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Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt talks of basketball effect

Posted: 30 November 2017 Time: 08:00

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt believes the local game has lost some structure, hence teams are struggling to register victories in the Absa Premiership recently.

In last week's matches, only Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns picked up wins amid a deluge of draws.

Log leaders Baroka FC have not won in five matches but still managed to maintain their position, while the bottom-placed Clever Boys are only 10 points adrift.

“I think the game has changed a little bit. I think the game has become a little bit more of a basketball effect, you know what I'm saying,” Hunt said.

“It is a bit more you go, we go, you go, we go and then when you go don't concede and when we go... I think the structure has gone a little bit in the football.

“We just battle because of our situation. If you play your core of the team that we had, that's why we struggled. Chopping and changing.

“We won all our games in the cup. If they were league games we would be top of the league. But they are cup games.”

Hunt, meanwhile, has been boosted by the return of Gabadinho Mhango, Ben Motshwari and Daylon Claasen for Saturday's Telkom Knockout final against Bloemfontein Celtic at Princess Magogo Stadium.

Mhango completed his six-game suspension for spitting in the face of AmaZulu midfielder Michael Morton, while Motshwari and Claasen have recovered from their respective injuries.

“They are all training but do I play them is a thing that we have to discuss.

“We have to think about it because it is a once-off game. Those guys give us legs and pace which we haven't had in the last matches.

“We got a few back now when before the team picks itself, now we can select a team again which is good,” said the four-time PSL champion.

Article by: Rofhiwa Lihaiwa
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