Lehlohonolo Majoro of Cape Town City takes on Slavko Damjanovic of Bidvest Wits during the 2017 MTN8 Semifinal 1st leg fixture between Cape Town City and Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium on 27 August 2017 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
Sunday Aug 27, 2017. 17:24
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2017 MTN8 Cup semi-final first-leg match between Cape Town City and Bidvest Wits at the Cape Town Stadium in the Mother City, South Africa.
Cape Town City XI: Walters, Fielies, Johannes, Mkhize, Seedat, Putsche, Nodada, Masina, Patosi, Lakay, Majoro.
Bidvest Wits XI: Josephs, Frosler, Hlatshwayo, Damjanovic, Hlanti, Scott, Klate, Monare, Claasen, Mhango, Gamal.
That’s all from the Cape Town Stadium. Wits will host City in the second-leg clash at the Bidvest Stadium in two weeks time. Please join us again next time. Cheers!
FULL-TIME! City 1-0 Wits.
95′ – GOOD SAVE! Wits attacker Kodisang forces City keeper Walters into a good save with a first time effort.
90′ – The fourth official has added six minutes.
88′ – Wits Caution: Hlatshwayo booked.
85′ – City striker Majoro is substituted after failing to score from close range with the Wits defence exposed.
84′ – City sub: Koapeng IN, Majoro OUT.
80′ – Wits midfielder Kodisang beats his marker and he fires wide of the target as the visitors press City.
78′ – Wits sub: Pule IN, Klate OUT.
75′ – Fifteen minutes left for Wits to grab a crucial away goal and they are doing most of the attacking.
74′ – City sub: Dove IN, Patosi OUT
70′ – City sub: Modise IN, Masina OUT.
65′ – Pressure is mounting on the City defence as Kodisang whips a great cross into the box and his Wits teammate Klate forces Walters into a good save with a decent header.
60′ – City Caution: Seedat is booked.
59′ – Wits sub: Kodisang IN, Monare OUT.
55′ – City launch a quick counter-attack and Patosi bursts into the Wits box, but Hlatshwayo does well to block his cross.
50′ – City forward Masina is stretchered off as Wits press for the equalizing goal.
46′ – Wits sub: Pienaar IN, Mhango OUT.
46′ – The second-half is underway.
HALF-TIME! City 1-0 Wits.
45′ – The fourth official has added two minutes.
44′ – GOAL! City 1-0 Wits. Patosi fires home from close range.
40′ – Wits, who are attacking in numbers, are pressing City with the half-time break fast approaching.
35′ – Johannes, who is captaining City in the absence of Lebogang Manyama, has done a good job thus far containing Wits’ new signing Gamal.
30′ – It is still 0-0 here at the Cape Town Stadium as we reach the half-hour mark.
25′ – City winger Lakay plays a long ball for his teammate Majoro, who is ruled offside as the home side search for the opening goal.
20′ – GREAT SAVE! Klate whips a good cross into the City box and his Wits teammate Monare forces City keeper Walter into a great save at the near-post.
15′ – It remains goalless in a tightly contested opening exchanges in the midfield.
10′ – CHANCE! City forward Masina bursts into the Wits box, but he fails to make contact with a high ball and goalkeeper Josephs gathers the ball with ease.
5′ – City goalkeeper Walters is called into action as he gathers Wits full-back Frosler’s long throw.
1′ – The match is underway.