Gavin Hunt was delighted with way Bidvest Wits defended against Bloemfontein Celtic
Posted: 2 December 2017 Time: 15:40
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt admitted Bloemfontein Celtic were the better team in the second half, but hailed his side's defence.
The Clever Boys were crowned Telkom Knockout champions after Vincent Pule's strike secured a 1-0 win over Celtic on Saturday evening.
"I thought the first half we were good. We were on top. They were much better than us in the second half, they got on top of us. They won a lot of second balls and I tried to make changes and be more positive," Hunt told SuperSport TV.
"I thought let's try win the game, the space was there. In South African football one goal wins games, it's one of those things, I'm happy for the club and the boys.
"This is the first time we have had all our first team defenders. I thought they were magnificent besides the one slip at the end there. In South Africa you need a good defence because you can get one or two results. We haven't done it this season but we got a result tonight. It was going to take one moment you know."
Hunt insisted that towards the end of the game he was not banking on going to extra time and made positive changes to affect the match.
"I forced the game by making changes I was not going to wait. I tried to be proactive and be reactive to situations you know. It works, sometimes it doesn't work. We're happy about that.," he added.
"It's fantastic I played in the Final as a player and I lost. If we had four victories in the league we would be top of the [Absa Premiership] log, maybe give the cup, but we will enjoy the moment."
Gabadinho Mhango scooped the Man of the Match award and the midfielder was quick to thank his teammates.
"First of all I want to thank God and my teammates, I was suspended for six games and for me to come back and be Man of the Match I couldn't have done it without the help of my teammates," the Malawian said.
"As players it's good to win trophies so maybe this cup will give us confidence [in the league]. This will give us motivation, we will come out fighting now."