Bidvest Wits dumped University of Pretoria out of the Nedbank Cup with an emphatic 3-0 win in Johannesburg on Tuesday night. The game started off very slowly with neither side posing any threat to one another for the first 20 minutes but Wits were the ones who had the first real chance after Sibusiso Vilakazi set up Papy Faty but he blasted his effort over the bar. Kees Kwaakman would soon give the Clever Boys the lead after Tuks’ defence failed to clear the ball from free kick.
The Pretoria-based outfit would have thought that they had levelled matters but Moeneeb Josephs was equal to the task as he made a brilliant save to keep Geoffrey Massa at bay. At half-time Gavin Hunt’s men were leading 1-0, and it took just 10 minutes for them to double the advantage in the second stanza as Vilakazi turned home a well delivered Jabulani Shongwe cross. In the 63rd minute Henrico Botes would wrap up proceedings after some wonderful work by Christopher Katongo.
It was a dry second half for AmaTuks until Bennett Chenene came close after he took on a few defenders but his effort hit side netting on a miserable night for Sammy Troughton’s side.