DURBAN – Bidvest Wits made an early statement of intent with an impressive 3-0 league win over AmaZulu at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday night.
In what was a polished performance all round from Gavin Hunt's team, goals from Terrence Dzvukamanja and Deon Hotto gave them a 2-0 lead at the turn-around before Thulani Hlatshwayo sealed a deserved three points with a second half header.
AmaZulu struggled to create clearcut chances for most of the evening but were to have the first opportunity of the game, when Wits keeper Brandon Petersen's poor clearance in the in the eighth minute fell to Sibusiso Mabiliso. Petersen, however, redeemed himself as he clawed Mabaliso's chip away before blocking the follow-up from Andre de Jong.
Apart from that though, Wits were controlling the game as the hosts struggled to find any kind of fluency to their play.
Sameegh Doutie, making his return to the Clever Boys, was looking lively down the right wing and it was his storming run in the 14th minute which led to the opening goal as he picked out Dzvukamanja in the box, the Zimbabwean's initial effort being blocked before he nodded home from the rebound.