Wits go down to Stars
Bidvest Wits fell to a 2-0defeat away to Free State Stars as the two teams began their 2012/13 Absa Premiership season at Goble Park on Saturday.
Ea Lla Koto scored both their goals in the first half, through Paulus Masehe and Noah Chivuta.
The Clever Boys were thefirst side who threatened to score when in the 15th minute a shot byPapy Faty from 18-yards was tipped over the bar by Stars shot-minder Kennedy Mweene.
The home side took the lead when they received a free kick outside the box. Wome struck a right-footedshot which Wits goalkeeper Emille Baron could only parry into the path ofPaulus Masehe, who put the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0 in the20th minute.
Eight minutes later Ea LlaKoto doubled the lead. Luyondo Nomandela skilfully forced his way past the Witsdefence on the left side and sent in a low left-footed cross which former Witsplayer Noah Chivuta was on the receiving of and slid it home to make it 2-0 bythe 28th minute.
In the 40th minute Chivuta could have increased the lead as he hit a curling left footedfree kick from 20-yards which went just wide.
In the second half, Stars picked up where they had left of in the first half when 11 minutes into thesecond stanza Nomandela tested Baron from 20-yards out and the former Bafana Bafana keeper could only stop the ball.
The home side continued to press the Wits defence and were unlucky not to score more goals, but deserved their victory.