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Saturday's PSL Review: Bidvest Wits, Cape Town City, Black Leopards and AmaZulu win

7:25 am AEST 5/8/18
Gavin Hunt, Bidvest Wits
The four teams lead the standings having collected three points each from matchday one of the new PSL season

Only four teams won their opening matches of the 2018-19 PSL season which got underway on Saturday.

Bidvest Wits shot to the summit of the PSL log following their 3-0 win over Free State Stars at the Bidvest Stadium.

Captain Thulani Hlatshwayo opened the scoring 10 minutes into the encounter, before new signing Mxolisi Macuphu doubled the home side's advantage just after the half-hour mark. 

Another new signing, Deon Hotto, put the game to bed as he easily slotted the ball past Ea Lla Koto goalkeeper Badra Sangare 15 minutes from time. 

Stars never really threatened the Students, who fielded their strongest possible side which included Darren Keet, Gift Motupa and Robyn Johannes among other players. 

At the Cape Town Stadium, Benni McCarthy guided Cape Town City to a comfortable 2-0 win over SuperSport United. 

This was Kaitano Tembo's first match as head coach of Matsatsantsa, but it was more like a baptism of fire for the former caretaker coach. 

Roland Putsche fired City ahead 10 minutes into the second period after the two teams had gone into the half-time break locked at 0-0. 

City sealed their first three points of the campaign when Craig Martin beat Ronwen Williams to make it 2-0 in the 67th minute. 

In Polokwane, the provincial derby between Black Leopards and Polokwane City produced a single goal. 

PSL returnees, Leopards, got the better of Rise and Shine, thanks to Karabo Tshepe's 12th minute strike. 

Polokwane City tried to come back after the early setback, but Leopards were in resolute mood, especially in defence where they showed maturity in dealing with the likes of Rodney Ramagalela and Walter Musona. 

Lastly, AmaZulu recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Baroka FC to move to fourth on the PSL table. 

It took Siyethemba Mnguni 18 minutes to break  the deadlock on the day which saw Moeneeb Josephs and Nhlanhla Vilakazi among others made their official debuts for Usuthu. 

All eyes were on Talent Chawapiwa to see if his heart was still at Baroka after it emerged that Kaizer Chiefs want to sign him. 

The midfielder did fairly well on the left hand side of Baroka's midfield although he was often closed down.