Cape Town - Ben Motshwari's goal helped Bidvest Wits stun Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 in their Absa
Premiership match at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg on
As a result the Clever Boys moved to the top of the league log standings, while
the Brazilians dropped down to second on the table.
The match got off to a lively start with Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango
pulling off decent saves to deny Wits duo Sifiso Myeni and Reeve Frosler in the
early stages of the game.
The Brazilians also had chances to the take the lead, but Percy Tau and Khama
Billiat were indecisive at times while in possession of the ball in the Clever
It was Wits who broke the deadlock four minutes before
half-time when Myeni's curling cross was headed home by Motshwari to
make it 1-0 to Wits.
Sundowns attacking midfielder Themba Zwane had a glorious chance to level
matters in the 45th minute, but his effort hit the upright and Wits
led 1-0 at the interval.
With his side trailing, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane made a double substitution on the
hour mark - introducing Fares Hachi and Yannick Zakri for Themba Zwane and
The two goalkeepers Onyango and Moeneeb Josephs were not seriously tested in
the second half and the battle for control of the midfield saw several players
receiving yellow cards.
As a result second half substitutes Hachi and Daine Klate, the Wits midfielder,
were both sent off in the late stages of the match as the two teams battled for
control of the match.
In the end, Wits were able to defend very well in the closing stages of the
match and they emerged 1-0 winners on the night.