Cape Town - Bidvest Wits kept their Absa
Premiership title ambitions alive with a 2-0 win over SuperSport United at the
Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday.
A clinical display by the
Clever Boys who close the gap on league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns to three
points courtesy of a brace from a returning Papy Faty. The Burundi
international drafted into the starting eleven following a lengthy spell on the
The Brazilians face Ajax Cape
Town on Wednesday.
Ronwen Williams would have
envisioned an early barrage from the Bidvest Wits strikers, instead, teammate
Clayton Daniels forced him into an early save.
Daniels' back pass caught his
goalkeeper off guard, lucky for the former Mamelodi Sundowns defender -
Williams was on his toes, moving to his left before heading the ball away from
Having survived an unexpected
scare, Mario Booysen should have opened the scoring for SuperSport on the
half-hour mark. The Matsatsantsa defender lost his marker to meet a Thuso Phala
cross on the full, but the lanky centre back could only manage to guide the
ball wide of goal.
Faty showed Bidvest Wits what
they've been missing, scoring in his first game since November with 36 minutes
on the clock.
Daine Klate with a superb
lay-off to set up the midfielder, who settled himself before firing an
unstoppable shot into the back of the net.
Both teams had chances to add
to their tally after the break with Moeneeb Josephs at his best to deny
Bradley Grobler in the 62nd minute.
Gavin Hunt's men ,though, made
sure of all three points with eight minutes remaining. Jabulani Shongwe with an
instant impact off the bench - racing through before laying it on a platter for
Faty to complete his brace.
Bidvest Wits next face Chippa
United in Johannesburg on Saturday.
SuperSport United (0) 0
Bidvest Wits (1) 2 (Faty