Wits lose it late in Reunion

Bidvest Wits went down 2-1 after a last minute penalty to SS Saint-Louisienne from Reunion Island in their preliminary CAF Champions League clash at the Stade Théophile Hoarau on Saturday.

Wits opened the scoring minutes before the break through in-form forward Hellings Gabadinho Mhango – with a deserved and vital away goal.

However, the Reunion Premier League side fought back after the break with an equaliser on 65 minutes and a last-minute penalty to steal a 2-1 victory over Gavin Hunt’s side.

Despite the loss, the Clever Boys will still have the chance to overturn the deficit in the second-leg at the Bidvest Stadium on the 18th of February.

The winner of the two-legged tie move on to face Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the first-round of the competition.

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