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Wits Held By Enyimba On Home Soil

CAF Confederation Cup Report: Bidvest Wits v Enyimba 06 April 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 06, 2018 10:03 PM
CAF Confederation Cup
 
Result: Bidvest Wits 1-1 Enyimba 
 
Date: 06 April 2018
 
Venue: Bidvest Stadium 
 
Bidvest Wits drew 1-1 with Enyimba in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup playoff at the Bidvest Stadium on Friday evening.
 
Daine Klate found the opening goal for the Clever Boys as early as the third minute with a strike at the back post following a mistake by the visitors, 1-0.
 
The visitors did not take long to respond as Ibrahim Mustapha equalised two minutes later with a cool finish against the run of play, 1-1.
 
Mustapha nearly sent the Nigerian side ahead in the 21st minute with a header that narrowly sailed over the bar following a quick counter-attack.
 
Six minutes before the break, Thobani Mnwango was unfortunate not to have made it 2-1 for Gavin Hunt’s men as his header sailed wide of the target following a pin-point cross from Klate.
 
Reeve Frosler should have got the second goal for the hosts moments into the second half but saw his strike cleared off the line.
 
Opportunities continued to fall for Wits as Eleazar Rodgers went close four minutes before the hour but Enyimba goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai rushed off his line to deny the striker.
 
With 10 minutes remaining, Aigbogun’s troops started to use delaying tactics as a number of players pulled up injured and needed medical attention.
 
Chances were hard to come by for the Clever Boys in the closing stages of the encounter as the Nigerian were happy to sit back.
 
In the end, 1-1 was how the clash ended at Bidvest Wits, with Enyimba holding a slight advantage on the away goals rule heading into the return fixture.
 
Here's how they line up:
 
Wits: Josephs, Gyimah, Hlatshwayo, Khumalo, Klate (Majoro 78'), Rodgers, Hlanti, Claasen, Mncwango (Pelembe 46'), Frosler, Myeni (Pule 46').
 
Subs: Peters, Ntshangase, Monare, Ritchie Pelembe, Majoro, Pule.
 
Enyimba: Dauda, Francis, Bashir, Abalogu, Dimgba, Oladuntoye, Ojo, Mustapha, Okonkwo, Ogbonnaya, Oladapo.
 
Subs: Governor, Omofoman, Chukwude, Ibenegbu, Farouk, Ezenwa, Uche.


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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Apr 08, 2018 01:01 AM
@chuxinho, yeah, I think Hunt has already resigned himself to losing to Enyimba.
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chuxinho Apr 07, 2018 10:30 PM
@Junero keep dreaming
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chuxinho Apr 07, 2018 10:29 PM
@BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 No South African club has won more African titles than Enyimba
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chuxinho Joined: 10 Jun 2014
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chuxinho Apr 07, 2018 10:28 PM
@setlaboswana the coach knows Enyimba will knock them out
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setlaboswana Apr 07, 2018 08:15 PM
@Chicharito07, I thought as much, that is my view, I don't know how some team bosses could change their attitude towards CCL. It is an issue of serious concern.
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Chicharito07 Apr 07, 2018 07:54 PM
@setlaboswana but their management seem to care less about continental honours, they torture our spirits. I love watching our PSL teams competing in CAF tourneys
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Apr 07, 2018 01:59 PM
Useless Wits & if they can't beat Enyimba (a very weak enyimba) at home in their wonderful pitch then good luck in the gravel pitch they gonna be playing in away from home.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 07, 2018 11:48 AM
Wits must sit down and fight relegation in peace
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Boutrous gally Apr 07, 2018 10:29 AM
Aaaaah small team
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Junero Joined: 10 Feb 2014
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Junero Apr 07, 2018 09:17 AM
0-1 away n the clever boys r through to the next round, simple as that
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scoreman99 Apr 07, 2018 08:41 AM
we all know wits was just adding a number here
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queenlathifa Apr 07, 2018 08:38 AM
They will try nxt round
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Apr 07, 2018 08:14 AM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani, where is fau queen, @Vongani!?
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setlaboswana Apr 07, 2018 08:09 AM
@MR E, Wits are as good as out.
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setlaboswana Apr 07, 2018 08:05 AM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani, @mabotoane wa le Downs, @shares_sheleni, @Xolisah, @Boris Becker, @Vamza, @MpeyK, @Chicharito07, as much as I would have loved Wits to reach the group stage of this competition, their African journey end here.
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MR E Apr 07, 2018 08:01 AM
Wits is going out, I can see it
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mabotoane wa Le Downs Apr 07, 2018 07:48 AM
Another exit for this small team, nxaaa, this wits is useless
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Boris Becker Apr 07, 2018 06:56 AM
This Wits is a disgrace to our PSL maan. Just making up numbers in African competitions. Sies!
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 07, 2018 02:57 AM
Is over abt Wits
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Apr 07, 2018 01:11 AM
OK

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