Bidvest Wits joined SuperSport United at the top of the table on 13 points following their 1-0 win over Thanda Royal Zulu at the Mpumalanga Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The first half was played at a fast pace, which saw both sides having a couple of chances to score.
It was Wits, though, who had the more clear-cut opportunities and they would have been kicking themselves that they did not go into the half-time break a goal to the good.
Clever Boys striker Sifiso Myeni, in particular, had three good chances to score, but on two occasions he was foiled by excellent saves by Thanda shot-stopper Aubrey Mathibe, and on the other occasion shot wide of goal.
Seven minutes into the second half Myeni was given the perfect opportunity to make amends for his earlier misses when the Students were awarded a penalty after Clifford Mulenga’s stinging close-range effort was deemed to have been handled on the line by a Thanda defender.
He accepted the opportunity gratefully, beating Mathibe with a well-placed spot kick into the top corner to give the visitors the lead and ultimately the win.
The result means that Roger de Sa’s side remain in second position on the Premiership table, but they are now on even points with SuperSport United, who have a superior goal difference. — Sapa