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  • Sibusiso Vilakazi of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Sifiso Hlanti of Bidvest Wits  during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville on 07 October 2018  ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

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    Wits held by Sundowns

    The Clever Boys were unlucky not to be ahead in the opening minutes of the encounter, Terrence Dzvukamanja’s header rattling the upright after a good delivery by Keegan Ritchie. Wits looked rampant in the heat at Lucas Moripe, pressing high up the pitch and causing trouble down the flanks. Sundowns were disciplined at the back […]

  • Simon Murray of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 football match between Cape Town City FC and Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 2 October 2018 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

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    Clever Boys school Citizens to go top

    New arrival Simon Murray wasted no time in opening the scoring for The Clever Boys in the eigth minute from the penalty spot, converting a penalty he won after being judge by the referee as being brought down by Peter Leeuwenburgh. The hosts looked to settle after their shaky start, Riyaad Norodien and Matthew Rusike […]

  • Muhammad Sulumba of Polokwane City challenges Buhle Mkhwanazi of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Polokwane City  22 April  2018 at Bidvest Stadium  Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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    City frustrate Wits at home

    Wits looked lively from the start, but lacked sharpness in front of goal. Polokwane looked to play most of their football on the counter, trying to catch The Clever Boys on the break. The hosts created a flurry of chances in the opening exchanges with Mxolisi Macuphu and Deon Hotto looking threatening. City were reduced […]

  • Keegan Ritchie of Bidvest Wits is challenged by Lebohang Maboe of Maritzburg United  during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Maritzburg United on 03 April  2018 at Bidvest Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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    Clever Boys held at Harry Gwala

    Both sides started well, playing expansive, attacking football but struggled to put together anything menacing in the final third. The first real chance fell to Rashine De Reuck’s volley from outside the box testing Darren Keet from range, but he was equal to the task. The Clever Boys were looking good, creating chances from out […]

  • Mxolisi Machupu of Bidvest Wits challenged by Nhlanhla Vilakazi of AmaZulu during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Bidvest Wits and AmaZulu at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg on 29 August 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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    Clever Boys too good for AmaZulu

    The hosts were keen to bounce back after a disappointing loss against SuperSport United after their last outing in the Premiership and made their intentions clear when Gift Motupa opened the scoring in the third minute. The visitors struggled to keep up with the pace and movement of Wits, who dominated the opening quarter of […]

  • Evans Rusike of Supersport United is challenged by Thulani Hlatshwayo of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Supersport United on the 18 August 2018 at Bidvest Stadium / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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    Supersport end Clever Boys perfect start

    The hosts started well as they looked to continue the impressive run they have had in the early stages of their league campaign. Haashim Domingo had the first real chance of the game just after the half-hour mark when he controlled well but sent his volley flying just over the crossbar from inside the area. […]

  • Mxolisi Macuphu of Bidvest Wits is challenged by Innocent Maela of Orlando Pirates  during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits on the 15 August 2018 at Orlando Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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    Wits sink Buccaneers

    The opening exchanges saw the sides looking to establish their rhythm, with most of the action taking place in hotly contested midfield battles. The first real chance of the encounter fell to Justin Shonga who drew a great save out of Darren Keet to keep the sides level. The visitors were keen to ensure that […]

  • Cole Alexander of Bidvest Wits is challenged by Bernard Parker  of Kaizer Chiefs   during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits on the 07 August 2018 at FNB Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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    Clever Boys cruise past AmaKhosi

    The visitors started well, with the first real chance of the encounter falling to Thulani Hlatshwayo. His shot with the outside of his boot swerved toward goal but went just wide of the mark. Chiefs grew into the game and found their first real chance when Ramahlwe Mphahlele picked out Leonardo Castro but the striker […]

  • Deon Hotto of Bidvest Wits challenged by Goodman Dlamini of Free State Stars during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Bidvest Wits and Free State Stars at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg on 04 August 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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    Bidvest blast past Stars in season opener

    The hosts started well, with Cole Alexander looking to make an early impact, his shot from range, however, flew over the bar from range. Wits looked fluid and well organised, testing Stars at the back. Captain Thulani Hlatshwayo was on hand to convert for Gavin Hunt’s men, tapping in at the far post after a […]

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    Clever boys gutsy comeback boosts top eight hopes

    The hosts started well and dominated the opening quarter of an hour, with Majoro coming closest when he rattled the crossbar after Elias Pelembe picked him out in the box with a good cross. After soaking up 35 minutes of pressure AmaZulu went ahead with their first real attack of the game, Michael Morton striking […]

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    Wits sunk by Bucaneers

    Both sides looked to grow into the game, keeping the ball and building patiently from midfield. Pirates looked to draw first blood, bursting forward through Luvuyo Memela, whose cross was deflected past Kyle Peters by Sifiso Hlanti in the 13th minute. Bidvest Wits looked to bounce back immediately and tried to create chances down the […]

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    Clever Boys out of Confed Cup

    The Clever Boys played out to a 1-1 draw at home in the first leg 10 days ago and needed an away goal to nullify the away goal rule which would see Enyimba advance. Gavin Hunt’s men started well, Daine Klate with the first real effort at goal in the 22nd minute picked the ball […]