Hunt: Nhlapho wasn’t good enough

Premiership

Hunt was himself a right-back during his playing days at Cape Town side Hellenic, and revealed that he changed Nhlapo from his natural midfield position into a defender.

"When Siya (Siyabonga Nhlapho) came here he was a midfielder, and I said to him, ‘You can't play as a midfielder in South Africa’," Hunt said.

“He asked ‘Why?’ and I told him, ‘Siya, you are not good enough to play as a midfielder in South Africa’. He asked me where he should play, and I told him that he should play as a right back.”

Nhlapo’s impressive displays on the right side of the Wits’ defense has seen him earn a call-up into Shakes Mashaba’s preliminary Bafana Bafana squad that will do battle at the African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea next month – something he may have his club coach to thank for.

“I promised him that I will make him a good right back that will even play for Bafana Bafana,” Hunt said.

“So what happened? You know what happened."

Wits take on the University of Pretoria on Sunday in their final League encounter this year.

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