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Bidvest Wits take PSL title

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Clever Boys win league for the first time

Bidvest Wits, PSL Champions 2017, copyright: Gallo Images

Bidvest Wits raised the Absa Premiership trophy for the first time at the FNB Stadium on 27 May.

Though beaten that day by Kaizer Chiefs, the Clever Boys had already earned the title – and R10-million – in front of a home crowd of jubilant fans on 17 May. Coached by four times league winner Gavin Hunt, they defeated Polokwane City 2-0 in the Bidvest Stadium to secure their place in the history books.

Bidvest Wits chairman, Wits alumnus Brian Joffe, was quoted as saying: “We are proud of the players. It’s a great moment – a first [title] in over 90 years. From the time Gavin got involved with us the team has been building and it cost us money but there has been progress.”

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Adam Habib said:Their impressive performance has made us truly proud.

Bidvest Wits are also the 2016 MTN8 champions.

See more about the team's history here.

  • Supporters of Wits student football, take note: the 2017 Varsity Football season begins on 27 July. See the fixtures here.

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