Clever Boys lose in Angola

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Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits fell to a 1-0 defeat to Angola's Primeiro de Agosto in Wednesday's CAF Champions League first round first leg tie in that country.

The hosts came out the stronger of the two sides and coach Gavin Hunt's men were indebted to goalkeeper Kyle Peters in the 25th minute. Following a promising build-up, the shotstopper produced a fine save to keep the scores level.

However, the Clever Boys showed intent of their own and nearly made it 1-0 in the 35th minute although a D'Agosto defender was fortunate not to score an own goal for his side. 

With that said, Peter was again the hero before the break as he produced a brilliant save to deny the home team the lead before Reeve Frosler produced his own heroics to clear a ball off the line. 

After the interval, full-back Sifiso Hlanti showed plenty of intent and swung a few dangerous crosses into the box which the hosts were able to deal with. 

On the hour mark Thobani Mncwango went close although his header from Frosler's cross went wide of the target. The Students largely dominated the second 45 minutes, however, were caught out for D'Agosto's first goal with just under 15 minutes of time left.

After switching off at the far post, the Os Militares hit the front with a clinical finish, contributing to Wits' demise.

The Premiership side nearly responded two minutes later but Daylon Claason saw his curling strike turned away, as it ended 1-0 on the evening.  

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