Andre Arendse hails Wits' off-season signings Daine Klate, Elias Pelembe and Nazeer Allie
Posted: 13 January 2016 Time: 13:50
Bidvest Wits goalkeeper coach Andre Arendse says off-season signings Daine Klate, Elias Pelembe and Nazeer Allie have played a key role in the club's ascent to the Absa Premiership summit.
The Students are two points clear of closest rivals Mamelodi Sundowns and Mpumalanga Black Aces after 13 games.
"Bidvest Wits have made some wonderful signings this season, signings that can add to where the club wants to go – Daine Klate, Elias Pelembe, Nazeer Allie. Those are the kind of players that come through and really played vital roles in the games that we have won so far," Arendse told the club's website.
Arendse has faith Wits can maintain their bid for league honours as they gear up for the additional challenge of competing in the CAF Confederation Cup. The Clever Boys will start their quest for continental glory against Lightstars in the Seychelles on the weekend of February 12-14.
"The games are going to come thick and fast, there are cup games, PSL games and CAF games which means there will be a lot of travelling and everyone will get a chance to play. You need a good size squad and we have that, we have the talent and the skill.
The former Bafana Bafana keeper added: "I think for us as a team we need to put together a run of consistency. By consistency I mean winning three or four games on the trot. You are always going to have other teams dropping the points and that's really what we need. If we want to give ourselves any chance to come close to winning the league this season."