However, Bidvest Wits are a football club from South Africa. As a matter of fact, before you can find them wit a different name the Wits University F.C.
Not to mention that their base is in Braamfontein, which is a suburb of Johannesburg. Besides, you can see how they are playing in the Premier Soccer League.
So far they got two nicknames, one of them is “The Clever Boys” and the second one “The Students”.
As a matter of fact, the second nickname is because they are connected with the University of the Witwatersrand.
Overall, they are connected with Wits University in Johannesburg. As a matter of fact, they are formed there in 1921.
They were founded by the university’s Students Representatives Council.
Until now they win their first PSL title in season 2016/17. Not to mention that they finish that season with 18 wins, 6 draws and only 6 losses.
And they win the title with three-point in front of the second team. However, in 2016 they win the MTN8 Cup and the Telkom Cup in 2017.
History of the club
Generally, this club is formed in 1921 by the university’s Students Representatives Council.
Until now they have competed in different tournaments and leagues before they come in the National Football League in 1975.
Not to mention that in the 1970s this club gives some of the best players from that time. In fact, one of them is goalkeeper Gary Bailey. As a matter of fact latter, he went to play in Manchester United.
And there is Richard Gough who plays as a defender. As a matter of fact, we can see him in clubs like Dundee United, The Rangers, Everton, and Scotland.
However, their first big win was in 1978 when they win the Mainstay Cup. In fact, in the 1990s, they have mixed luck. In the beginning, they win some trophies.
But in 1996 they almost dropped in the lower league. Maybe the 1990s weren’t so great for them. But even in the 2000s, they didn’t have so much luck.
Not to mention that in 2005 they end the season in the last place. And that was the worst result ever.
After all this time their first PSL title comes in season 2016/17 when they finish the season with 18 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses.
In this case, they win the title with three points in front of the second team. Generally, at this time they win two more titles. In fact, in 2016 they win MTN8 Cup and the Telkom Cup in 2017.
Bidvest Wits FC competes in the top league in South Africa. However, this league’s name is ABSA Premiership.
In fact, in this league, you can find 16 clubs and all of them has the same goals. And that is winning the first place.
As a matter of fact, the first match in the season is in August, and the last one is in May.
The only bad thing in this league is if you end the season in the last place you will fall on the second league. And because of that is good to be the best.
Of course, if you end up in the 15th place the situation is a little bit better. In fact, in this case, you have the opportunity to stay in this league if you win in the kick-off matches.
In the second place, the main prize is great motivation too. Because the winning team will get a huge amount of money. Fine, even the lower places will get some money. But still, this amount is not that big.
Not to mention that in this league you get the points in the same way as in every other league. For the win, you will get three points, for a draw only one, and for lose you will get nothing.
Bidvest Wits players in the season 2018/19
However, in the last season the play one great football. In fact, they have some great players who score goals. And most important they play nice football.
As a matter of fact, in the last season, they end up in a great third place. If we remember games from the 2000s when they play very bad, this is one amazing score.
But now the situation is a little bit different. However, they have some amazing players as Gift Motupa who scored 11 goals in the last season.
For sure he was one great reinforcement for the club. Specifically, if we know that he becomes one of the best their players.
As can be seen, this is the only player who has this good status. Unfortunately, there are only a couple of more players who scored goals for this team.
In fact, they all scored 2 goals each. These players score goals, Simon Murray, Terrence Dzvukamanja and other ones.
For sure the main problem for Motupa can be a situation when all expect that he do all the job. Specifically when it comes to the goals. For sure it will be much easier if he has some help.
And not to mention that opponents will don’t know who on who they will lookout.
Bidvest Wits results
However, in this rich club history in the season 2016/17, they win for the first time the title of league champions.
Not to mention that this is one historical success. But it was not that easy to win that season. In fact, they win the title with only three-point in front of the second team.
But there is some fun fact about this team. In fact, the funny thing is that they lose in the last game of the season.
However, the game was between Kaizer Chiefs vs Bidvest Wits. And in this game Kaizer Chiefs win. As a matter of fact, they score their goal in 92 minutes.
Not to mention that this win secures them the fourth place on the table. In this case, they were 10 points behind the winners of this season.
Besides in the last season, they end up in third place. Which is not so good result as the season before, but still is not bad as it was before a couple of seasons.
In any case with this place they still have some great opportunities in the next season.
Every club has some of the records. And for sure if you have the club with so big history then for sure you will find a lot of records in the club history.
In any case, with these results, we can see a lot of information about the club. However, with all this information’s you can see how good some club is.
And the same case is with the Clever Boys. In all their history you can find some players that are better than the other ones, some results that are better. But in some cases, we can find results that are the worst.
In this case, the player who starts in most of the games is Peter Gordon who starts to play in 415 matches.
Not to mention that he is the player who scored the most goals in club history. In fact, he scored 55 goals in the history of the club.
However, the player who scored the most goals in the one season is Frank McGrellis who scored 29 goals in one season.
But if we compare this player and the Gift Motupa who scored 11 goals in the last season. We can see how big this difference is between these two players.
Besides, in the club history was some amazing wins. As a matter of fact, the biggest win in club history was 14-0. In fact, this match was in 1986 and they play this game against Cardiff City.
On the other hand, they have the biggest defeat in club history. Basically, in 1990 they lose against Kaizer Chiefs 1-6.
Bidvest Wits fixtures
Without a doubt, in a short time, we will enjoy the new games. As a matter of fact, the new season is almost here. In fact, can be seen early in August.
The first game will be played on the 3rd of August, and the last one will be on the 9 May 2020. Not to mention that in this period teams will play 30 games.
However, the first game of The Clever Boys will be on the 3rd of August, but they will not play the first match of the day. As a matter of fact, their opponent will be AmaZulu.
It is good to say for them that in the last season they were not that much good. As a matter of fact, they end in 11th place. For sure this will be a great chance for The Clever Boys to start the season with the win.
Only three days later they will play their second match of the season against Baroka FC. Not to mention that they end up the last season in 14th place.
In any case, at the beginning of the season, we can expect great matches. And still, I would not bet that they will win these two matches. But for sure they have a great opportunity to win these two games. And start their new season with wins.
After they end up the last season in the 3rd place they got the opportunity to play in the CAF Confederation Cup. But they announced that this competition will not be their priority. As a matter of fact, in the next season, they want to be focused on domestic competition.
But, on the other hand, they say that they will sell any player if they get the right offer. But will they do that, and what is the right offer for them?
Well, that is hard to say, but in any case, in the last transfer period, they were the team who do most of the transfers. But they buy a lot of players. For sure they want to make a good move and win in the next season.
As a matter of fact, the great question will be if this will work? Specifically, if we know that new players need to play together for some time. To know each other.
Under those circumstances, they can be amazing players. But, still, if you put them together for the first time they will not know how to play together. And that could be the main problem for them.
In any case, we can only wait to see how they will play. And when the season starts we can track results on Soccer 10 and in this way we can get a lot of information about the club.
At the beginning of the transfer period, their coach said that if they get a good offer for some player then they will sell them. Maybe this will increase the budget of the team, but still in this way they can lose some great players.
And for sure any team doesn’t want that. Specifically when they have one great team which was in a great place in the last season.
However, in the last transfer period, Bidvest Wits FC was one of the busiest teams in this period. As a matter of fact, in this period they get ten new players.
Not to mention that some players left the club. But still, this is a huge amplification. For sure, a lot of players want to play for The Clever Boys because they made some great results in the last two seasons.
For example, in the same way, as they made all these great results, they need to take care that this stays like that. Because all these players can leave them if they get a better opportunity.
The new season is right behind a corner, and for sure we can expect a lot of great matches and goals. But will they manage to win in this competition? Well, we can only wait to see. But for sure before start, they make some great moves.