HAPPY PEOPLE: A small crowd of around 20 Bidvest Wits fans watched the game at Lucas Moripe Stadium. Photo: Nqobile Dludla

HAPPY PEOPLE: A small crowd of around 20 Bidvest Wits fans watched the game at Lucas Moripe Stadium. Photo: Nqobile Dludla

The new football season kicked off on Friday and last night, The Clever Boys bagged their first three points with a win over Supersports United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.

Bidvest Wits started the season off in ideal fashion bagging three points in their 1-0 win.

S’thembiso Ngcobo bagged a second half penalty when captain Sibusiso Vilakazi was brought down in the box after a clumsy challenge by Supersports United’s new signing Michael Morton, previously of Maritzburg United.

The penalty was converted nervously by the Wits striker after hitting the upright and the ball just making it past the Supersport goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.

The Clever boys goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane was the hero for the night as he made a flurry of saves to keep the Supersport attack at bay. Mabokgwane was rewarded for his efforts with the man of the match award.

Giorgi Nergadze made his first appearance for Bidvest Wits after finally sorting out issues with his work permit. The problem has persisted throughout the Premier Soccer League (PSL) with many overseas players missing out on their new teams first games.

Bidvest Wits will face the University of Pretoria in a home derby on Tuesday night.