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Three Players Sent Off As Champions Wits Advance In MTN8

MTN8 Report: Bidvest Wits v Golden Arrows 11 August 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 11, 2017 10:53 PM
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Teams: Bidvest Wits 2 (4) - (3) 2 Golden Arrows
 
Date: 11 August 2017
 
Venue: Bidvest Stadium
 
Three players and two coaches were sent off, as Bidvest Wits defeated Golden Arrows 4-3 on penalties to advance to the semi-finals of the MTN8.
 
Wits got off to an encouraging start and nearly went ahead after just four minutes when Thulani Hlatshwayo's header was cleared off the line.
 
However, it was Arrows who broke the deadlock in the 11th minute Lerato Lamola peeled off his marker and headed home at the far post.
 
Wits were then reduced to 10 men in the 21st minute when debutant Slavko Damjanovic was shown a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on Siphelele Magubane, who suffered an injury in the process.
 
Arrows took advantage of the numbers game and doubled the lead four minutes later as Kudakwashe Mahachi turned home Wayde Jooste's cross, 0-2.
 
A minuter later, Wits were awarded a penalty when Maliele Pule was brought down. James Keene stepped up and converted the spot-kick.
 
The home side continued to push for an equaliser and their task was made a bit easier when Arrows were reduced to 10 men just before the break when Danny Phiri received his second yellow card of the game.
 
After a quiet start to the half, Wits nearly leveled matters in the 59th minute when Daylon Claasen played in Pule, who was denied by Arrows goalkeeper Nkosingiphile Gumede.
 
Wits were not to be denied two minutes later when Reeve Frosler pounced on Nonyane's error and lifted the ball into the six-yard box, where Keene was on hand to tap home, 2-2.
 
Gavin Hunt opted for a change in the 75th minute as the influential Pule made way for Gabadinho Mhango, while Steven Pienaar was introduced in the 82nd minute.
 
Wits thought they had the winning goal late in the second half, but Frosler's goal was ruled out due to a foul on Gumede as the game was forced into extra-time.
 
Chances were hard to come by in extra time, although both sides were forced to finish the final half without their coaches, as Hunt and Arrows' Clinton Larsen and Mandla Ncikazi were sent to the stands.
 
Arrows were then reduced to nine men in the 107th minute when Siyabonga Dube was shown a straight red card for a headbutt on Mhango.
 
Nevertheless, the score remained 2-2 at the end of extra-time, forcing the clash into a penalty shoot-out, where Wits held their nerve to triumph 4-3.
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Wits: Josephs, Frosler, Hlatswayo, Damjanovic, Scott (Khumalo 23'), Monare, Pelembe, Pule (Mhango 76'), Hlanti, Claasen (Pienaar 84'), Keene.
 
Arrows: Gumede, Dube, Mngwenge, Mzava, Nonyane, Cele, Phiri, Jooste (Bilankulu 46'), Mahachi, Magubane (Sibiya 23), Lamola (Mutizwa 93')


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Penalty Shootout: 4 - 3
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 10:42 AM
I dnt trust Komphela at all.
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 10:42 AM
I'm not prepared to chant "Komphela Must Go"
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Aug 12, 2017 10:40 AM
@setlaboswana space for what buddy? We are here to represent our team no matter is out of the Top 8. By the end of this weekend some clubs will be like us the song we reached the top 8 sealed. (re swana ba bohle)
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 10:39 AM
Komphela must pick a strong team and good tactics.
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 10:39 AM
It is now or never for Komphela
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 10:35 AM
COWditor please wake up
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Stupid game ever...produced by two mediocre teams..nxxx
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 10:33 AM
Khosi article please Sir
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SowetoBOY Aug 12, 2017 10:32 AM
Ther Arrows players need to be investigated,the gave away that game yesterday on two occasions.
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 10:32 AM
COWditor pls bless us with fresh news. Benni is making his debut as a Coach .........Tinkler vs Amakhosi . You see plenty of news to report
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amdunyelwa718 Aug 12, 2017 10:30 AM
Yerr what a lucky win
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 10:29 AM
COW COWer COWest game. COW COWer COWest referee.
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 10:27 AM
Good morning fellows! The great Hlasela is here
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setlaboswana Aug 12, 2017 10:02 AM
@mmaxongo, you will be leading the chant "Komphela must go..” ”Nomphela must go..” ”Nomvela must go..” "Nonsense must go.." after the game.
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Faysal Aug 12, 2017 09:55 AM
Arows did well there
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setlaboswana Aug 12, 2017 09:50 AM
@Buccaneer 4 lyf! Noted my man, but I think bloggers whose teams finished below 8 in the League last season, should be giving us space, since it is MTN8 Football this weekend.
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mmaxongo Aug 12, 2017 09:46 AM
Chiefs will beat Supersport easily i don't know what the haters will say after the game,we are not Rats,its Almighty Amakhosi......
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raffnanthy Aug 12, 2017 09:38 AM
Maybe its too early to judge this teams
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SowetoBOY Aug 12, 2017 09:38 AM
Icant wait to hear new song Komphela must GO.
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shayadawana Aug 12, 2017 09:30 AM
Arrows let the win sllipery twice in their Hands it's like they forced themselves to be out on this competition they total lack intelligence

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