Tyson missing for Swallows clash

Posted: 17 February 2015 Time: 02:04 pm

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt is set to recall most of his regular players when they take on Moroka Swallows, but Thulani Hlatshwayo is suspended.

Hlatshwayo picked up his eighth yellow card of the season in Wits' last Absa Premiership game against Maritzburg United, meaning he misses their next domestic match.

Hunt handed a number of youngsters including Markus Lecki, Abdnigo Mosiathlaga and Paseka Sekese their debuts against Swazi side Royal Leopards in the CAF Confederation Cup on Saturday.

Sibusiso Vilakazi, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Siyabonga Nhlapo, Jabulani Shongwe and Fikru Tefera watched from the stands as the Clever Boys walloped Leopards 3-0.

Hunt picked out Lecki as a player for the future.

"He is a fantastic player and one for the future. He might not be one of the biggest but he is quick across the ground, calm, good in the air, can play at the back and reads the game very well," says Hunt.

"We signed these youngsters for the first team and you will see most of them in the PSL before the end of the season," he adds.

Hunt says he will rotate his squad to accommodate both CAF and domestic League games.

"It was not only 'Vila' on the stands but other players like Bhasera, Jabu, Nhlapo. We will see how we juggle the squad playing against Swallows and also Sundowns," he says.

"It's going to be a long way. We are taking each game at a time and we are currently focused on our next game," adds Hunt.

The Students remain in position three on the log, 13 points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs. Wits' game against Swallows kicks off at 19h30 at Dobsonville Stadium tonight.


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Article by: Ernest Fakude

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