Hunt dismisses Celtic problems

Nedbank Cup

The Clever Boys host Celtic in the opening round of the Nedbank Cup at Bidvest Stadium on Friday, just days after the Phunya Sele Sele chairman revealed his intention to sell the club due to a recent clash with the supporters.

Hunt admits he is wary of what’s going on at the Free State-based club at the moment, but concedes that he would be shooting himself in the foot if he were to expect less of a threat from the players on the pitch.

“I think the biggest thing in South African football is that you can’t look at other teams’ problems because, if that was the case, then a lot of these teams wouldn’t win a game,” says Hunt.

“It’s like when we played Chippa [United], they said they didn’t pay their salaries, blah, blah, blah … but they fought like hell. So you tell me? You can’t look into that.

“I’ve been in football over 30 years in this country; players haven’t had their salaries paid; don’t do this, don’t do that but they still come and perform on the day, so we can’t look into that.”

On the contrary, the experienced tactician believes Serame Letsoaka’s troops will be highly motivated and out to prove a point.

“I think they [the players] will be highly motivated to play and prove a point, and we’ve got to respect that,” Hunt adds.

Tickets for the clash, which kicks off at 20h00, are still on sale at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers outlets at R40 for adults and R10 for children under 12.