Bidvest Wits v Al-Nasr Match Report, 29/12/2019

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Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium
Bidvest Wits 0-0 Al-Nasr SC: Wasteful Students drop points in Caf Confederation Cup
19:08 WAT 29/12/2019
Gavin Hunt of Bidvest Wits
Gavin Hunt's men have themselves to blame for the draw as they missed too many goalscoring chances on the day

Bidvest Wits and Al-Nasr played to a disappointing 0-0 draw in a Caf Confederation Cup Group C match which was played at Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday. 

The Students created better goalscoring chances throughout the game but they just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net. 

Gavin Hunt made wholesale changes to his usual starting line-up with Cole Alexander, Thabang Monare, S'fiso Hlanti and Sameegh Doutie all settling for places on the bench. 

The home side started the game with so much confidence and their first attempt at goal came from Molahlehi Khunyedi inside the opening 10 minutes.

Phathutshedzo Nange saw his attempted shot blocked in the 15th minute as Wits continued to take the game to Al-Nasr. 

Wits continued to attack and Gift Motupa was the instigator in the final third as he linked up well with his teammates. 

Haashim Domingo ballooned his effort from a Keegan Ritchie free-kick in the final 10 minutes of the first half. 

What was impressive about Wits, despite firing blanks, was their passing game - overall, the Students amassed 450 passes to Al-Nasr's 260 after 90 minutes. 

It was total dominance by the Clever Boys and they could have easily turned it into goals.   

Motupa had a chance to break the deadlock on the stroke of half-time after a great pass by Elias Pelembe but the attacker shot high and wide. 

Al-Nasr hardly threatened Wits in the first half, something Hunt should have seen and capitalised on by adding more numbers upfront.

However, this wasn't the case as Wits looked too worried to keep their shape and avoid being caught on a counter-attack.

Wits started the second half on the front foot and they came close to breaking the deadlock as Domingo fired from outside the box. 

Terrence Dzvukamanja missed an opportunity to give Wits the lead from Ritchie's cross but his header went wide. 

Another cross by Ritchie connected with Dzvukamanja but his shot was blocked as Wits bombarded Al-Nasr's penalty shot. 

Hunt then introduced Mxolisi Macuphu and Monare in quick as succession midway through the second half. 

Nonetheless, Wits continued to be wasteful in front of goal, and Hunt couldn't control himself in the technical team area. 

In the end, both sides settled for a share of the spoils and Wits would have themselves to blame for dropping two crucial points at home.