Free State Stars last Saturday. 
09 Jan 12:17
In addition, Bruce Bvuma could be in contention for a start ahead of Vries. 
 
  • 90'

    RED! Johannes is sent off and Wits are down to 10 men while on the Chiefs side, Monare gets a yellow.

  • 90'

    Full-time here at the Bidvest Stadium and its another win for Chiefs under new manager Ernst Middendorp, a 2-0 win at the team at the top of the table with goals from Castro and Ekstein! Bidvest Wits 0-2 Kaizer Chiefs.

  • 88'

    Great defending from the Chiefs men as Ntiya-Ntiya does well to stop Mere, and moments earlier, Booysen and Hadebe did well to control the defensive line and push the hosts back.

  • 85'

    Not many chances in the last few minutes as Wits start to throw everything forward to look for a way back into the contest, they have seen more of the ball in last few moments..

  • 81'

    Under ten minutes to go here at Bidvest Stadium and the hosts trail by two and they would need to do something miraculous to get backing into the game. Bidvest Wits 0-2 Kaizer Chiefs.

  • 78'

    GOAL! Brilliant team goal from the visitors to double their lead! A few great passes and a sweet one-two affords Parker the chance to get the ball into the box and he does well to find Ekstein who taps home! Bidvest Wits 0-2 Kaizer Chiefs.

  • 76'

    Another change for Chiefs as Ernst Middendorp sends on Gordinho to replace Maluleka.

  • 75'

    A change now for the visitors as Billiat is withdrawn for Parker.

  • 74'

    Second change of the game as Motupa comes on to replace Hotto for the hosts.

  • 70'

    End to end business here at Bidvest Stadium as Booysen now comes across to make a sensational block! The tempo is picking up here. Twenty minutes to go, Bidvest Wits 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs.

  • 68'

    SHOT! Manyama has a snapshot from distance but it travels well wide.

  • 64'

    Substitution for the hosts as Dzvukamanja is replaced by Mere.

  • 61'

    MISS! Chance for the hosts to hit straight back after Alexander rounds his man in the box but sends his shot wide of the upright!

  • 57'

    GOAL! Castro sends the visitors into the lead! Ntiya-Ntiya does well to get the ball into the box towards the near post and Castro sneaks in and knocks it into the back of the net! Bidvest Wits 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs.

  • 54'

    BLOCK! Dzvukamanja gets on the end of a through ball from Hotto, he has the chance to hit one but Booysen comes across to make a sensational block.

  • 52'

    Wits work a short corner out to the edge of the box before the ball was whipped into the danger area, but Vries comes out to collect well.

  • 49'

    Crucial block from Hadebe after the hosts slipped a ball into their box and Billiat was running onto it if not for Hadebe's great clearance.

  • 46'

    We are back underway at the Bidvest Stadium, the Chiefs get the ball rolling with neither manager opting to make any changes at the break. Bidvest Wits 0-0 Kaizer Chiefs.

  • 45'

    Half-time here at the Bidvest Stadium and its been a half lacking any real promise in the final third as the hosts came closest in a half that saw little chances. Bidvest Wits 0-0 Kaizer Chiefs.

  • 44'

    SAVE! First real saves of the game as the Chiefs keeper makes a great save from close range and then he held a well driven shot from outside the box.

  • 42'

    It hasn't been the best attacking half for either side as they both struggle to produce and real chance. The hosts will be happy to go into the break goalless as Chiefs begin to move up the pitch.

  • 38'

    Chiefs have started to see more of the ball in the latter stages of the half as they pile the pressure onto the home side. Ernst Middendorp will be looking to grab is 3rd win in charge of Kaizer Chiefs.

  • 35'

    YELLOW! Hlanti goes into the book for having his elbows up in an aerial dual and catching his man high.

  • 30'

    Hotto lets fly from just outside the Chiefs area, but it flies wide. Its been a great defensive show from both sides as they both still look for the games first goal.

  • 27'

    Wits with another chance from a corner but the delivery into the box wasn't good enough and Chiefs clear once more.

  • 24'

    Free-kick in a dangerous position for the hosts after Monare was brought down outside the box.. Monare, Hotto and Pelembe stand over it but its just not good enough.

  • 19'

    First corner of the game is for the hosts, its a dangerous ball but Chiefs clear well.

  • 17'

    YELLOW! Billiat causes havoc once more for the Bidvest defense as Mkhwanazi gives him a bit of a shove and a yellow for his actions.

  • 15'

    Fifteen minutes gone here at the Bidvest Stadium and its been an even contest in the early kickings, a few shots from each team but nothing to really trouble either keeper. Bidvest Wits 0-0 Kaizer Chiefs.

  • 10'

    Early concern for the hosts as Monare goes down injured, but after some treatment on the sideline he seems fine to continue.

  • 7'

    Early foul from Alexander onto Billiat, who is known to cause problems for the opposing defense.

  • 4'

    Not much in terms of chances from either team early on but the hosts have enjoyed more of the ball in the opening stages.

  • 4'

    SHOT! A snap shot from a long way out from Hlanti goes just over the crossbar, a little closer than anyone thought. Good early effort for the side at the top of the table.

  • 1'

    We are underway at the Bidvest Stadium as Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp takes over for his fifth game in charge of the big South African club.

  • 0'

    Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of this evenings PSL clash between Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs, from the Bidvest Stadium.

  • 0'

    Wits XI: Keet, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Johannes, Hlanti, Monare, Alexander, Dzvukamanja, Hotto, Pelembe, Machupu. Bench: Goss, Mere, Domingo, Mhango, Claasen, Motupa, Majoro.

  • 0'

    Chiefs XI: Vries, Moleko, Hadebe, Cardos, Booysen, Maluleka, Ekstein, Ntiya-Ntiya, Billiat, Manyama, Castro. Bench: Bvuma, Gordinho, Walusimbi, Mahlasela, Moon, Ntshangase, Parker.

  • 0'

    Table toppers, Bidvest Wits, are looking for their 4th league win on the bounce as they look to take on an out of form Chiefs who sit in 8th spot on the league, with just a couple wins out of their last five league games.

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Bidvest Wits Kaizer Chiefs
  • 0 Goals 2
    • 58' Leonardo Castro
    • 78' Hendrick Ekstein
  • 4 Yellow Cards 0
    • 17' Buhle Mkhwanazi
    • 36' Sfiso Hlanti
    • 90' Robyn Johannes
    • 90' Thabang Monare
  • 1 Red Cards 0
    • 90' Robyn Johannes
Team Line-ups
  • Vuyo Mere
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • Robyn Johannes
  • Elias Pelembe
  • Thabang Monare
  • Deon Hotto
  • Sfiso Hlanti
  • Buhle Mkhwanazi
  • Darren Keet
  • Cole Alexander
  • Gift Motupa
  • Mxolisi Macuphu
  • Terrence Dzvukamanja
  • Lehlohonolo Majoro
  • 2
  • 3
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 11
  • 13
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 24
  • 28
  • 37
  • 45
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 11
  • 12
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 21
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 36
  • Daniel Cardoso
  • Mario Booysen
  • Leonardo Castro
  • Khama Billiat
  • George Maluleka
  • Virgil Vries
  • Kgotso Moleko
  • Teenage Hadebe
  • Lebogang Manyama
  • Bernard Parker
  • Lorenzo Gordinho
  • Hendrick Ekstein
  • Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Gabadinho Mhango
  • Daylon Claasen
  • Haashim Domingo
  • Ricardo Goss
  • 10
  • 14
  • 21
  • 23
  • 7
  • 10
  • 17
  • 29
  • 44
  • Ryan Moon
  • Siphelele Ntshangase
  • Kabelo Mahlasela
  • Godfrey Walusimbi
  • Bruce Bvuma

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