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Sibusiso Vilakazi and Bongani Khumalo applaud Bidvest Wits fighting spirit

Posted: 27 April 2016 Time: 09:18

Bidvest Wits duo Sibusiso Vilakazi and Bongani Khumalo were full of praise of their team's performance against SuperSport United on Tuesday evening.

The Clever Boys marched to within three points of Absa Premiership log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, thanks to a 2-0 victory over their Tshwane counterparts.

Despite midfielder Papy Faty scoring a brace on the night, the team showed great intent and fighting spirit to secure the three points as well as their seventh consecutive clean sheet in the league.

Vilakazi was first to praise his teammates for the performance and the quick response to their Nedbank Cup exit at the hands of Free State Stars last weekend.

"Sometimes it doesn't go our way, but [last night] we turned the corner a little bit," said the Wits captain.

"I think the attitude from the boys was fantastic. Everyone in the field were fighting for one another, which drove us to managing the win."

Meanwhile, Khumalo, who put in a solid indivual performance, exlained that the players somehow forgot to enjoy their games of late but returned to their old ways against his former employers.

"It's a team effort. I think you can see there's great unity here," added the lanky defender.

"I think the past few games, we sort of forgot to enjoy it a bit. We've been fighting, which is fantastic – unbelievable – but no matter how many games are left, we know the situation.

"We need to play football. We need to enjoy ourselves. I mean the fighting spirit was there."

The 29-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur defender also credited his teammates for welcoming him into the team, and promises they will give their all in the final run-in.

"These guys are great. They're so welcoming to me, I owe them everything. And you know, in the last few game we've got to give it our all and see what happens."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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