Nedbank Cup News 4.5.2017 07:35 pm

Blow by blow: Wits vs Orlando Pirates

 Ayanda Gcaba and Gabadinho Mhango during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits at Orlando Stadium on February 15, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Ayanda Gcaba and Gabadinho Mhango during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits at Orlando Stadium on February 15, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Bidvest Wits welcome Orlando Pirates to the Bidvest Stadium in an Absa Premiership clash. This is the second game that the Clever Boys is playing this week following their 1-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns on Monday.

– full time: Bidvest Wits 1-0 Orlando Pirates

– 90′ three minutes of added time will be played

– 87′ Pule comes on for Mhango

– 77′ Wome comes on for Rakhale

– 74′ Pelembe is replaced by Mahlambi

– 70′ Qalinge and Ndoro replaces Gcaba and Makola

– 69′ free to Wits outside the penalty box

– 62′ Rakhale with a good strike at goal, Josephs denies Pirates an equaliser

– 56′ Malajila comes off the bench to score the opening goal. Bidvest Wits 1-0 Orlando Pirates

– 53′ Gabuza rans into the box late and can’t connect with Rakhale’s cross

– 50′ Rakhale fails to direct the ball into the back of the next after getting on the end of a cross from Phungwayo

– 46′ Wits win a corner as they fail to go past Pirates’ defence

half time: Bidvest Wits 0-0 Orlando Pirates

– 45′ 21 minute of added time will be played

– 44′ throw in for Wits

– 39′ Josephs keeps Makola’s free kick attempt out

– 38′ free kick to Pirates outside the penalty box

– 35′ Pirates give the ball away in the final third

– 30′ Wits caught offside

– 28′ Mhango receives medical treatment

– 21′ goal kick to Josephs and Wits

– 16′ Makola gives the ball away with a cheap cross that is cleared away

– 14′ end to end stuff at the Bidvest Stadium

– 12′ Mobara forces a great save out of Josephs

– 7′ Sarr miscues his shot and the ball goes out for a corner to the home side

– 3′ Mahlambi goes down under a challenge from Matlaba, the referee tells him to get back up

– kickoff!

Starting XI 

Bidvest Wits: 16. Josephs, 3. Hlatshwayo, 4. Khumalo, 8. Monare, 13. Hlanti, 17. Mhango, 23. Myeni, 27. Mahlambi, 30. Motshwari, 33. Frosler, 41. Ntshangase.
Orlando Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 8. Matlaba, 4. Jele, 2. Gcaba, 21. Phungwayo, 18. Sarr, 45. Mobara, 20. Manyisa, 25. Rakhale, 5. Makola, 31. Gabuza.

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Sundowns 1-2 P City
Baroka FC 1-1 Pirates
Chippa Utd 2-0 AmaZulu
Celtic 1-1 Chiefs

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# Team GP Pts
1 Orlando Pirates 2 4
2 Polokwane City 2 4
3 Maritzburg United 1 3
4 Mamelodi Sundowns 2 3
5 Chippa United 2 3
6 Cape Town City 1 3
7 AmaZulu 2 3
8 Baroka FC 2 2
9 Ajax Cape Town 1 1
10 Bloem Celtic 1 1
11 Golden Arrows 1 1
12 Kaizer Chiefs 1 1
13 Bidvest Wits 1 0
14 Free State Stars 1 0
15 Platinum Stars 1 0
16 SuperSport United 1 0

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