'Wits to determine league champions'


The defending champions have been languishing at the bottom of the standings this season, having only won five of their 19 matches.

The Clever Boys are currently in 13th position, with a tally of just 21 points – a massive 14 points adrift of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

Hunt admits The Brazilians are in full control at the moment, while Orlando Pirates dropping points against Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday further strengthens their hold at the top.

“The gap [at the top] is quite big, isn’t it? There’s a lot of games to go –  I mean, 11, the gap is quite big,” said Hunt.

“Sundowns are in the driver’s seat and again, teams who are there and could’ve got closer dropped points last night.

“It looks like we’re handing it [the title] to Sundowns at the moment, so it’ll be difficult for anyone to catch up.”

While their own title hopes have all but perished, Hunt feels they can determine who takes over the throne, needing to still face all four championship hopefuls in the second round.

“One thing’s for sure, we will determine who will win the league, because we’ve got to play all these teams – that’s for sure,” he added.

“We’ve got the capacity – we might not do it, but we’ve got the capacity to beat anybody.

“The biggest problem is that there’s still no consistency in our league. You can’t expect to win every game, and the top team, who’ve spent [big money], they’re not really dominating every game, so this league is very, very close, in terms of top to bottom.”

Wits will host third-placed Kaizer Chiefs at Bidvest Stadium this Saturday (18h00) before visiting Cape Town City, while back-to-back clashes with Pirates and Sundowns are set for April.