Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt hopeful after Telkom Knockout win
Posted: 4 December 2017 Time: 09:58
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt hopes the club's Telkom Knockout triumph galvanises their league campaign in what is proving to be a "crazy" Premiership season.
Wits won the TKO with a 1-0 defeat of Bloemfontein Celtic in the final on Saturday, as Vincent Pule deftly back-heeled an Amr Gamal cross home in the 90th minute at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu.
Hunt, a four-time PSL winner, has now joined Mamelodi Sundowns counterpart Pitso Mosimane in winning every domestic trophy on offer.
Hunt, though, has little time to bask in personal glory as the Students are propping up the table with two wins from 11 games - albeit just 10 points shy of leaders Baroka.
The Clever Boys next host struggling Ajax Cape Town at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday (19h30), with Hunt desperate to transfer their cup form into the league.
"Shew," Hunt responded when asked if the TKO victory will have any impact going forward.
"Well as I said to the players on Saturday, the four games we won in the cup if we had won four games in the league we would be on top of the league. That's how crazy the league is at the moment.
"You look at the league table this year, the team at the top doesn't even have two points [from each match as an average]. We are 10 points behind with a game in hand. We are bottom and they are top. It's crazy. It's crazy."
Hunt feels Tshwane giants SuperSport United and Sundowns are the only teams that could still go over 60 points this season as they play catch-up in the league after their CAF exploits.
"I don't think anybody is going to get over 60 points this season but SuperSport can and Sundowns can because they are in a good position in the league and they got the squads," he said.
"The rest of us... I don't know. We will try to play catch up. I think it's important to take everything into consideration and take stock. Even the MTN8 cup we were unfortunate to lose the semi-finals [to Cape Town City]. I think it took a bit out of us and the injuries we got from there.
"But the first thing that worries you when you are bottom of the league is togetherness. That is the first thing and all those foreign words. Together we will be fine. We will be okay."