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Wits put one foot in the MTN 8 final

Wits side have taken to the start of the 2016/2017 PSL season with the ferocity of a team.

Picture: Wikipedia.

JOHANNESBURG - Gavin Hunt and his Wits side have taken to the start of the 2016/2017 Premier Soccer League season with the ferocity of a team intent on challenging for every piece of silverware on offer.

They got the season underway last month with a convincing win over Kaizer Chiefs at their home ground and then a few days later, did the double over the Soweto giants, when they beat Orlando Pirates in the quarter-finals of the MTN 8 competition.

They've now made it three wins in a row with a dominant 3-0 win over Cape Town's new pride and glory, Cape Town City FC - also at their home ground in Johannesburg.

The Clever Boys grabbed the match by the scruff of the neck from the first minute, giving Eric Tinkler's side no room to manoeuvre and play their natural game.

Wits took the lead halfway through the first half through Eleazar Rodgers after some pressure, and then Elias Pelembe doubled the lead in the 37th minute.

Frank Mhango sealed the match on the stroke of halftime as he added the third goal for Wits - those would be the only goals in the match as Cape Town City were left with all to do going into the second leg in the Mother City.

On Sunday, PSL champions and favourites for the 'Wafa Wafa' Mamelodi Sundowns, surprisingly found the going tough against a feisty Chippa United outfit.

'Masandawana' were expected to do as they've done for months, to dominate the 'Chillie Boys' and walk away with an easy victory, but coach Dan Malesela and his boys had other ideas denying Pitso Mosimane's men any freedom to do as they please.

It was a frustrating 90 minutes for 'The Brazilians' down in Port Elizabeth, but for the fans, an entertaining game of football that had everything in it except the desired goals.

Onto the second leg now for the four teams, but it will be the men from Johannesburg, in Wits, who will the happiest of the lot, as they may have done enough to book their place in the final later this month.

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