Gavin Hunt’s men secured a 2-0 victory over Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup round of 16.
Bidvest Wits are in the quarter finals of the Nedbank Cup after defeating eastern Cape side Chippa United on Monday, February 24, at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg. The victory was sweet revenge for Wits who were knocked out of the same competition by United last year.
The Clever Boys dominated play throughout the match characterised by a lacklustre performance from United. The home side secured their victory with an early two minute spell during which centre-back Thulani Hlatshwayo and midfielder Phathushedzo Nange found the back of the net. Wits’ back five were impenetrable making it impossible for United to set up any chances for themselves. Hunt’s men were relentless for the rest of the game without even breaking a sweat.
In a video posted to the Bidvest Wits twitter account, coach Hunt said he is relishing the opportunity to keep playing games. “It is better for us to play more,”he said, commenting on the number of competitions on the go at the same time. The Wits manager claims that playing three games a week is better for his club but only worries that mental fatigue can be a factor.
Bidvest Wits will face Real Kings, a side from Durban on a date yet to be confirmed. The other quarter finalists in the competition are Mamelodi Sundowns, Highlands Park, TS Sporting, Bloemfontein Celtic, Black Leopards and Baroka FC.
Wits’ next game is an Absa Premiership match against SuperSport United at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday, February 29.
FEATURED IMAGE: Lorenzo Gordinho of Bidvest Wits clears ball from Augustine Kwem of Chippa United during the 2020 Nedbank Cup match between Bidvest Wits and Chippa United at the Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg on February, 24 2020. Photo: Courtesy Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix.