Clever Boys pick up season’s first victory over Cape Town City.
Bidvest Wits beat Cape Town City on Saturday, February 24, at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town, courtesy of a brace from former City player, Lehlohonolo Majoro.
The 2-1 result saw the Clever Boys record their first victory in four attempts against City in all competitions this season. The victory also saw Wits break into the top eight for the first time all season.
Gavin Hunt, the Wits coach, whose team finally got one over Benni McCarthy’s side told Wits Vuvuzela that, “It doesn’t matter who we play, we just want to win and get three points.”
Majoro, who left City in January, struck on the brink of halftime to put his new side in the lead. The game appeared to be the Clever Boys’ to lose despite an equaliser from Craig Martin against the run of play, after the hour mark. With 15 minutes left, Majoro ended the game by giving Wits the winner from close range.
Sibusiso Kgare, a second-year BCom student who supports Wits, was optimistic about his team’s recent form. “I think it’s really good, considering where we started at the beginning of the season. We were expected to be title challengers, but where we are right now is okay.”
“It’s been a tough season for everyone,” said Samkelo Ngwenya, a part-time Journalism Development Communication student. “The team won the league and reached the ceiling, so the pressure was always on the team and they were only going to go down,” he added.
Hunt expects the team to be competitive on all fronts for the rest of the season. “We’ve won a cup already [Telkom Knockout] so that’s good, and we’re in the Champions League, but it’s just about finishing as high as possible in the league now.”
Bidvest Wits appear to be the in-form team in the PSL, having picked up 17 points from the last 21 available, a string of results which has seen the club move off the foot of the table. The team now lies in eighth place and will play Boroka F.C. on Friday, March 2, at 20:00.
- WIts Vuvuzela, Bidvest Wits attempt to maintain recent improvement, February 14, 2018