CAF run is over for Bidvest Wits, even one goal from Deon Hotto wasn’t enough for a victory. After this defeat, they are out of the CAF Confederation Cup. Now they will play only for pride.
It was a very tough group stage for Gavin Hunt’s team. Until now they were three games without a goal. From four games they were defeated in two of them. The last defeat was against Horoya AC 2-1, and this was the final nail in their coffin.
Once again Bidvest Wits didn’t have a good day. For the first goal was guilty one Wits mistake which allowed Dramane Nikièma to open the scoring early in the game. But Wits make a comeback, even if this wasn’t enough.
Wits’ final game in the CAF against Djoliba will be played just for the pride because both teams didn’t pass the group stage. Probably in this game Hunt will save some players because he will be focused on Absa Premiership.
CAF Wits against Horoya
In this game, we can see five changes in Hunt’s team. Brendon Petersen, Bhuhlebuyeza Mkhwanazi, Elias Pelembe, Gift Motupa, and Haashim Domingo were back in the team.
Horoya had on a great start in this game, with the opening goal from Dramane Nikiema. For the first goal, he only needs five minutes. But Clever Boys didn’t wait too long, in the 21st minute they score for the draw. In this situation scorer was Thulani Hlatshwayo.
But Wits didn’t have too much time to celebrate, because they stayed with ten players after Lehlohonolo Nonyane got a straight red card. Luckily for the Wits, their goalkeeper was on the right level. Until the end of the first half, he had two brilliant saves.
The second half brings lead for Horoya, just after one hour mark they score a goal. Hunt tries to make changes in the team, introduction of Keegan Ritchie and Mxolisi Macuphu for Pelembe and Motupa. But still, this wasn’t enough.
Until the end of the game, the home side had a penalty, but they didn’t realize it. Dramane Nikiema struck the left post. After this game, Wits will be more focused on the PSL which could bring them better results for PSL.