Monare & Malajila Fire Wits Past Baroka
Result: Baroka FC 0-2 Bidvest Wits
Date: 20 September 2016
Venue: New Peter Mokaba Stadium
Goals from Thabang Monare and Cuthbert Malajila handed Bidvest Wits a 2-0 win over Baroka FC at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Wits got off to a good start and were awarded a penalty after eight minutes. Daine Klate stepped up and had his effort saved but Thabang Monare fired home the rebound, 1-0.
Wits were in control for most of the half and they were looking to add to their lead but Baroka goalkeeper, Masuluke Oscarine produced a couple fine saves after 30 minutes.
Baroka, meanwhile, were on the back foot for most of the opening 45 minutes and failed to register a single effort at goal.
The home side side opted for a change at the start of the second half, as Kgokolo Thobejane introduced Kenoshi Motshegwa for Marshall Munetsi.
However, Baroka's fortunes did not change in the second half, as Gavin Hunt's charges continued to dominate the encounter.
Wits threw on Sifiso Myeni and Cuthbert Malajila for the final 15 minutes, as they searched for a second goal.
It was Malajila who sealed the win for the visitors, as the Zimbabwean slotted home his first goal Wits in stoppage time, 2-0.
Here's how they lined up:
Baroka FC: 30. Masuluke, 5. Ravhuhali, 25. Munetsi, 6. Shaku, 23. Rithabile, 15. Mothupa, 35. Zikalala, 21. Moeti, 10. Makgaka, 18. Mapheto, 12. Matloga
Bidvest Wits: 1.Keet, 2. Allie, 3. Hlatshwayo, 15. Mkhwanazi, 7. Klate, 8. Monare, 9. Rodgers, 11. Pelembe, 13. Hlanti, 17. Mhango, 19. Mlambo