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Champions Wits Start 2018 With Defeat On Home Soil

Absa Premiership Report: Bidvest Wits v Free State Stars 05 January 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 05, 2018 09:53 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Teams: Bidvest Wits 0-1 Free State Stars
 
Date: 5 January 2018
 
Venue: Bidvest Stadium
 
Absa Premiership champions Bidvest Wits started the year with defeat after going down 1-0 to Free State Stars at the Bidvest Stadium.
 
 
The loss sees Gavin Hunt's charges remain rooted to the bottom of the table, two points behind 15th place Ajax Cape Town, who also lost on Friday night.
 
Edwin Gyimah and Lehlohonolo were handed their debuts for the hosts, while Sifiso Myeni also went straight into line up after he was re-called from his loan spell at SuperSport.
 
Majoro looked lively in the opening exchanges and he could have broken the deadlock for Wits after six minutes but he failed to keep his header on target.
 
With 20 minutes gone, the Clever Boys were in full control as they dictated play, although the struggled to bypass the Stars defence,.
 
However, it was the visitors who broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute as Thamsanqa Teyise found the back of the net with a fine volley.
 
With five minutes remaining in the half, Wits nearly pulled themselves level when Majoro picked out Daylon Claasen, who sent a volley just wide from close range.
 
That proved to be the final chance of the half as Stars went into the break leading by a lone goal.
 
Majoro was having an eventful debut and he could have restored parity on the hour mark, but he failed to slot past Ea Lla Koto shot-stopper Badra Sangare after being played through on goal.
 
Eight minutes later, Gavin Hunt opted for a change as Daine Klate made way for Vicent Pule.
 
The Clever Boys threw numbers forward in search as the likes of Amr Gamal and Buhle Mkhwanazi had a couple chances with 15 minutes remaining.
 
Unfortunately for the home side, Stars were resolute at the back and managed to keep Wits at bay as the hold on for a valuable victory.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Wits: 1. Keet, 4. Khumalo, 7. Klate, 8. Monare, 14. Claasen, 13. Hlanti, 15. Mkhwanazi, 23. Myeni, 25. Gyimah, 33. Frolser, 45. Majoro.
 
Stars: 23. Sangare, 6. Teyise, 22. Keita, 20. Mashego, 4. Makhaula, 11. Jantjie, 2. Mobbie, 13. Maphakisa, 5. Masehe, 27. Tchilimbou, 3. Anas.


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Ntsunda11 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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Ntsunda11 Jan 08, 2018 08:12 AM
Every wits lose is a joy to me
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Mghatsane Joined: 06 Dec 2017
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Mghatsane Jan 08, 2018 07:28 AM
They are surely going down to First division Thanks Stars
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owrl Jan 07, 2018 06:34 PM
Ooh sham poorer Wits sokesibone lashona emini
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majenz Jan 07, 2018 12:35 AM
U pay for those fluke wins against mighty bucs last season, u play aeroplane football for my liking anyway
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Nhlpato Jan 06, 2018 02:33 PM
Ok thy r going down #reminder cowphela is stil psl trophyless for 19 yrs as headcowch n tht wont change whether theres cowstro cowhlasela cowntshangase whos just like Zongo entertainers nothing special mxm starless chimpanzees r gona cry
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Kekana + Ace Manyisa = Double Troubble, indidane concluded Akere Joined: 04 Aug 2017
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"For me the principle is one… I asked the guys from Baroka why do you wanna loan the player out? 'No, Chiefs wanna have a look at him for six months then they'll decide'. I said to them it's not about Chiefs, it's about the player. I represent the player. If the reason doesn't benefit the player the deal is off. "You were right whatever you said with Kgoloko [Bakgaga coach Thobejane] that I'm pushing for [an] outright [move]. I was pushing for outright because I found it to be insulting [to loan the player] and it sounded more like this boy was going to be on trial for six months at Chiefs. "But it doesn't matter... as we speak now he is doing a medical then he is going back to Polokwane, then he will be back on Monday." Mahlakgane insisted the medical was a formality.
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mbheduyajika Jan 06, 2018 12:55 PM
@SowetoBOY I like to agree with you. While he won the League, there were players who did not play regularly and had hoped to be trusted by thr coach this season. and what happened was that those players were let go. Shongwe left, and others left. The dressing room feels hard-done by the coach and they are loosing games to voice their frustrations. afterall players do their talking on the field.
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mbheduyajika Jan 06, 2018 12:48 PM
Things started to go bad when pictures of that dead girl appeared with Gavin Hunt and her playing lovey dovey. He obviously denied it but it since that incident Wits have been losing and having their players injured all the time.
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*indidane* does NOT Recognise Star-less Cows Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Thank u Qwaqwa Stars ... Thank u f0r beating Zebras Friends
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fisto vs zebraditor Jan 06, 2018 12:01 PM
Mxm losers like chiefs
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SowetoBOY Jan 06, 2018 11:10 AM
I'm Not surprised by results,the coach is continuing where He left off playing players who have just being signed while others who have being waiting for chance to play are overlooked for instance Major was signed llastweek and already he is on the field.
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jakobe Jan 06, 2018 11:07 AM
I would like to see the end what will happen with Wits and Hunt come May.
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Sucker Punch The Legend Jan 06, 2018 11:06 AM
@the great khosiological molo my tag team partner. I'm good buddy and I hope you doing great too. I'm looking forward to the second leg of the PSL
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setlaboswana Jan 06, 2018 10:26 AM
@SowetoBOY, that will be good my man, we need a skilled Coaches like him in local football. BUT, I would have wished he continue at these small teams where pressure is minimal, he really do well at these small teams.
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setlaboswana Jan 06, 2018 10:17 AM
@Schakos, three wins in succession, Wits will be with the likes of Bucs Member. I don't think they should press the panic button yet.
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SowetoBOY Jan 06, 2018 10:17 AM
@setlaboswana i dont think he will want to leave Sa,remember he once said that he wants to leave a mark in PsL and zebbies job will present him that opportunity.
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Michaeltshigama Jan 06, 2018 10:14 AM
Kikiki
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Michaeltshigama Jan 06, 2018 10:14 AM
Wits will join Brown envelopes fc in NFD next season
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david2 Jan 06, 2018 10:13 AM
Smthng is wrng at wits....
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iDunu Jan 06, 2018 10:11 AM
round 19 PSL PREDICTIONINGS please

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