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Mkhwanazi: There's only internal pressure at Bidvest Wits

Posted: 28 August 2015 Time: 12:22

Bidvest Wits defender Buhle Mkhwanazi has argued that pressure to win silverware does not come from the club’s management but from the players’ own desire for success.

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Wits will battle Ajax Cape Town in the MTN8 semi-finals on Saturday, having last claimed silverware in 2010 when they lifted the Nedbank Cup under current Ajax coach Roger de Sa.

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The Clever Boys also reached the 2014 Nedbank Cup Final, but went down 3-1 to Orlando Pirates.

And with the club richly investing in players over the past two seasons, much is expected from Gavin Hunt’s side.

However, Mkhwanazi says: “I don’t think there’s any pressure in terms of winning whatever [silverware] that has to be won.

“It’s [the desire] that has to come from the players and the [technical team] to help the club win silverware because, really, it’s been long since Wits have won cupsm,” says the former University of Pretoria captain.

The Bloemfontein-born centre-back insists Wits' high-profile signings has brought welcome attention to the ambitious outfit.

“By the club bringing in good, experienced players, people might think that it’s pressure on its own but I think it’s something that’s really cool for the club to be able to attract supporters, and bring them closer to the club.

“Winning will come as a bonus but then it’s something that has to be done as players, you know, you’ll never play football and never [want to] win anything. You need to know that when you retire you would have won a whole lot of things with great players on your side,” adds the 25-year-old.

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Article by: Chad Klate
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