Domingo: Hunt is old-school

Posted: 14 October 2018 Time: 09:00

Bidvest Wits newcomer Haashim Domingo says he has no regrets joining the Clever Boys on his return to South Africa from Europe.

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The 23-year-old forward moved to Wits in August after three years in Portugal with Vitoria Guimaraes.

The former U-20 international's contract with Vitoria was not renewed and he opted to link up with decorated coach Gavin Hunt, who guided the Students to their maiden PSL triumph in 2016/17.

Wits, who struggled in the league last term, are looking like title contenders again this season as they lead the pack with 17 points from nine games.

“To be honest I had a few options to go with but I decided to go with Wits as they are an ambitious club,” Domingo tells

“They also have a champion coach in Gavin Hunt and this is another factor. His success rate as a coach made my decision easy, you know.

“The coach is also very old-school but not in a bad way. The coach knows exactly what he wants from his players. Coach Gavin teaches you how to win, not just how to play.

“I think that’s why I came back … to win titles, not just finish among the top eight clubs. So yeah, after the first few months I have no regrets and I know I made the right choice,” says the Ajax Cape Town product.

Domingo, who prefers to play as a number 10, has made an impact in his seven appearances for the Clever Boys, albeit playing predominantly as a winger.

“Look, any striker wants nothing more than scoring goals but my position does not always allow this to happen. But I’m also very happy to create chances for my teammates.

“My time in Portugal has taught me to defend first and then attack. But here in the PSL it's very attack-minded and sometimes it comes across that the players are all over the show.

“Yeah, tactically it’s not as disciplined as over in Europe, but I guess it’s because it’s a different brand of soccer and that is why each league is unique.”

Article by: Seraj Jones

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