Kaizer Chiefs were held to a 1-1 draw by a resilient Bidvest Wits side in a PSL match which was played in Soweto, Johannesburg on Wednesday night. Chiefs could not double their lead at the top of the Absa Premiership standings after Mamelodi Sundowns slipped against Orlando Pirates, but are still four points clear at the top.
Chiefs got off to a promising start with their leading marksman Samir Nurkovic looking lively as he placed his header wide of the target from close range, before forcing Goss into a magnificent finger-tipping save with pressure mounting on the away side’s defence.
Middendorp’s men were dominating aerial battles with the Clever Boys missing their towering central defender Mkhwanazi and they were conceding many set-pieces and corner-kicks.
Nurkovic got the goal he had been searching for when he headed home Lebogang Manyama‘s corner-kick to make it 1-0 to Chiefs in the 36th minute with the latter registering his ninth assist of the season which is the most in the league.
The 28-year-old Nurkovic continued to torment the visitors’ defence and he had a chance to double the Glamour Boys’ lead after Wits were exposed at the back, but he placed his low shot wide of the target and Hunt’s men survived a scare.
Chiefs were then caught napping at the other end and they were punished by Alexander, who scored a late equalizing goal from close range to ensure that the match ended in a 1-1 draw on the night.
The teams will return to Absa Premiership action this coming weekend, with Chiefs away to Polokwane City at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday afternoon and Wits visiting Orlando Pirates at Ellis Park later the same day.