Drama ensued at the Mbombela Stadium as Bidvest Wits’ Absa Premiership title hopes were dashed following their 1-1 draw with SuperSport United.
Thabang Monare and Gabadinho Mhango kept Ronwen Williams busy in the first half a series of attempts on target, but it was. S’fiso Hlanti who found the break-through as he played in Mhango on the overlap down the left-hand side, who struck the ball across goal with Williams making the save. However, the rebound fell directly into the path of Hlanti, who slotted the ball home
Supersport found an equaliser on the stroke of half-time when Clayton Daniels planted his header inside the right-hand post from Aubrey Modiba’s corner.
Matsatsantsa were reduced to ten men when captain Dean Furman was given two yellow cards in quick succession, the first for a late tackle and then for showing dissent after being booked.
Wits were denied a winner in the 85th minute in controversial circumstances. Hlanti got to the by-line and cut the ball back across goal for substitute Terrence Dzvukamanja, whose left-footed shot hit the underside of the crossbar, bounced over the line and back out but the match officials seemingly didn’t share that opinion.