Hunt gives simple advice to Motshwari
Posted: 19 February 2018 Time: 17:00
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says Ben Motshwari needs to work hard to regain his spot in the team.
The 26-year-old has been restricted to eight appearances this season due to a knee injury and stern competition for game-time in midfield at Sturrock Park.
Hunt has ample options in the engine room in the shape of Thabang Monare, Granwald Scott, Phumlani Ntshangase and versatile defensive-minded recruits Edwin Gyimah and Denis Weidlich.
“Well, he’s got to work hard. He’s got to work hard and get back in the team,” Hunt said when asked about Motshwari, who last featured on the bench against Kaizer Chiefs on February 3.
“I’m sure, as you can see, we lose players all the time.
“He hasn’t played a lot and definitely he’ll be back in the team.”
Motshwari will hope to get a look-in when the Students visit Pamplemousses in Mauritius on Wednesday in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League. Hunt's men won the first leg 2-0.
Motshwari has claimed Absa Premiership, MTN8 and Telkom Knockout honours with Wits since getting promoted at the club at the beginning of 2014/15.
He formed a solid combination in the middle of the park with Ntshangase in 2015/16 as the Clever Boys finished runners-up to Mamelodi Sundowns, but both players have since slipped down the pecking order.