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As it happened: Wits 0-2 Kaizer Chiefs

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09 Jan 2019

What a fascinating end to this Absa Premiership clash between Wits and Kaizer Chiefs.

Thank you for joining us, enjoy the rest of your evening!

 

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Wits CEO Jose Ferreira also joins the invasion and probes Gomes. Not pretty scenes right now. 

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All hell breaks loose as players charge Gomes after the final whistle but on comes Gavin Hunt rushing towards his players to urge them to get away from the official. 

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95' FULL-TIME: Wits 0-2 Chiefs

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94' Thabang Monare now gets a booking for back chatting as well. Not looking good as things get hostile.

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92' CHAOS! Robyn Johannes receives a red card for back-chatting referee Gomes and all hell breaks loose ...

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90' Three minutes of stoppage-time added on.

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81' Tired legs out there now as Wits are still being urged on by Gavin Hunt.

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Meanwhile, Maluleka was replaced due to injury with Gordinho coming on

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Ekstein darts forward and plays in Castro, who pushes the ball slightly wide for Parker. The veteran forward looks up and puts a pass towards Ekstein, who finishes off a lovely move as he knocks it in the back of the net.

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77' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

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73' Surprise, surprise as Ernst Middendorp substitutes Billiat for Parker while Hotto comes off for Hotto.

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68' CHANCE! Manyama skids his shot and it goes high and wide.

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64' Substitution for the hosts as Dzvukamanja is replaced by Mere.

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59' CHANCE! Ekstein gets rid of Hotto before seeing Manyama and picks him out but the forward fails to keep his header on target.

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From tightest of angles Leonardo Castro finishes off a fine move from Amakhosi.

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57' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

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54' BLOCK! Dzvukamanja gets on the end of a through ball from Hotto, he has the chance to hit one but Booysen comes across to make a sensational block.

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50' Crucial block from Hadebe after the hosts slipped a ball into their box and Billiat was running onto it if not for Hadebe's great clearance.

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47' Majoro has come on for Machupu.

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45' Second-half is underway ...

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45' HALF-TIME! After two minutes of stoppage time Victor Gomes brings the first-half to an end.

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43' CHANCE! Dzvukamanja from 20 yards out strikes a half volley on target but Vries is quick to move and saves it. Crowd goes wild. Great save. 

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41' Really disappointed of the attacking intent so far shown by both sides. First 40 minutes has definitely been safe. Hopefully the second-half brings more joy and goals. 

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38' Billiat whips in a decent effort to find a yellow shirt but Keet is quick to palm the ball.

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36' YELLOW! Hlanti goes into the book for having his elbows up in an aerial dual and catching his man high.

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33' No real threat on goal just yet. Chances a few for either side.

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30' Hotto lets fly from just outside the Chiefs area, but it flies wide. Its been a great defensive show from both sides as they both still look for the games first goal.

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24' Free-kick in a dangerous position for the hosts after Monare was brought down outside the box.. Monare, Hotto and Pelembe stand over it but its just not good enough.

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20' Awesome build up from Chiefs as Maluleka whips a low drive towards the left flank and Hadebe plays a clever ball just outside the penalty are for Billiat and the Zimbabwean strikes the ball first time.

Effort well over the cross bar. Good move. Better flow by Chiefs.

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17' Funny story: Ernst Middendorp, who has previously complained about brass band in stadiums over the years during matches, finds himself very close to one at Bidvest Stadium tonight. 

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15' Billiat darting forward and attempting to skip past white shirts. He does so lovely but fails to deliver the perfect through ball for an incoming Maluleka in the 18th area.

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12' Score: Wits 0-0 Chiefs

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9' Interesting to note that Ernst made one change from the starting XI that suffered a 2-1 defeat against Sundowns on Saturday. Walusimbi warms the bench while Ntiya-Ntiya is given the nod to start.

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7' Early foul from Alexander onto Billiat, who is known to cause problems for the opposing defense.

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5' Chiefs biding their time with creating chances with sitting deep while Wits knocking the ball about smoothly across the park.

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3' CHANCE! A snap shot from a long way out from Hlanti goes just over the crossbar, a little closer than anyone thought. Good early effort for the side at the top of the table.

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1' First-half is underway ...

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Kaizer Chiefs XI:  Vries, Cardoso, Booysen, Moleko, Hadebe, Maluleka, Ekstein, Manyama, Billiat, Ntiya-Ntiya, Castro.

Subs: Bvuma, Gordinho, Walusimbi, Mahlasela, Moon, Ntshangase, Parker.

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Wits XI: Keet, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Johannes, Hlanti, Monare, Alexander, Dzvukamanja, Hotto, Pelembe, Macuphu.

Subs: Goss,Mere, Mhango, Claasen, Domingo, Motupa, Majoro.

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*** KICK-OFF IS AT 19:30 ***

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Wits appear to have no new notable injury concerns from the side that beat Free State Stars last Saturday. 

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In addition, Bruce Bvuma could be in contention for a start ahead of Vries.