Bidvest Wits ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Pamplemousses in a CAF Champions League first leg preliminary round match at the Bidvest Wits Stadium on Saturday evening.

As has been customary of late, the Clever Boys found themselves playing in wet and rainy conditions but it mattered little as they cruised to victory over the islanders, although they could have won by a larger margin than the two goals from Kobamelo Kodisang and Eleazar Rodgers.

Gavin Hunt‘s charges were at it from the start as Vincent Pule headed narrowly wide of the upright in the second minute, before the same player struck the post with a header 15 minutes later, Thabang Monare the supplier on both occasions.

The opening goal came on 22 minutes, Kodisang giving the Students the lead with a headed effort.

The advantage was doubled eight minutes before the interval when a superb pass from Pule released Rodgers, who beat the visiting keeper in a one-on-one situation.

Rodgers almost had his brace, five minutes into the second stanza in Johannesburg, but was unlucky to see his shot coming back off the underside of the crossbar.

Pamplemousses remained on the back-foot as Keegan Ritchie went close for Wits before Pule had a goal ruled out for off-side, 20 minutes before the end.

The third goal never came and instead the South African side found themselves reduced to 10 men after Ritchie was sent off for retaliation in the 86th minute, having taken an elbow to the face.

Apart from that though, it was mission accomplished for the Students as they take a commanding two goal lead into the return leg in Mauritius on February 20.