Deon Hotto, Terrence Dzvukamanja and Gift Motupa all got on the scoresheet as Bidvest Wits made it two wins in a row when they shocked Kaizer Chiefs with a 3-1 scoreline at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The home side’s real chance fell to Leonardo Castro in the 17th minute after Ramahlwe Mphahlele whipped in a cross but the Colombian striker failed to connect with the ball.
Wits eventually took the lead in the 23rd minute through a thunderous long-range strike from Hotto catching Itumeleng Khune off his line and into the back of the net. The Namibian international’s second goal in successive games after scoring in their 3-0 win over Free State Stars.
Chiefs began taking control of the game and found themselves back in the game when Leonardo Castro met the end of a Khama Billiat free-kick and looped the ball past Darren Keet with a powerful header.
Billiat could have put his side ahead after receiving a sublime pass from Bernard Parker with acres of space in front of him but his shot sailed wide off goal.
Castro almost scored his second of the match after Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya found him inside the box but his low shot went off target.
Three minutes before the interval Wits scored their second of the game through Dzvukamanja who met Sifiso Hlanti’s cross at the far post to head past a hapless Khune.
The Clever Boys went into the dressing room leading 2-1.
It took just two minutes into the second stanza for Wits to increase their lead. Hotto found Motupa in space and the former Orlando Pirates man made no mistake, slotting the ball past an onrushing Khune to make it 3-1.
Billiat had a chance to pull one back after the home side were awarded a set piece on the edge of the box but his shot skimmed just on the outside of the post for a goal kick.
In the end Wits held on to solidify their grip at the top of the PSL standings.