Cape Town - Bidvest Wits won the
2016/17 Absa Premiership title after defeating Polokwane City 2-0 at the
Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night.
This was after Mamelodi Sundowns dropped points against Maritzburg United,
while the Clever Boys secured a victory over Rise and Shine, who remain sixth
on the league table.
It took only three minutes for James Keene to fire Wits into the lead when he
headed past Polokwane goalkeeper George Chigova to make it 1-0 to the home
Lorence Vilakazi, the Polokwane midfielder, then tried his luck from range in
the 17th minute, but his attempt was well saved by Wits shot-stopper Darren
However, the South African goalkeeper and his defence were able to contain
Polokwane and the score was 1-0 to Wits at the interval.
Polokwane coach Bernard Molekwa made the first change of the game when he
pulled out Walter Musona for Rendai Ndou just three minutes into the
But the home side doubled their lead on the hour-mark when Daine Klate fired
past Chigova to make it 2-0 to Wits much to the delight of their fans.
The Clever Boys then dominated the remaining minutes of the match - attacking
in numbers as they looked to extend their lead.
However, Polokwane center back Thapelo Tshilo and his team-mates were able to
contain Wits, who emerged 2-0 winners at home in the end.