Johannesburg – Getaneh Gibeto capitalised on a moment of madness in injury time to wrestle a share of the points for his Wits side as they drew 1-1 with AmaZulu in their Premiership match at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday.
Leading 1-0 in stoppage time, AmaZulu went to sleep on defence as goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini lost the ball and Gibeto was on hand to snap up the spillage and salvage a draw for the home team.
Though they had fewer chances than the home side, it was a clinical finish from Nkosinathi Mthiyane in the 63rd minute to take the lead for the Durban team.
After a mundane opening quarter of the game, the first attempt on goal fell to the home side. A Bhongolwethu Jayiya free kick from the right touchline was whipped into the box and found Robin Ngalande but his header was just over.
The first chance for Amazulu came just after the 20 minute mark.
Sthembiso Ngcobo got in behind the Wits defence, but Moeneeb Josephs in goal was able to deflect the shot wide.
In the 28th minute, Ngalande had a shot from edge of area, but a defender tracked back in time to hack the ball out for a corner.
On the half hour mark Jayiya caught AmaZulu on the break and with teammates on both flanks, the striker opted to try and dribble the entire visitors' back four and lost the possession in rather tame fashion as the attack petered out.
Wits were made to pay for their missed chances in the 63rd minute as AmaZulu took the lead against the run of play. Mthiyane headed home from close range after Ayanda Dlamini made a a surging run down the right before unleashing the cross for his teammate to make it 1-0 to the visitors.
Wits second half substitute Ryan Chapman put the ball in the back of the net in the 75th minute, but his effort was disallowed as he was adjudged offside. – Sapa