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Cape Town City v Bidvest Wits: Previous result, key players to watch and team quotes

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Absa Premiership fixture: Cape Town City v Bidvest Wits, Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 19h30.

Hosts City is looking to move on swiftly from the MTN8 party and deliver a professional performance to beat a top-spot chasing Wits.

Despite being the best team in the country at the moment, City desperately needs league form as it lies on position ten with only one win from six games.

Previous encounter:

24 February 2018

Cape Town City 1-2 Bidvest Wits FC, Athlone Stadium.

City scorers: Craig Martin (61st minute)

Wits scorers: Lehlohonolo Majoro  X2 (45th and 74th minutes)

Players to watch:

City’s Thabo Nodada will be buzzing after running-down SuperSport United’s midfield in the MTN8 final before keeping his nerve to convert the winning penalty in the shootouts. Nodada is also cheerful, after getting his first call up to Bafana Bafana.

Wits’ Robyn Johannes makes an emotional comeback to City where he was born and played the best football of his career. Johannes won’t want to put a foot wrong in front of his family, close friends and former teammates.

Team quotes:

City coach Benni McCarthy: “I think it is just to change our approach a little bit. So, maybe saying the right words and saying the right things, that is the only way we can change it because we want to get ourselves into the game first and get bet back to winning ways in the league.”

Wits coach Gavin Hunt: “We need to be playing better. You get so many opportunities in and around the edge of the box you’ve got to score. I’m worried when we are top of the league and we should have been six or seven points gone. Of course‚ I’m worried.”

The game will get underway at 19h30.

Siseko Gwegwe
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