Malawian players on target in South Africa: Gaba and Mzava

Malawian players were on target on the opposite ends as defending champions Bidvest Wits salvaged 3 points with a 2-1 win over Golden Arrows.

Gabadinho Mhango of Bidvest Wits : Spitting was ‘unacceptable’

Gabadinho Mhango, who was given a rare full game time after mixed start to the season, scored in the 29th minute.

Wits went for recess leading 2-0 after  Lehlohonolo Majoro scored from a penalty as they continued their great escape from relegation.

The penalty was handed five minutes to the interval after Matome Mathiane was adjudged to have handled from Hlanti’s cross into the middle.

According to Kickoff,  replays showed that referee Victor Gomes made a poor decision as the ball struck the face of the defender.

Nonetheless, it invited Lehlohonolo Majoro to step up to the plate which he duly did to convert their second of the afternoon.

Arrows came out with a different mentality in the second half, with Yusuf Jappie eager to reduce to the deficit following a long-range shot.

At the other spectrum, Mhango turned a spate of defenders to create space for himself, but was unable to find the target after 49 minutes.

Clinton Larsen’s side were handed an opportunity to stage a come back after Lamola forced Gomes to point to the spot after being impeded by Buhle Mkhwanazi.

Zimbabwean Knox Mutizwa failed to make use of the advantage as the spot-kick came off the woodwork on the 60th minute spell.

They were given another penalty following a hasty challenge by Nazeer Allie. Limbikani Mzava stepped up to reduce the deficit after 74 minutes.

Both sides were reduced to 10-men in Jabulani Shongwe and James Keene for displaying poor sportsman ship towards one another.

In the end, it wasn’t enough as Wits held on to secure the all-important three points.

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