Wits captain Thulani Hlatshwayo opened the score-sheet inside the first 27 minutes of the game. Phathutshedzo Nange did not waste time as he extended the lead two minutes later, pouring water in shoulders of their struggling opponents.
Wits head coach Gavin Hunt believes that they could have had a less frustrating game.
Though the Chilli Boyz were at the receiving end of Monday night’s punishment they kept the fighting spirit with the goalkeeper Veli Mothwa depriving Thabang Monare’s goal in the 53rd minute and hitting out Pelembe’s well-executed freekick and then block Nange’s attempt on the loose ball.
Chippa United head coach Norman Mapeza admits that the two goals discouraged his charges. The Zimbabwean born mentor adds that now they will shift their focus to league.
The Students having last lifted the Nedbank trophy in 2010 now extended their winning chances as they join Mamelodi Sundowns, Black Leopards, Highlands Park, TS Sporting, Real Kings, Baroka FC and Bloemfontein Celtic in the last eight. The 55-year-old Wits mentor says that he was not happy with performance.
The draw for the last eight will be conducted on Tuesday night at 19:30. – Report by Sinovuyo Ndudane