Absa Premiership

Wits' horror start continues

2017-09-20 22:20
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Defending champions Wits continued their shocking start to the Premiership season after being hammered 3-0 by 10-man AmaZulu at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night.

The hosts made a sensational start by opening the scoring in the 11th minute when Sduduzo Dlamini made some good headway down the left and crossed to the centre of the box, which was only half cleared, and Michael Morton curled the loose ball into the top-right corner.

The visitors thought they were level five minutes later, but Vincent Pule's volley was flagged for handball.

Phumlani Ntshangase then had a brilliant chance to level after getting onto the end of Steven Pienaar's free-kick at the back post, but he somehow put the ball over the target.

Pule and Daylon Claasen both had half-chances either side of the half-hour mark, but squandered them as Gavin Hunt's side trailed at the break.

Things turned worse for the champions after the break. First Ntshangase handled in the box to concede a penalty, which Manzini stroked down the middle, before Mhlengi Cele then set the former Chippa United man up on left side of the box and he somehow squeezed the ball into the right corner beyond a diving Moeneeb Josephs.

Morton turned from hero to villain when he was involved in a clash with Mhango after the free-kick had been given, leaving AmaZulu a 20 tough minutes to negotiate. But they managed to hold out against a Wits team short of confidence, sealing a surprise win.

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