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Bittersweet close to 2016/17 PSL season

Bidvest Wits wrapped up their winning Absa Premiership campaign with a late 1-0 loss to Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

The match was a cagey affair with sporadic opportunities created at either end as the sides broke with pace.

The hosts missed a great opportunity to take the lead in the seventh minute when Emmanuel Letlotlo was picked out at the back post, his unmarked header was wasteful and flew well off target.

Letlotlo came close again midway through the opening half, his shot flying just wide of the upright.

A physical encounter took its toll on the players, Daine Klate was the first player who was substituted in the opening half after picking up a knock in the early stages of the game.

Substitute Vincent Pule came close to handing Hunt’s side the lead, some neat footwork saw him burst into the area and drive a ball across the face of goal. A wicked deflection off of Daniel Cardoso almost wrong-footed Itumeleng Khune, but AmaKhosi were let off the hook when the ball crashed into the upright and safely out of harm’s way.

The Clever Boys came close to an opener with 20 minutes to play. Mokgalodi Ngele’s powerful header from a corner was saved at point-blank range, Khune well positioned to make a reactionary save.

Kaizer Chiefs managed to steal the points late, Tsepo Masilela setting up Gustavo Paez who tapped home from close range in the 92nd minute.

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