Caf Confederation Cup: Bidvest Wits 3-0 Young Buffaloes – Revenge of the Students

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Gift Motupa, Bidvest Wits, 2019
The Clever Boys managed to secure a convincing victory over the side from Eswatini to reach the next stage of the competition

Bidvest Wits continued with their fine run in all competitions when they thrashed Young Buffaloes 3-0 in a Caf Confederation Cup match on Friday night at Bidvest Stadium.

Following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Buffaloes in their first-leg of their continental clash in Eswatini a fortnight ago, the South Africans managed to bounce back at home.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) giants welcomed the Buffaloes at home where they started on the front foot.

Wits were looking to bag a victory on home soil following coach Gavin Hunt’s sentiments that they were struggling to win their games in Braamfontein.

Resulting from a bright start, the Clever Boys made it 1-0 through striker Gift Motupa who broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute and the former Orlando Pirates striker doubled his tally in the 27th minute.

Resulting from Motupa’s goals, Wits went into the tunnel enjoying a comfortable 2-0 lead.

Following their return for the second half, the former PSL champions continued to press their visitors but they were reduced to 10 men.

Defender Kegan Ritchie was shown his marching orders for his second bookable offence before Hunt introduced Terrence Dzvukmanja with 13 minutes to go.

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Then with seven minutes left on the clock, Dzvukamanja made it 3-0 for the hosts thus ensuring they avenged their away defeat.

In the wake of the 3-1 victory on aggregate, the Students have managed to book a spot in the play-off round as they look to reach the group stages of the continental showpiece for the first time.

Meanwhile, their passage into the next stage means they will face opponents that were knocked out from the Caf Champions League.