Blow by blow: Kaizer Chiefs vs Bidvest Wits

Phathutshedzo Nange of Bidvest Wits challenged by Nkosingiphile Ngcobo of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto on the 12 August 2020 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Hello and welcome to Orlando Stadium where log leaders Kaizer Chiefs take on Bidvest Wits in an Absa Premiership match.

– Samir Nurkovic named Man-of-the-Match

– referee Abongile Tom blows his whistle for full-time. Full-time score: Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Bidvest Wits

– 5 minutes of added time to be played

– 89′ GOAAAL! Alexander grabs the equaliser for Wits with a close range finish!

– 88′ Nurkovic hits the upright with Goss well-beaten

– 87′ Billiat finds the back of the net, but his goal is ruled offside

– 86′ Billiat’s shot is saved by Goss

– 84′ Substitution for Chiefs: Moleko makes way for Bernard Parker

– 83′ Substitution for Chiefs: Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya comes on for Sasman

– 82′ corner kick for Wits

– 81′ Substitution for Wits: Domingo makes way for Kgaogelo Sekgota

– 76′ Alexander shoots wide of goals from long range

– referee calls for another cooling break

– 71′ Substitution for Wits: Mxolisi Macuphu comes on for Khunedi

– 65′ Alexander’s header goes wide of goals

– 63′ Nga shoots straight at Akpeyi

– 61′ Substitution for Chiefs: Ngcobo makes way for Njabulo Blom

– 58′ free kick for Wits from a promising position

– 55′ Forced substitution for Chiefs: Dumisani Zuma comes on for the injured Castro

– 53′ Castro’s shot is saved by Goss

– 51′ Dzvukamanja’s header is saved by Akpeyi

– 50′ corner kick for Wits and it leads to another one

– 49′ free kick for Wits and a yellow card for Katsande

– 48′ Billiat shoots wide from close range

– Wits get the second half underway

– Double substitution for Wits: Eva Nga and Solly Khunedi comes on for Phillips and Human respectively

– referee Abongile Tom blows his whistle for the half-time break. Half-time score: Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Bidvest Wits

– 45+1′ Chiefs survives a scare when Akpeyi fails to hang on to Hotto’s shot

– 40′ Nurkovic wastes a chance to double Chiefs’ lead when he shoots wide of goals with Goss in no man’s land

– 36′ GOAAAL!! Nurkovic puts Chiefs in the lead with a good header!

– 36′ corner kick for Chiefs

– 34′ Human shoots wide from long range

– 32′ corner kick for Wits and it leads to another one

– 26′ referee calls for the cooling break

– 24′ another offside call goes against Chiefs

– 22′ offside call goes against Chiefs

– 20′ Moleko’s shot is saved by Goss

– 18′ free kick for Chiefs from a promising position

– 17′ Chiefs appeal for the penalty for a foul on Nurkovic, but the referee waves play on

– 15′ Billiat shoots over the crossbar from long range

– 14′ Goss does well to tip Nurkovic’s header over the crossbar

– 12′ offside call goes against Wits

– 10′ free kick for Wits

– 4′ corner kick for Chiefs

– Chiefs get the game underway playing from right to left

– kickoff

Starting XI:

Kaizer Chiefs XI: Akpeyi, Moleko, Cardoso, Mathoho, Sasman, Katsande ©, Manyama, Ngcobo, Billiat, Castro, Nurković
Bidvest Wits XI: Goss, Macheke, Gordinho, Hlatshwayo, Phillips, Alexander, Nange, Domingo, Hotto, Human, Dzvukamanja

Amakhosi will be looking to extend their lead over second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns to six points with a win against Wits.

The Clever Boys on the other side will be looking to keep their chance of winning the league title alive by beating Chiefs tonight.

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